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A look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals.

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Happy Sunday and happy gameday one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals are taking on the San Francisco 49ers today at home today with Byron Leftwich at the helm offensively, that means a new day, right?

Let’s get ready for the game with a look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals.

The Rapid Coaching Ascension Of Byron Leftwich
Cardinals' new offensive coordinator takes the reins on Sunday against 49ers

With Phil Dawson Ailing, Matt McCrane Added To Practice Squad
Rookie, cut in preseason, played with Raiders

Five Things To Watch: #SFvsAZ
A look at the top storylines for Sunday's game

Against 49ers Run Game, Robert Nkemdiche And Interior Line In Spotlight
Notes: Rosen learning the little things from Leftwich; Boston to sit again

Cardinals Glad To Return To Field Against 49ers
Back to business after an eventful week

On Patrick Peterson, Steve Keim is (mostly) on to the 49ers

Friday before the 49ers, and resetting David Johnson

The Ups and Downs Of Calling Plays
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has advice for Cardinals OC Byron Leftwich

Cardinals Chronicles - Zeke Turner
LB Zeke Turner chronicles his love for the game and what it means to be an Arizona Cardinal.

Wilks - 'We Have To Turn It Around'
Head coach Steve Wilks speaks with the media following Friday's practice.

Zoom - Crucial Catch
Zoom into how the Cardinals are supporting those affected by breast cancer within the community.

Cards Daily - New Personality
Paul Calvisi brings you the latest news and notes going into Byron Leftwich's first game as the new offensive coordinator, along with what the defense needs to do to get another win over the 49ers.

Spotlight - Markus Golden
Lisa Matthews sits down with DE Markus Golden to discuss his return, and outlook for this season.

Byron Leftwich's first task: Fix Cardinals running back David Johnson - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The Cardinals hope new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich can tap into some of the concepts that helped make David Johnson successful in 2016.

Draft analyst says Cardinals' Josh Rosen in worst spot of young QBs
The Draft Network's Jon Ledyard ranked the landing spots for seven young NFL quarterbacks and unfortunately for Josh Rosen and the Cardinals, the outlook isn't good.

Things we learned from Byron Leftwich’s first words as Cardinals OC
Byron Leftwich talked about how he wants to groom Josh Rosen, how to get David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald going, plus his relationship with former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians in the new offensive coordinator's first meeting with reporters on Thursday.

Cardinals aren't trading Patrick Peterson, GM Steve Keim reiterates
Steve Keim was mum on talking about Patrick Peterson's trade request and is excited to see the debut of Byron Leftwich as Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator against the San Francisco 49ers.

Cardinals sign rookie kicker Matt McCrane to practice squad
Rookie kicker Matt McCrane has re-joined the Arizona Cardinals after being released from the Oakland Raiders. Meanwhile, starting kicker Phil Dawson appeared on the team's injury report Thursday.

Cardinals' Tre Boston, Jeremy Vujnovich ruled out for Sunday
Offensive lineman Jeremy Vujnovich and safety Tre Boston will not play for the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday when they host the 49ers.

Regardless of OC change, Cardinals seek improvement from O-line
Arizona Cardinals OC Byron Leftwich must help Josh Rosen, David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald, but his first task is creating a plan against the San Francisco 49ers for an offensive line hit by injuries and poor production.

Cardinals vs. 49ers: 4 Arizona players with big success against SF
Larry Fitzgerald has huge numbers, but three others have also produced against the 49ers.

NFL roster moves: AZ Cardinals sign Matt McCrane to pravctice squad
Phil Dawson's hip injury leads to the Cardinals adding some insurance late in the week.

Arizona Cardinals see changes in 1 week of practice under new OC
Byron Leftwich has players feeling and practicing upbeat, at least for now.

What convinced Patrick Peterson to remain an Arizona Cardinal?
Patrick Peterson's decision to stay with the organization gives fans a sense of hope not felt all year.

Arizona Cardinals looking for 8th straight win over 49ers
They have not lost a season series to the 49ers since 2010.

Cardinals vs 49ers: 4 things we want to see under Byron Leftwich
Much of this involves David Johnson's usage.

Return to kick return duties for T.J. Logan ‘a possibility’
Steve Wilks is considering going back to Logan on returns.