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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals still dealing with Covid, J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins ready for Texans and more

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Happy gameday one and all.

We are heading into a dangerous game. Not because the Arizona Cardinals cannot beat the Houston Texans, but instead because they are so heavily favored that it makes you feel a little nervous.

We have all the information from around the web to help you get ready, let’s get to it.

Three Big Things: Texans Week
A look at the top storylines for Sunday's game

Kliff Kingsbury is still absent because of Covid, but Cardinals in 'better place' heading into Texans game
QB coach Cam Turner returns from Covid; Chandler Jones back to work out

Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins plays against Texans for the first time
Wide receiver's statistics are down but his impact is not

Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones remains on Covid list before Texans game
Linebacker remains on Covid list; Cardinals elevate four from practice squad

Kyler Murray checking into more plays, Zach Ertz debut, and a preview of Cardinals-Texans
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In Cardinals' Quest For Postseason Success, No Overlooking Texans
Team has focus on struggling Houston in their one-week mentality

Steve Keim: Recovering From Covid, And The Ertz Trade
GM knows deal for tight end should bring impact

Out At Practice: Zach Ertz First Day
Images of new Cardinals tight end Zach as he took part in his first practice with the team.

Top 5 Players to Watch Against Houston
Images of the top players to watch Sunday versus Houston: QB Kyler Murray, LT D.J. Humphries, C Max Garcia, DE Zach Allen and OLB Dennis Gardeck.

Cardinals Underground - Too Legit To Complain
With the Cardinals holding some meetings outdoors to slow the Covid problems, Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban and Felipe Corral Jr. slip inside the studio to discuss a 6-0 team that for some reason has yet to capture the pundits' collective confidence. There i

Big Red Rage - Golden Brings Energy And Production
Ep. 530 - Linebacker Markus Golden is known for his infectious attitude and relentless work ethic. The "Junk Yard Dog" joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about bringing energy to the field, the Cardinals 6-0 start, 4th down success on defense.

Cardinals Cover 2 - J.J. Watt, DeAndre Hopkins Face Former Team
Ep. 484 - It will be different. It has to be. And J.J. Watt admitted as much. You don't spend 10 and seven years with one franchise as Watt and DeAndre Hopkins did, respectively, and not feel something when that team is now your opponent.

Former Texans, J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins, right at home in Arizona - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Watt and Hopkins are a big reason the Cardinals are 6-0. They will host their former team, the Houston Texans, at State Farm Stadium on Sunday.

Davis Mills to start at QB for Texans vs. Cardinals, Tyrod Taylor still out
Texans starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor will not be ready to play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Davis Mills gets another start.

Zach Ertz quickly immersing himself in all things Arizona Cardinals
One day after Zach Ertz became a Cardinal, he was off to Cleveland on board the team's plane, with QB Kyler Murray seated right next to him.

Arizona Cardinals embark on Week 7 with Kliff Kingsbury still sidelined
The Arizona Cardinals kicked off Week 7 without head coach Kliff Kingsbury, who is away from the team due to COVID-19.

Report: Cardinals restructure Jordan Phillips' deal after Zach Ertz add
In order to make the trade for TE Zach Ertz happen, Cardinals GM Steve Keim had to pull some strings with the team's salary cap construction.

Cardinals OL making up for Hudson absence; A.J. Green to Ertz: 'Play fast'
TEMPE -- Not only did the Arizona Cardinals have to deal with a handful of coaches and players testing positive for COVID-19 when they took on the

Cardinals OLB Chandler Jones out of COVID-19 protocols, Fitts' year over
Cardinals outside linebacker Kylie Fitts said on Instagram that his season is over, though it is not clear what has led to his year ending.

Texans-Cardinals injury report: Arizona TE Daniels, DT Lawrence out
The Cardinals are nicked up at tight end, on the offensive line and at linebacker as they prepare for Week 7 against the Houston Texans.

Keim: Cardinals pursued Zach Ertz trade feeling they 'had to make a move'
General manager Steve Keim felt that his Arizona Cardinals had no choice but to be aggressive after losing starting tight end Maxx Williams.

Cardinals' J.J. Watt feels for Texans fans, ready to face former team
J.J. Watt undoubtedly has a ton of love for the city of Houston. Come Sunday, however, moving to 7-0 is the biggest thing on his mind.

Davis Mills, Houston Texans limp into Week 7 matchup vs. Cardinals
The Texans' well has run dry in the form of a five-game losing streak after picking up a season-opening win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

ESPN's Barnwell proposes Cardinals trade for Jabrill Peppers at deadline
ESPN's Bill Barnwell proposed the Cardinals trading for Jabrill Peppers with this year's trade deadline on Nov. 2 rapidly approaching.

Chandler Jones out Sunday, Cardinals elevate 4 players to active roster
The Cardinals elevated four practice squad players to the active roster as Chandler Jones remains on the COVID-19 list.