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News and notes from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals.

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Happy Monday and Merry Christmas Eve one and all.

While we won’t have the gift of a new Arizona Cardinals head coach under the tree tomorrow, it seems like we should open the New Year with one, which is just as good.

Also, there is plenty of takes from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals loss to the Los Angeles Rams to help you get your day started, so let’s get to it.

Rams Run Past Cardinals Without Todd Gurley
Notes: Rosen pulled again; Cunningham carted off; Cooper returns punts

More Larry Fitzgerald Memories, But Cardinals Handled In Home Finale Against Rams
Veteran wide receiver throws touchdown pass but Los Angeles dominates, 31-9

Rams aftermath, and a rough way to leave home

Every Touch By Larry Fitzgerald vs. Rams In Week 16
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald catches six passes for over 50 yards and throws his first ever touchdown pass in a 31-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Full Highlights: Rams vs. Cardinals
Watch the best highlights from the Week 16 matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals in the 2018 season.

Two-Minute Drill - Lots Of Larry
Radio play by play announcer, Dave Pasch, and radio analyst, Ron Wolfley, break down the team's 31-9 loss against the Rams and WR Larry Fitzgerald's performance.

Rosen On Fitzgerald - 'He Sets The Standard'
QB Josh Rosen speaks with the media after the team's 31-9 loss at home against the Rams.

Fitzgerald - 'You Never Get Used To It'
WR Larry Fitzgerald talks following the Cardinals' home finale in 2018.

Arizona Cardinals planning to part ways with Steve Wilks after rough first season as coach
The Cardinals are planning to part ways with head coach Steve Wilks, according to sources, the next likely move in what is shaping up to be the most chaotic head-coaching cycle since 2013, when there were eight changes.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald throws first TD pass
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald threw the first touchdown pass of his career on Sunday.

Rams vs. Cardinals - Game Recap - December 23, 2018 - ESPN
Get a recap of the Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals football game.

Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald throws first career touchdown pass
Just when you thought Larry Fitzgerald couldn't accomplish any more in his NFL career, he did on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.

Rapid Reactions: Arizona Cardinals blown out by Rams in home finale
Here are the rapid reactions from the 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station hosts following the Cardinals' loss in their home finale.

After loss to Rams, Cardinals' Steve Wilks remains focused on job at hand
Yet as Arizona regressed Sunday with a 31-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams and a game at Seattle left to play in 2018, embattled head coach Steve Wilks said he is moving forward.

Larry Fitzgerald 'not soaking in' potentially final home game
While the moments of Sunday's game will be remembered from those on the sidelines and in the stands, don't bet on Larry Fitzgerald reliving the feeling.

Bickley: Absurdity of Arizona Cardinals' season has reached new low
The Cardinals were blown out by the Rams for a fourth consecutive time in the Sean McVay era, losing 31-9 Sunday at State Farm Stadium. Even those who showed up had no desire to stay until the end of the fourth quarter

Steve Wilks focused on now, has not had talks about coaching future
"Asking those guys about the future means I'm not focused on the job at hand," he explained. "That conversation has not come up at all."

Watch Larry Fitzgerald throw TD pass to David Johnson
It is the first touchdown pass of his illustrious 15-year career.

REPORT: Arizona Cardinals to fire Steve Wilks after season
This contradicts an earlier report that the decision has not yet been made.

Cardinals vs. Rams final score: L.A. runs over Arizona 31-9
The Rams run for 269 yards and C.J. Anderson, signed this week, ran for 167 yards and a touchdown.

Cardinals vs. Rams final score: 8 takeaways from 31-9 loss
The Rams dominated in the running game and Aaron Donald was unstoppable.