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Arizona Cardinals news 12/9: The short week begins

Tuesday morning links to start the day.

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The Arizona Cardinals were already back at practice on Monday because of the short week, so Monday meant talk of reviewing the game against the Chiefs and looking ahead to the Rams.

Here are the stories you might have missed:

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | Cromartie has ankle injury, and other Keim notes
Keim opened his segment by praising the home fans. "They were a big reason why we won Sunday."

Cardinals Gear Up For Short Week
Notebook: Cromartie could still play Thursday; Ellington heads to injured reserve

Cardinals Film Room: Finding The Fumble
A breakdown of the successful fourth-quarter replay challenge

Arizona Cardinals corner Antonio Cromartie has ankle injury, may play Thursday

When he was carted off the field, it looked like the worst of scenarios for cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

Arizona Cardinals are ready for make-or-break December

The Cardinals know what's at stake this month and they know it won't be easy. They started December with a win over the Chiefs, but they know everything is intensified for an NFL team with playoff aspirations.

Cardinals rewind: What we learned in win over Chiefs

Kent Somers looks back at what we learned in the Arizona Cardinals' 17-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

NFL's safety stance and Thursday night games don't | FOX Sports

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the challenge of Thursday night games is even greater for the road team.

Arizona Cardinals CB Antonio Cromartie could be available on Sunday - ESPN

If Cromartie can’t play against the Rams, Justin Bethel or Jerraud Powers will take his place in the starting lineup. When Cromartie left Sunday’s game against Kansas City in the fourth quarter, Bethel filled in at outside corner while Powers remained as Arizona’s nickel corner.

Tracking the Arizona Cardinals injuries in 2014 - ESPN

The Arizona Cardinals added another injury in Sunday's win over the Kansas City Chiefs. That increased the amount of injuries suffered in a game that have either cost players time, sent them to IR, or just were significant enough for coach Bruce Arians to mention to at least 22.

Arizona Cardinals sign safety Chris Clemons - ESPN

On the day they placed running back Andre Ellington on injured reserve, the Arizona Cardinals signed veteran safety Chris Clemons to take his roster spot Monday.

Can Kerwynn Williams jump-start Arizona Cardinals' running game?

In his first taste of NFL action at running back, Kerwynn Williams rushed for 100 yards - Cardinals Stories - Arizona Sports Now on 98.7 FM

Behind Enemy Lines Week 15: St. Louis Rams

St. Louis has not only won their last two contests, they've notched back-to-back shutouts over the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins. It's the first time they've blanked consecutive opponents since 1945.

Arizona Cardinals prepare for reality of Thursday Night Football

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare for Thursday Night Football, Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams style.

NFL:

NFL scores, news and highlights: What happened Sunday in Week 14 - SBNation.com

The Seahawks are rolling, the Rams are trolling and everything else that matters from a busy Sunday of NFL action.

49ers fans are burning Colin Kaepernick jerseys - SBNation.com

Rough times in San Francisco.

Good luck keeping up with the Seahawks - SBNation.com

Seattle's slog through the post-championship doldrums is over. Pete Carroll's team outpaced the Eagles for another big win this week.

NFL playoff standings and playoff picture 2014: Packers maintain narrow NFC North lead - SBNation.com

The Green Bay Packers remain one game up on the Detroit Lions in the NFC North, while the NFC South is once again tied between the 5-8 Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints.

MMBM Week 14: How badly would Alabama beat Washington? - SBNation.com

Welcome to the Monday Morning BM,, just a word of warning your probably not prepared to handle the strong football takes and barrelfire NFL truths that you never knew your Mondays were missing.

Jay Gruden is reading players' tweets in team meetings, is always watching - SBNation.com

This will end well.

Hatin' Ass Jeff Fisher trolls Washington before the game even starts - SBNation.com

Jeff Fisher hasn't done much with the bounty of picks the Rams got from the RG3 trade, but he did send all of them out for the coin toss before their game at FedEx Field.

Brian Hoyer shocked by struggles, Brett Favre returns to Green Bay and other NFL news - SBNation.com

Elsewhere, the Bills release receiver Mike Williams.

How LeSean McCoy reached NFL stardom - SBNation.com

LeSean McCoy details his story of growing up in Harrisburg, Pa., and how that shaped him to eventually become one of the NFL's most dynamic running backs.

Saints blame 'disrespectful' Cam Newton for brawl - SBNation.com

Newton's Superman celebration touched off an ugly shoving match in the New Orleans-Carolina game Sunday.

Josh Gordon criticized for being 'out of shape', per report - SBNation.com

Josh Gordon finished with just two receptions for 15 yards against the Indianapolis Colts.

Andre Johnson, Percy Harvin hurting after Week 14 - SBNation.com

Sunday's NFL action featured a number of key injuries that affected both the NFL landscape and playoff fates for fantasy football owners across the nation. Here is SB Nation medical expert Dr. Ali Mohamadi's Monday morning injury update from Week 14.

Jared Odrick yells at Joe Philbin during Dolphins' loss to Ravens - SBNation.com

Miami appears to be coming apart at the seams.

Monday Night Football schedule: Packers outduel Falcons for 43-37 win - SBNation.com

The Falcons' offense was impressive, but couldn't keep pace with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers with Green Bay walking away with a 43-37 victory on Monday night.