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Game day links!

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

It is game day! The playoffs are here. The Cardinals and the Panthers kick things off. Here are some morning links to start the day.

Cardinals:

Playoffs Bring Clean Slate For Cardinals
Lindley starts at quarterback as Panthers await in Wild Card game

Friday Five - Cardinals/Panthers Wild Card
A glance at five top storylines for the Cardinals-Panthers game Saturday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

Cardinals Blogs | Friday before the Panthers and the Wild Card

Remember the last time the Cardinals went to Carolina for a playoff game? It turned out pretty well for the Cards. They flipped Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme into a turnover-machine – six in all – as the Cards crushed the 12-4 Panthers on their Super Bowl run.

Cardinals Blogs | Larry Fitzgerald’s future

Larry Fitzgerald is a Cardinal. And he could stay a Cardinal. That’s really about as far as anyone can go right now with the question of the future of Fitz in Arizona.

Peterson, Fitzgerald Preparing For Playoffs - ESPN Video - ESPN
Arizona Cardinals Patrick Peterson and Larry Fitzgerald sit down with Britt McHenry as they prepare to take on the Panthers on Saturday.

NFL Live Prediction: Cardinals-Panthers - ESPN Video - ESPN

The NFL Live crew make their picks for Arizona at Carolina.

Arizona Cardinals DE Calais Campbell named second-team All-Pro - ESPN

Less than two weeks ago, Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell added Pro Bowler to his growing resume. On Friday, he added All-Pro.

DE Charles Johnson not at practice but will play on Saturday - ESPN

Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson did not participate in Friday’s practice because of a family illness, but he is listed as probable for Saturday’s NFC wild card game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Prediction: Arizona Cardinals survive and advance - ESPN

All signs point to Arizona’s season, which started with so much promise and a 9-1 record, ending Saturday afternoon in Carolina.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers scouting report

Arizona Cardinals play the Carolina Panthers in the NFC playoffs on Saturday.

Cardinals' top 3 picks in 2013 won't call this a lost season

Guard Jonathan Cooper, linebacker Kevin Minter and safety Tyrann Mathieu have all dealt with significant injuries this season.

Arizona Cardinals lean on funny, ferocious LB Larry Foote

Cardinals veteran linebacker Larry Foote has been to three Super Bowls and won two of them and although his NFL career may be winding to a close, he doesn't plan on going out without a fight. He'll be an instrumental leader as the Cardinals open the playoffs against Carolina.

Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley keeps playoff start in perspective | FOX Sports

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians named Ryan Lindley the starter for Saturday's playoff game against the Panthers.

Cardinals believe they can overcome adversity again | FOX Sports

Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley must avoid mistakes and the Cardinals defense must regain its early-season form if Arizona is to upset Carolina in an NFC wild card game on Saturday.

ESPN's Jaworski: Todd Bowles' blitzing scheme will allow Arizona Cardinals to beat Carolina Panthers

Ron Jaworski thinks the Cardinals will beat the Panthers in the NFC Wild Card game.

Larry Fitzgerald should be appreciated even if Saturday is his last game with the Arizona Cardinals

No one, not even Larry Fitzgerald himself knows for sure if Saturday's game against the Carolina Panthers will be his final game in an Arizona Cardinals uniform.

Panthers QB Cam Newton impressed by Arizona Cardinals' defense

To say the Arizona Cardinals have struggled against mobile quarterbacks would be an understatement.

Arizona at Carolina: Playoffs a new experience for most of Cardinals roster

The Arizona Cardinals have not appeared in a postseason game since 2010, and only four players remain from the team that fell in New Orleans by a score of 45-14.

NFL:

Ben Roethlisberger and the offense can take the Steelers all the way - SBNation.com

Danny Kelly breaks down why the Steelers offense is so hard to stop.

Chip Kelly given control over Eagles personnel following rumors he might leave - SBNation.com

After a rumored power struggle with the team's GM, Kelly is staying put in Philly.

MMBM, Friday edition: The best week of football in history - SBNation.com

College football should be about the program- not a walking talking personal billboard on your head.

How all 12 NFL playoff teams can win the Super Bowl - SBNation.com

The NFL playoffs are here and all 12 teams in the field technically have a chance to go all the way. Danny Kelly explains how each one could win the Super Bowl this year.

2014 NFL All-Pro team led by 4 Dallas Cowboys players - SBNation.com

The Associated Press announced the first and second team All-Pro roster for the 2014 season on Friday.

The simple formula for stopping Andrew Luck - SBNation.com

The Wild Card game in Indianapolis this week comes down to one key matchup, says retired NFL defensive end Stephen White: Andrew Luck versus the Cincinnati secondary.