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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals fall to the 49ers, Kyler Murray shines, defensive lapses, Cardinals head into bye and more

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Happy Monday one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals head into their bye week with four consecutive losses, but they have done everything and more we had oped they would do on offense.

Now, the question becomes can they make a similar jump on the defensive side of the ball.

Of course, that won’t be until next year, so let’s focus in on the next couple of weeks as we get ready for a long time away from Cardinals football.

Here is all the news from around the web on your Arizona Cardinals.

Vance Joseph “Trying To Win A Game” With Late All-Out Blitz Call
Notes: Jalen Thompson snags first interception; Jordan Hicks' big game

Kliff Kingsbury Leans On Kenyan Drake Against 49ers
David Johnson didn't have a touch in road loss

Cardinals Come Up Short Against 49ers Once Again
Game-winning score comes with 31 seconds left

So Close To Being Where It Needs To Be, And 49ers Aftermath

Kyler Murray's Best Plays vs. 49ers In Week 11
Watch the best plays by Cardinals QB Kyler Murray in the Week 11 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.

Full Highlights: Cardinals at 49ers
Watch the highlights from the Week 11 matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers in the 2019 season.

Kingsbury: ‘Effort Has Been There All Season’
Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury speaks to the media following the Cardinals loss against the 49ers.

Two Minute Drill- 'The Real Deal'
Dave Pasch and Ron Wolfley break down the Cardinals loss against the 49ers in week 11.

Murray: 'I'm Going To Go Hard For The Guys In The Locker Room'
QB Kyler Murray discusses his performance against San Francisco.

Joseph: 'Our Guys Are Putting The Work In'
Defensive Coordinator Vance Joseph talks to the media following the loss against the 49ers.

Cardinals At 49ers
Images from the Week 11 matchup against San Francisco

Cardinals vs. 49ers - Game Recap - November 17, 2019 - ESPN
Get a recap of the Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers football game.

Even in a loss, Kyler Murray kept Cardinals in game with his legs - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Murray rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown on a day when David Johnson didn't log a single carry.

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray irked by loss -- I'm used to winning
Cardinals rookie Kyler Murray was unhappy after his team blew a 16-0 lead to the 49ers to lose its fourth straight game. "It's disappointing," he said.

Last-second 49ers TD 'worst-case scenario' for Caesars
An attempted lateral by the Cardinals with time expiring on Sunday led to a fumble recovery for a touchdown by the 49ers -- and a "worst-case scenario" for Caesars Sportsbook.

Pass interference calls continue to dictate play in Cardinals' loss to Niners
For a second week in a row, pass interference calls have played a factor in an Arizona Cardinals game, impacting the game flow for the defense.

Cardinals' questionable play call on defense leads to 49ers' game winner
Looking to put as much pressure as possible on the opposition at the end of the game, DC Vance Joseph sent the farm. The farm excluding Chandler Jones.

Bickley: Cardinals' defense sabotaging success of Kyler Murray, Kingsbury
The Cardinals continue to fail on defense. They make enough plays to keep things interesting. They are finally forcing turnovers, but are highly erratic.

Arizona Cardinals fall late to Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco
Kyler Murray threw two TD passes and put the Cardinals ahead 26-23 on a 22-yard keeper with 6:30 to play but it wasn't enough to beat the 49ers.

Cardinals' David Johnson outpaced by Kenyan Drake in loss to 49ers
All told, Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake accumulated 67 yards on 16 carries compared to David Johnson not recording a single carry on Sunday.

Rapid Reactions: Cardinals take 49ers down to the wire yet again in loss
A look at the rapid reactions from the 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station staff following the Cardinals' 36-26 loss to the 49ers.

Cardinals vs. 49ers final score: Niners win 37-26 behind 4 TD passes
Jimmy Garoppolo has a career high against the Cardinals again as he sends the Cardinals to their fourth straight loss.

Cardinals vs. 49ers final score: What we learned in 36-26 loss
This was a tough loss to take after starting so well. The defense continues to be horrific.

Arizona Cardinals grab loss to 49ers from jaws of victory
A very frustrating game for the Arizona Cardinals, as they squandered opportunities to put the game away and lost to the San Francisco 49ers 36-26

Arizona Cardinals: 3 changes that need to happen
There are a lot of things the Arizona Cardinals need to change going forward for the rest of 2019 and going into 2020 but these 3 fixes are a good start