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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals ready for test against Los Angeles Rams, Matthew Stafford brings new dimension to Rams offense and more

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Happy game day one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals take on the Los Angeles Rams today, and we have all the news from around the web to help you get ready.

Let’s get to it.

Cardinals offensive lineman Josh Jones emerging as solid starter
Pugh, Beachum, Justin Murray remain questions for Sunday in Los Angeles

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

Cardinals trying to get pass rush pressure on Matthew Stafford for game against Rams
Trio of offensive linemen questionable for Sunday's game against Rams

Notes and preview of Cardinals at Rams with two 3-0 teams playing in Los Angeles on Oct. 3, 2021
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Cardinals linebacker Dennis Gardeck activated from injured reserve before Rams game
Chris Banjo, Eric Smith elevated from practice squad

Cardinals Go To L.A. For Yet Another Big Game Against Rams
After losing win-or-go-home meeting in 2020, first place in division at stake

Penalty flag hits punt in air and Rondale Moore muffed it, and Kliff Kingsbury was not happy
Kliff Kingsbury knows it would have been 'unfair' if ball had been lost

Steve Keim: Cardinals Wanted Byron Murphy, And It's Paid Off
Stafford in the division 'raised the stakes'

Cardinals Cover 2 - Kyler Murray Spreading The Wealth
Ep. 474 - Six different receivers have caught at least 10 passes from Kyler Murray, and all six have better than 110 receiving yards through three games. It's the most balanced the passing game has looked in Murray's three NFL seasons.

Big Red Rage - Green Happy To Be In Red
Ep. 527 - Wide receiver A.J. Green joined the Cardinals in the offseason after playing nine seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. Through three games, Green has made an impact on the field and in the locker room.

Cardinals Cover 2 - Eight Is Enough: Time To Beat The Rams
Ep. 475 - Eight straight losses to Sean McVay and the Rams, four straight losses to the NFC West and a four-year run of not having beaten Matthew Stafford. That can, and hopefully will, end this week.

'I can see it in their face': Why Cardinals' Kyler Murray demoralizes would-be tacklers - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
If the unbeaten Cardinals are going to beat the unbeaten Rams on Sunday, expect some improvisation from the elusive Kyler Murray.

No 'I' in 'Kyler': Murray focused on team success over personal accolades
The stats and accolades are nice and all, but where the Cardinals stand in the win-loss column carries much more weight for QB Kyler Murray.

Cardinals OL weathering injury storm behind C Rodney Hudson
Cardinals center Rodney Hudson's knowledge and overall play has been an integral part of keeping the O-line afloat amid a rash of injuries.

Bickley: Cardinals win over Rams could lead to next big NFC West rivalry
Sunday could mark a fundamental shift in Valley fandom, the moment when the Rams replace the Seahawks as our most heated divisional rivalry.

Cardinals challenged by Rams' deeper dimension with Matthew Stafford
Matthew Stafford has already given the Rams a much more potent deep passing game than in years past under Sean McVay.

Rams' Darrell Henderson to play in Week 4 showdown against Cardinals
After missing Week 3's game for the Rams, running back Darrell Henderson is set to return for the Week 4 showdown against the Cardinals.

Keim: Cardinals 'can't put a price' on veteran free agent additions
It may be early on in the season, but the early returns on the Cardinals' offseason additions have GM Steve Keim and Co. in good spirits.

Cardinals' NFC West gauntlet starts on road vs. Matthew Stafford, Rams
TEMPE -- After winning three games outside of the NFC West, the Arizona Cardinals get their first taste of their division this season in the Los

James Conner up for the challenge of college teammate Aaron Donald
James Conner's physical presence will be needed against a tough Rams defense, headlined by defensive lineman Aaron Donald.

Cardinals activate LB Dennis Gardeck, elevate two from practice squad
The Cardinals have activated LB Dennis Gardeck from the injured reserve list and elevated S Chris Banjo and OL Eric Smith to the active roster