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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals ready for open roof and Oakland Raiders, Cardinals sign Matt McCrane, elevate Vontarrius Dora and more

All the news you need to get your ready for the Arizona Cardinals game against the Oakland Riaders

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Happy game day one and all. The Arizona Cardinals take on the Oakland Raiders today and we have all the news from around the web to help get you ready for it.

Let’s get to it.

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

Pressure Evident When It Comes To Cardinals' Pass Rush
Notes: Baker will miss Raiders game; Dawson hip creates kicker question

Cardinals Looking For More Progress Against Raiders
Team has built some momentum over past two games

Cardinals Sign Matt McCrane, Promote Vontarrius Dora
Kicker added with Dawson hurting; Amerson, Wright cut

Report cards for new NFL coaches - Chicago Bears Matt Nagy heads 2018 class
What grades do the new head coaches deserve, and what do they need to do down the stretch? We have reports on all seven 2018 hires.

This is the David Johnson we've been waiting for - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
David Johnson has hit the century mark for all-purpose yards two weeks in a row, netting a season-best 183 against the Chiefs.

'How many of those am I on?' Keim eyes improving Cardinals, not hot seat
Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim isn't thinking about coach Steve Wilks' job security or his own. He's hoping he can keep growing excited over his team that's been on a shallow learning curve.

Cardinals leading tackler, Budda Baker, ruled out against Raiders
When the Arizona Cardinals take on the Oakland Raiders on Sunday they will be without safety Budda Baker and receiver Chad Williams.

Arizona's Sherfield gets his shot; Fitzgerald thought Raiders could draft him
Trent Sherfield is getting his second shot at playing with Chad Williams out due to injury. Plus, Larry Fitzgerald talks about the possibility of being drafted by the Oakland Raiders.

Cardinals and Raiders set to play with open roof at State Farm Stadium
State Farm Stadium's roof is expected to be open during the Arizona Cardinals game against the Oakland Raiders at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday.

Arizona Cardinals sign McCrane, elevate Dora from practice squad
The Arizona Cardinals announced several roster moves Saturday ahead of their home game against the Oakland Raiders, including signing kicker Matt McCrane and elevating defensive end Vontarrius Dora to the active roster from the practice squad.

Cardinals vs. Raiders: Week 11 preview Q&A with Raiders Wire
Find out more about the Cardinals' next opponent.

5 players for Cardinals, Raiders who played for opponent in past
Did you know Phil Dawson originally signed with the Raiders and was coached by Jon Gruden 20 years ago?

Cardinals vs Raiders history: AZ can win third straight over Oakland
The Cardinals hope to win their third straight game over the Raiders. They haven't lost to Oakland since 2006 and not at home since 2002.

NFL Week 11 TV coverage maps: Cardinals/Raiders gets small audience
It will air only in parts of three states.

AZ Cardinals sign K Matt McCrane, promote DE Vontarrius Dora
Phil Dawson's availability for the game against the Raiders is clearly in doubt.

Cardinals vs Raiders picks: Madden predicts 27-21 OT win
Seth Roberts scored the game-tying TD with just over a minute left and the game-winner in OT.