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Bird Droppings: No J.J. Watt, Arizona Cardinals prepare for Aaron Rodgers, roof to be open, what to watch for and more

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Happy gameday one and all.

While it is a bit disappointing as we try and get the info on J.J. Watt, we already knew Watt would be out tonight and the Arizona Cardinals have a bigger fish to fry.

That means the team has to focus on tonight, then they have 10 days to figure out the Watt situation.

We have all the news and more from around the web to help.

Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph has built Cardinals into menacing unit as team starts 7-0
Lazard latest Packer to land on Covid list ahead of Thursday's game

Cardinals encourage fans to come early for Cardinals-Packers Thursday game
Kickoff is at 5:20 Thursday at State Farm Stadium

Three Big Things: Packers Week
A look at the top storylines for Thursday's game

Cardinals lose J.J. Watt to shoulder injury, keeping him out of Packers game
Notes: Defensive lineman has shoulder problem; With Max Garcia hurting, center a question

Kyler Murray, Christian Kirk nitpick Cardinals offense even when it is good, J.J. Watt out, and a Cardinals-Packers preview

Looking back at the Cardinals-Packers playoff game after the 2015 season, with a Hail Mary, a Hail Larry and a crazy overtime coin flip
A crazy Cardinals' playoff win over the Packers, and a memorable overtime coin toss

The Stage Is Set For Thursday Night
The cast and crew of Thursday Night Football are at State Farm Stadium setting the stage for Thursday night's showdown between two of the NFC's best teams

Baldy's Breakdowns: What The Cardinals Did Right To Remain Undefeated In Week 7
NFL analyst Brian Baldinger breaks down the offensive and defensive strengths of the Cardinals from their Week 7 win over the Houston Texans.

Red Sea Report - Murray's Many Weapons
Kyler Murray has a bunch of options in the passing game. During the Cardinals 31-5 win over the Texans, K1 completed passed to six different receivers including new tight end Zach Ertz. Dani Sureck, Mike Jurecki and Kyle Vanden Bosch discuss Murray

Cardinals Cover 2 - 2021 Primetime Debut
Ep. 486 - Better late than never, right? It's Week 8, and only now are the Cardinals in the national spotlight. They host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football. The matchup certainly looks great on paper.

Gauging the Cardinals, Packers and potential Super Bowl contenders in top-heavy NFC
What makes Arizona, Green Bay, Tampa Bay, Dallas and the Rams legit contenders? ESPN's NFL Nation reporters break it down and point out vulnerabilities.

Arizona Cardinals' J.J. Watt out vs. Green Bay Packers because of shoulder injury
Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt has been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Packers because of a shoulder injury.

Arizona Cardinals DE J.J. Watt likely in store for season-ending shoulder surgery, sources say
Star defensive end J.J. Watt, in his first year with the first-place Cardinals, injured his shoulder in the second quarter Sunday vs. Houston, and is now likely to head for season-ending surgery, sources told ESPN Wednesday.

Packers prep for Cardinals without top 2 receiving weapons Adams, Lazard
The Packers and QB Aaron Rodgers are preparing for Thursday's game against the Cardinals without their top two weapons in the passing game.

Cardinals get a taste of own medicine from Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
On Thursday, the Cardinals will take on a Packers team led by a QB in Aaron Rodgers who can make a defense's head spin. Sound familiar?

Report: Packers WR Davante Adams doesn't travel with team to Arizona
With the Packers wheels up to Arizona on Wednesday ahead of Thursday night's game, Davante Adams reportedly did not travel with the team.

Cardinals to open roof for Thursday Night Football against Packers
The Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers will face off in a roofless State Farm Stadium on Thursday Night Football.

Cardinals' Chase Edmonds focused on role, not touchdown tally
Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds has yet to find pay dirt, but that doesn't mean his impact hasn't been felt this season.

Cardinals to rely on defensive line depth without J.J. Watt
The Arizona Cardinals will need their young depth up front to step up with J.J. Watt out for Thursday Night Football.

Reports: Cardinals DE J.J. Watt likely done for the season
Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt will likely miss the remainder of the 2021 season with a shoulder injury, according to reports.

Arizona Cardinals’ defensive numbers across the board impressive in 2021
As good as the offense has been, the defense might be even better through half of the season.