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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals ready for Rams, figuring out the kicking situation, getting the running game going and more

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Happy Sunday one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals take on the Los Angeles Rams for the first time this season and we have all the news from around the web to help you get ready.

Let’s get to it.

Kenyan Drake Puts Onus On Running Backs To Help Kyler Murray
Notes: Fitzgerald absence leaves void; defensive line getting healthier

Three Big Things: #LARvsAZ
A look at the top storylines for Sunday's game

As Cardinals Look To Get DeAndre Hopkins Going, Jalen Ramsey Awaits
Notes: Larry Fitzgerald remains on COVID list

Looking For That Offensive Explosion, And Friday Before The Rams
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Cardinals Must Flip Script On Sean McVay, Rams
Team needs to buck recent trend against Los Angeles to help playoff chances

Cardinals Activate Leki Fotu From Injured Reserve
Foster, DeValve each brought up from practice squad

Steve Keim: Kyler Murray Needs To Deal Better With Frustration, But He's Not Only One
Expectations for Zane Gonzalez haven't changed

On The Fly With Justin Pugh
Justin Pugh joins Lisa Matthews 'On The Fly' and talks about his pizza restaurant in New Jersey, and why he feels he's playing at his best.

Hopkins: 'Go Out And Do My Job'
WR DeAndre Hopkins talks to the media about the Cardinals upcoming game against the Rams.

Kingsbury: 'You Have To Tune In'
Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury talks to the media about preparing for their upcoming game against the Rams and gives an update on WR Larry Fitzgerald.

Wired: Jordan Hicks Vs. New England
Listen in to LB Jordan Hicks mic'd up in New England.

Season In Focus - Week 13
In this episode listen in to LB Jordan Hicks wired for sound, OL Justin Pugh goes 'On The Fly' and we get the 'Truth Behind The Numbers' heading into Sunday against the Rams.

Cardinals Cover 2 - All Cornerbacks On Deck
Ep. 363 - Each week is a challenge and this week may be the biggest for the Cardinals secondary, specifically the cornerback position. The Rams have a number of very good pass catchers, all of whom—Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Tyler Higbee—had very good

Big Red Rage - The Golden Standard
Ep. 484 - When the Cardinals reacquired outside linebacker Markus Golden in a midseason trade with the Giants, they knew exactly what they were getting. A tireless worker who leads by example. Golden joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about retur

Cardinals first-round pick Isaiah Simmons finding 'the flow of it' - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
After struggling for snaps early, Simmons' OT interception of Russell Wilson in Week 7 opened up opportunities for the top-10 pick out of Clemson.

Rivalry renewed: Rams' Jalen Ramsey ready to face DeAndre Hopkins - Los Angeles Rams Blog- ESPN
When Ramsey left the AFC South for the Rams, he thought Hopkins was in his rear view. But Hopkins' move to Arizona has the All-Pros at it again.

Cardinals' Steve Keim: Zane Gonzalez has to make that kick vs. Patriots
Cardinals GM Steve Keim joined Arizona Sports' Doug & Wolf on Friday and was straight up about where his confidence stands in Zane Gonzalez.

Violence of Cardinals LB Isaiah Simmons comes with good and bad
Isaiah Simmons didn't have the best game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, but his Arizona Cardinals bosses liked his aggressiveness.

Cardinals reveal cleat designs ahead of 'My Cause My Cleats' weekend
When the Arizona Cardinals take the field Sunday, players will be sporting custom-designed cleats displaying the causes most important to them.

Young Cardinals D-line getting healthier after personnel turn-style
Regardless of whether the Arizona Cardinals finish the final five games of 2020 with a postseason berth, this stretch remains pivotal for the position group hit hardest on the injury front.

New Cardinals CB Johnathan Joseph familiar with DC Vance Joseph
New Arizona Cardinals cornerback Johnathan Joseph a decade ago was on the Houston Texans playing under Cardinals DC Vance Joseph.

Cardinals LB Isaiah Simmons' PFF rating falls after loss to Patriots
Arizona Cardinals' rookie LB Isaiah Simmons' season-long Pro Football Focus rankings took a hit after a rough start against the Patriots on Sunday.

Cards' Hopkins: 'I almost got kicked out of middle school for selling candy'
It's been a year to remember for Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins, from being a league leader in receiving yards to getting named to Forbes' "30 Under 30" list.

Cardinals were the right call for veteran DL Domata Peko
Veteran defensive lineman Domata Peko's decision to sign with the Arizona Cardinals was all about winning a championship.

Cardinals activate DL Leki Fotu from IR, announce multiple roster moves
The Arizona Cardinals on Saturday activated DL Leki Fotu from injured reserve and elevated RB D.J. Foster and TE Seth DeValve from the practice squad.

Some Rams stats against the Cardinals to know in Week 13
Sean McVay and some players have succeeded against the Cardinals.

Cardinals K Zane Gonzalez’s kicking issues seem to be in only one area
He has been automatic from every range except 40-49 yards. He has been inexplicably unreliable from that distance.

Cardinals activate Leki Fotu from IR; Larry Fitzgerald remains on COVID list
Arizona makes some roster moves on Saturday.