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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals open season in Detroit

The Arizona Cardinals open the 2017 season in Detroit against the Lions.

Happy... Game Day.

Let’s get it started with a look around the Arizona Cardinals at the news and notes coming from the team.

NoteCards: Cardinals At Lions
What to look for when watching #AZvsDET

Pasch Factor: The Talent Of Matthew Stafford
Cardinals will have their hands full with Lions quarterback

Despite Little Work, David Johnson Not Rusty
Notes: Nkemdiche, Iupati are game-day decisions; Special teams still coming together

Prove-It Time For Cardinals Against Lions
Team is confident bounce-back season awaits, and now must perform in season opener

Cardinals Blogs | The past as future, and Friday before the Lions

Cardinals officially sign LB Scooby Wright III to 53-man roster
The Arizona Cardinals have officially signed former University of Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright to their 53-man roster Friday.

NFL Week 1 Injury Report: Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions
A look at the official NFL Week 1 injury report for the game between the Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions at Ford Field Sunday, Sept. 10.

Arizona Cardinals special teams expected to see big improvement in 2017
Arizona's special teams underwent a major renovation since the end of last season, and for good reason: The unit was directly responsible for three losses.

All-Access with Bruce Arians: 'Anxious, ready to roll' in Week 1
Head coach Bruce Arians, now in his fifth year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media several times leading up to gameday.

Dealing Cards: Defending Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford
Two years ago, the Arizona Cardinals embarrassed Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, picking him off four times in a 42-17 win in Detroit.

Birdseed: Inside the numbers of Cardinals at Lions
The Arizona Cardinals are set to open up their 2017 season in Detroit against the Lions. Arizona Sport's Mike Jurecki breaks down the numbers on both sides.

Healthy John Brown can be Arizona Cardinals' X factor on offense - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The difference between 2015 and 2016 was striking for the Cardinals' passing game, and it's no coincidence that John Brown's health was key.

At 78, Arizona Cardinals coach Tom Moore never stops learning - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The call to be a head coach never came, but Cardinals assistant Tom Moore feels blessed and energetic after almost 40 years in NFL coaching.

Week 1 NFL predictions: Scores for every game
NFL Nation reporters make their weekend picks, with expectations high for Atlanta, Tennessee and Green Bay.

Quarterback Confidence Index rating for all 32 NFL teams - 2017 preseason rankings
How confident is your favorite NFL team about its quarterback situation headed into the season? New England, Atlanta and Green Bay are set at the top, but this is about more than starters.

Arizona Cardinals' hopes hinge on keeping Carson Palmer upright - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
If the Cardinals are to improve on their 7-8-1 record from last season, keeping Carson Palmer from taking too many hits is a must.

LB Philip Wheeler likely to re-sign with Cardinals | Cards Wire
His release was to avoid being on the hook for his entire season's salary if he is released later on.

‘Madden’ sim: Cardinals blow 19-3 lead, win on last-second David Johnson TD | Cards Wire
David Johnson scores a touchdown with three seconds left to give the Cardinals a last-second win to start the season.

Originally an underdog, Cardinals favored to win season opener vs. Lions | Cards Wire
They opened as three-point underdogs and now are favored by two.

Cards Wire writers predict outcome of Cardinals/Lions | Cards Wire
Three of four Cards Wire writers pick the Cardinals to open the season with a win.

NFL Week 1 winner picks, picks against the spread | Cards Wire
See what picks we make this week.