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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals take on San Francisco 49ers, have running back questions, Christian Kirk looks healthy and more

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Happy Thursday Night Football day one and all.

We have made it.

The Arizona Cardinals are on prime time for the first and possibly only time this season. If they can find a way to win this game, they may open up more opportunities, but it will be a tall task.

Let’s take a look at all the news from around the web on your Arizona Cardinals to help you get ready.

Three Big Things: #SFvsAZ
A look at the top storylines for Thursday's game

Running Back Will Be "By Committee" For Cardinals Against Niners
Notes: Right tackle Murray a game-day decision; Walker earns linebacker snaps

No. 1 vs. No. 2, And Wednesday Before The Niners

Cards Daily - Diving In the Deep End
Paul Calvisi brings you the latest as the Cardinals prepare to take on the 49ers Thursday night.

#AZvsSF Trailer - 'Division Foe'
The Cardinals take on the undefeated 49ers in a NFC West showdown on Thursday night. Kickoff is 5:20 p.m. on Fox and NFL Network.

Kingsbury: There’s Been 'Good Juice' In The Building
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury meets the media on Wednesday to give injury updates and discuss Thursday Night Football.

By the numbers: The Arizona Cardinals' promising first half of the season
The Arizona Cardinals are just below .500. After three wins in 2018, that is a major jump forward. A by-the-numbers look at their start.

RB Kenyan Drake excited to prove Cardinals trade right
Kenyan Drake understands what the Arizona Cardinals gave up to trade for him. And he's excited for an opportunity that begins against the 49ers.

Pro Football Focus grades Kyler Murray, 2019 1st-round picks
Murray, who was taken No. 1 in April's draft, received an overall grade of 72.2. His pass grade is 68.1 and his rushing was graded at 76.5.

Arizona Cardinals roof open on Thursday night vs. San Francisco 49ers
The Arizona Cardinals expect to open the roof at State Farm Stadium on Thursday night for a divisional showdown with the San Francisco 49ers.

Optics of Kyler Murray-Nick Bosa draft positive for Cardinals, 49ers
The Kyler Murray pick over Nick Bosa for the Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft appears to be working out for both Arizona and the San Francisco 49ers.

Cardinals RB Edmonds out vs 49ers, David Johnson gametime decision
Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Wednesday..

WATCH: Chandler Jones catches opposing quarterback off the field, too
Check out this hilarious video.

Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers Week 9 game preview
Primtime football is back in the desert! The Arizona Cardinals will play host to the rival 49ers on Thursday Night Football!

Arizona Cardinals LB Haason Reddick demoted to only nickel defense
Joe Walker now plays in base downs because he can handle what he sees in the running game.

2 Arizona Cardinals keys to victory over San Francisco 49ers in Week 9
The Cardinals must confuse Jimmy Garoppolo and slow Nick Bosa.

49ers at Cardinals odds: Undefeated San Francisco heavily favored
Analyzing the San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals Week 9 matchup, with NFL betting odds, lines, picks and best bets

Arizona Cardinals receiver Christian Kirk looks good
Arizona Cardinals receiver Christian Kirk returned to the field on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints and looked good in his first game back

Arizona Cardinals prepare for San Francisco 49ers
The 3-4-1 Arizona Cardinals host the 7-0 San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night, Halloween, as the 49ers attempt to break their 8-game losing streak to them

Kenyan Drake says he’s ready to “dive right in” for Cardinals – ProFootballTalk
The Cardinals acquired running back Kenyan Drake on Monday to bolster their injury-riddled backfield and he won't have to wait long to get a chance to show his stuff for his new team.

Next Gen Stats: Compelling figures that could shape Week 9 |
Want to see the numbers behind the numbers? NFL Research's Keegan Abdoo dives into a fresh batch of Next Gen Stats and identifies figures that are helping to shape the NFL narrative entering Week 9 of the 2019 season.