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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals News and Notes for Monday

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The Arizona Cardinals had a tough Sunday Night, let's read about it.

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

There's not much worse than a loss, but a loss on a Sunday Night on primetime to a team missing their two best players?

Yuck.

Here are some news and notes from last night.

Larry Fitzgerald reportedly expects to retire at end of season - SBNation.com
NFL Media's Ian Rapoport says Fitzgerald expects to call it quits after the 2016 campaign.

Cardinals can't take down Jimmy Garoppolo, Patriots
Behind Jimmy Garoppolo, making his first NFL start, the Patriots stunned the Arizona Cardinals with a 23-21 season-opening victory on Sunday Night Football.

RECAP: Cardinals fall 23-21 to Pats, Larry Fitzgerald reaches 100 career TDs | Cards Wire
On Sunday Night Football to open the season, a very shorthanded New England Patriots squad were all the Arizona Cardinals could handle. Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 264 yards and Chandler Catanzaro missed a potential game-winning 47-yard field goal as the Pats get a 23-21 win in Arizona.

Cardinals defense doesn't live up to hype in loss to Patriots - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The Cardinals couldn't stop a Patriots offense led by Jimmy Garoppolo in a 23-21 loss Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Cardinals penalized for doing the 'Charleston' dance
Chandler Jones and D.J. Swearinger were penalized for a choreographed celebration as the Arizona Cardinals opened 2016 against the New England Patriots.