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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals get the Trey Lance experience, Kyler Murray passing more and running less and more

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Happy game day one and all.

We are heading into a big game for the Arizona Cardinals against the San Francisco 49ers, and that means we have plenty of news from around the web to help you get ready.

Let’s get to it.

Three Big Things: 49ers Week, Round One
A look at the top storylines for Sunday's game

Justin Murray Placed On Injured Reserve
Key offensive line depth piece has been battling back issue

Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins getting ball less, but calls offense 'championship football'
Notes: Murphy out Sunday as Cards have cornerback issues; Kittle doubtful for 49ers

Cardinals-49ers preview in Friday Before the 49ers, Byron Murphy out

Cardinals Elevate Jace Whittaker To Help With Cornerback Depth
Team also elevates tight end Travis, offensive lineman Isidora

Cardinals Have Chance At 5-0 Against 49ers
NFC West rival will have rookie Trey Lance in at quarterback

Is The NFC West The Toughest Division In NFL History? | FiveThirtyEight
The NFC West is the NFL’s Division Of Death.

Arizona Cardinals' Kyler Murray skews more pass, less run on way to 4-0 - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Arizona is putting fewer designed runs for Murray into the game plan every week and it's leading to success.

DeAndre Hopkins on Cards' WR numbers: 'That's championship football'
DeAndre Hopkins is seeing a very different offense than he did in 2020 with the amount of looks his fellow wide receivers are getting.

Cardinals GM on Hicks offseason talk: 'I never tell coaches who to play'
When the Cardinals beat the Titans in Week 1, one of the most surprising statistics was the snap count for linebacker Jordan Hicks.

Bickley: Kingsbury's turnaround with Cardinals starting to silence doubters
Six weeks ago, Kliff Kingsbury’s seat was the hottest in professional football. Now he is among the early favorites to win Coach of the Year.

Cardinals face rookie QB Trey Lance, 49ers run game in Week 5
"Trey Area" is headed to the desert in Week 5, with 49ers rookie QB Trey Lance making the first start of his NFL career against the Cardinals.

Cardinals' Kyler Murray stars in new Nissan Heisman House commercial
Kyler Murray has gotten the job done on the field, and is even getting the job done on the big screen at the Heisman House.

Cardinals announce 3 roster moves before Sunday's game vs. 49ers
The Cardinals elevated OL Danny Isidora and TE Ross Travis from the practice squad, as well as CB Jace Whittaker as a COVID-19 replacement.

49ers place All-Pro TE George Kittle on IR ahead of Cardinals matchup
The 49ers will miss one of their top weapons in tight end George Kittle against the Cardinals this week after he suffered a calf injury.

NFL analyst Brian Baldinger's MVP is Kyler Murray
The NFL analyst credits Kyler Murray for leading the league's top scoring offense and getting the most out of his targets.