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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals feel new sense of urgency, December will determine playoff fate, Kyler Murray’s running and more

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Happy Tuesday one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals are now hovering only one game above .500 and have some work to do in order to make the NFL Playoffs.

We have all of that and more for you to get your day started, let’s get to it.

Stellar Defensive Performance Goes For Naught In New England
Notes: Isabella steps in for Fitzgerald; blindside block explanation

Cardinals Suffer Painful Ending In Loss To The Patriots
Despite good start, finish goes awry in 20-17 defeat

Stopped At The Goal Line, And Patriots Aftermath

Cardinals Will Host 49ers Dec. 26; Niners Also Moving Home Games To Arizona
With COVID restrictions, State Farm Stadium will be home to two teams

Kliff Kingsbury Not Worried About Zane Gonzalez's Confidence
Cardinals kicker has missed three late-game kicks, including go-ahead field goal against Patriots

Balancing The Importance Of Kyler Murray As Runner
Notes: Kingsbury hopeful Fitzgerald, COVID players can return against Rams

Cardinals’ Secondary Shines Against Patriots
Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick highlights performance against Cam Newton

Kingsbury: 'We Didn't Do Enough'
Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury discusses what went wrong in the loss to the Patriots.

Murray: 'We Just Have To Execute'
QB Kyler Murray meets with the media to talk about the loss to the Patriots.

Kingsbury: A 'Sense Of Urgency'
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury meets the media on Monday and discusses the loss in New England.

Cardinals have work to do in December to reach playoffs - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The Cardinals fell to 6-5 following a 20-17 loss to the Patriots, one in which Kyler Murray was often held in check.

San Francisco 49ers to play Week 13-14 home games in Arizona
The 49ers will play their home games in Weeks 13 and 14 in the Cardinals' stadium after Santa Clara County's three-week ban on contact sports due to increased COVID-19 cases.

49ers-Cardinals Week 16 game scheduled for day after Christmas
The Arizona Cardinals host the San Francisco 49ers and will be featured as part of an NFL triple-header on Saturday, Dec. 26.

49ers to play Weeks 13, 14 in Cardinals' State Farm Stadium
The San Francisco 49ers have agreed with the Arizona Cardinals to play their Week 13 and 14 scheduled home games at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Arizona Cardinals release TE Evan Baylis on Monday
The Arizona Cardinals released tight end Evan Baylis on Monday, the team announced. Baylis joined the active roster on Saturday.

Pereira: Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons didn't deserve flag for Cam Newton hit
FOX's Mike Pereira, who joined Arizona Sports' Doug & Wolf, does not believe the key flag on Cardinals rookie Isaiah Simmons warranted a flag.

Gameday leftovers: Do the Cardinals need Kyler Murray rushes?
Kliff Kingsbury said there should not be a correlation between the Cardinals' offensive success and the volume of the QB's aggressiveness on the ground.

Arizona Cardinals had no business losing game to New England Patriots
The Cardinals outdid the Patriots in virtually every category.

49ers to play at State Farm Stadium for Week 13, 14 home games
The 49ers will play the Bills on Monday night after the Cardinals play the Rams on Sunday, then will play Washington while the Cardinals are on the road.

Loss in New England jeopardizes Cardinals’ playoff chances
The Cardinals again found a way to shoot themselves in the foot on Sunday, falling to a very depleted Patriots team.

Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers to play on Saturday in Week 16
The Cardinals will be part of a Saturday tripleheader and the game will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video and on Twitch.

Cardinals-Patriots final score: Takeaways in Arizona’s 20-17 Week 12 loss
We break down what we learned in the loss.