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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals face new tests in the NFC West

A look around the web on the Arizona Cardinals and NFC West.

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Happy Tuesday.

It is the NFL trade deadline today, and the NFC West has been busy.

First, let’s get to the news on the Arizona Cardinals.

Around The NFC West - Week 8
The Seahawks reclaim the division lead with a wild win over the Texans

Drew Stanton: "You Have To Be Yourself"
Like he did with Palmer, Arians will tailor gameplan to help new quarterback

Cardinals Blogs
Major NFC West tradewinds, including Jimmy G

How the NFC West Was Won Week 8: Seahawks move into first place
The Seattle Seahawks survived a roller coaster of a game against the Houston Texans Sunday, and it was enough to push them to the top of the NFC West.

Cardinals elevate LB Bryson Albright from practice squad
The Arizona Cardinals moved linebacker Bryson Albright onto the roster and signed offensive lineman Javarius Leamon to the practice squad.

NFC West trade frenzy: Garoppolo to 49ers, Brown to Seahawks
The NFL had two big-time trades go down Monday before Tuesday's trade deadline at 1 p.m. and both of them involve the NFC West.

Run game might be answer for Cardinals' offensive woes this week
The Cardinals should make full use their running backs on Sunday as they face a porous 49ers run defense that has been tested all season.

Seahawks take over NFC West lead after thriller with Texans | Cards Wire
They get a 41-38 win to improve to 5-2 and win for the fourth straight time.

Cardinals to face winless, banged up 49ers after they lose to Eagles | Cards Wire
The Arizona Cardinals next play the San Francisco 49ers on the road. The 49ers are still winless after a 33-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The 49ers also have some injury issues this week.

49ers make trade for QB Jimmy Garoppolo, but Cardinals won’t face him | Cards Wire
San Francisco makes a move to acquire their quarterback of the future.

3 unexpected struggles for Cardinals in first half of season | Cards Wire
The season has not gone as expected, and no one could have predicted the team's struggles in the running game, kicking game and pass rush.

Cardinals face tough second-half schedule | Cards Wire
seven of their final nine games are against teams who either lead their division or are very much in the mix for the postseason.

Cardinals 3rd-down rush defense shockingly bad | Cards Wire
Teams running the ball on third down convert almost automatically against the Cardinals.

Cardinals promote Bryson Albright to replace Carson Palmer on roster | Cards Wire
They add some depth at outside linebacker.

NFC West-leading Seahawks make big trade for LT Duane Brown | Cards Wire
The Seahawks pay big to land a franchise left tackle.