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Monday morning Cardinals and NFL links.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Cardinals played Saturday, but Sunday brought many stories. Here they are:

Cardinals:

Rodney Gunter Flashes In Defensive Line Battle
Rookie comes up with safety; Cardinals will have decisions to make up front

Arizona Cardinals starters look impressive in preseason opener vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Quarterback Carson Palmer close to perfect in Cardinals preseason opener

Carson Palmer shows what's in store in short but perfect outing
Carson Palmer's performance -- 4-for-4 for 77 yards and not a smidge of dirt on his uniform -- was a relief for the Arizona Cardinals.

Don't get too excited but Logan Thomas shows hope in games - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
Logan Thomas has performed well in the preseason before, but Saturday's effort still gives the Cardinals hope.

Rodney Gunter and Tyrann Mathieu brought their hard hats to work vs. Chiefs - NBCSPORTS1060.COM
Two of the biggest stars on defense for the Cardinals on Saturday night against the Chiefs were safety Tyrann Mathieu and rookie defensive end Rodney Gunter

Logan Thomas made the most of his time against Chiefs - NBCSPORTS1060.COM
Overall, Thomas thought he played "alright."

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians: Justin Bethel 'answered the bell well' - Arizona Sports

Cornerback Justin Bethel spent all of this past week working with the first-team defense as Jerraud Powers has been sidelined with an oblique injury.

Arizona Cardinals' Rodney Gunter notches sack, safety in first preseason game - Arizona Sports

The legend of Rodney Gunter seemed to be growing at an impossible-to-sustain rate shortly after he was taken in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.

Logan Thomas solid in Arizona Cardinals' preseason opener - Arizona Sports

Logan Thomas entered this training camp the favorite to be the Arizona Cardinals’ No. 3 quarterback behind Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton, but he was in no way a lock to keep it.

Clean and efficient, Carson Palmer operates Cardinals offense like well-oiled machine in preseason debut - Arizona Sports
The 12-year NFL veteran summed it up perfectly, calling the series "clean" and "efficient" in the aftermath of Arizona’s 34-19 loss.

NFL:

Tim Tebow scores most important 4th quarter preseason touchdown ever - SBNation.com

Eagles fans are excited!

NFL preseason scores and results 2015: Tim Tebow scores, rookies impress in Eagles' 36-10 win over Colts - SBNation.com

The Eagles trounced the Colts 36-10 in their preseason opener, as two rookies and Tim Tebow led the way.

James Harrison took away his kids' participation trophies because they didn't 'earn' them - SBNation.com

This is tough love.

Trent Richardson probably had a perfectly good reason for running away from that hole, jerks - SBNation.com

Maybe he had a good reason!

6 things to know about Jarryd Hayne’s journey from rugby league MVP to NFL rookie - SBNation.com

This guy isn't going anywhere.

It's almost Tim Tebow Time again - SBNation.com

The Eagles and Colts wrap up the first week of the preseason at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. But first, let's look back on Jameis Winston's NFL debut, a terrible night for right tackles, Philip Rivers' new deal and lots more from Saturday.