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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals ready to improve on bye week this year, Markus Golden ready to contribute and more

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Happy Friday one and all, we have made it.

The Arizona Cardinals are off this Sunday and that means a chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the NFL from afar... Which is a nice change of pace.

I love bye weeks, but we still have plenty of news from around the web to help us get ready, let’s get to it.

Hurting On Defensive Line, Cardinals Bring Back Josh Mauro
Defensive end necessary with Allen, Lawrence on injured reserve

Markus Golden Provides Perfect Fit For Cardinals' Pass Rush
Veteran linebacker returns to a team that is 7th in NFL in sacks

Budda Baker Named NFC Defensive Player Of Month
Safety earns award after dominant October

Cardinals Aware Bye Week Must Be Handled Better In 2020
Besides COVID concerns, Kingsbury wants to avoid flat game showing like 2019

Cardinals Allowed 4,200 Fans For Games Against Dolphins, Bills
Season-ticket seniority list will still be avenue to get tickets

Quick Slant - Double Trouble
Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss QB Kyler Murray being named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks.

Joseph: 'We've Got Great Depth At All Of Our Positions'
DC Vance Joseph talks about the state of the defense heading into the bye week.

Wired - Budda Baker Vs. Seattle
S Budda Baker takes you inside his footrace vs. Seahawks WR DK Metcalf, as he was mic'd up for our thrilling OT win on Sunday Night Football.

Flight Plan Trailer 2.0 - 'Raising The Bar'
Cardinals Flight Plan returns Saturday, October 31 on our official YouTube channel.

On The Fly With Christian Kirk
Lisa Matthews went 'On The Fly' with WR Christian Kirk talks about his favorite plays of the season, the explosiveness of the offense, his relationship with QB Kyler Murray and more.

Budda Baker's NFC Defensive Player of the Month Highlights
Watch the highlights of Cardinals safety Budda Baker from the month of October.

Cardinals Underground - No Reason To Cool Off Now
Thank goodness the temperatures are finally dropping -- just as the Cardinals are getting hot. Sure, the bye weekend looms, but Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban and Kyle Odegard have things they have to get off their chest, like what team might be left standing

Cardinals Cover 2 - The Growth Of Kyler Murray
Ep. 341 - Halfway into his second season in the league, Kyler Murray is trending in the direction everyone predicted, and that's up. His numbers compare favorably with his peers but it's his decision-making that's been most impressive, according to Craig

Cardinals have 66.9% chance of making playoffs, but easy part of schedule is over - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The ESPN Football Power Index is looking favorably at Arizona when it comes to the postseason, plus other numbers to consider heading into the bye.

NFL playoff risers in 2020 - Are the Packers, Cardinals and Buccaneers really this good?
Five NFL teams have improved their playoff chances by at least 29% since the season began. Here's how they got here and what's next.

The Consensus Week 8: Cardinals shoot up the rankings after SNF win
The Arizona Cardinals continue their ascent up national power rankings with their impressive Sunday Night Football win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Cardinals sign DL Josh Mauro from Jaguars practice squad
The Arizona Cardinals have signed defensive lineman Josh Mauro from the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad, the team announced Wednesday.

Cardinals DC: Markus Golden a perfect fit; Isaiah Simmons flashes
Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph spoke about the addition of Markus Golden, Isaiah Simmons' pick and the rest his team needs at a bye.

Cardinals S Budda Baker's 3 games enough for NFC monthly award
Budda Baker missed the first of four October games for the Arizona Cardinals, but the safety made enough of an impact in three wins to make up for it.

Cardinals increasing fan attendance to 4,200 vs. Dolphins, Bills
The Arizona Department of Health Services has given the Cardinals clearance to increase fan attendance to 4,200 in each of their next two home games.