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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals step up defense late, Kyler Murray’s ankle sprain and more

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Happy Monday one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals are 7-1 now, that seems pretty good still.

What happened after the game is what matters? Let’s take a look at the fallout from the Arizona Cardinals loss to the Green Bay Packers and start to get ready for the San Francisco 49ers.

After Tough Night, Big Stop For Defense Almost Saves Cardinals
Kennard's knockdown of pass on fourth down set up chance to win

Defensive end J.J. Watt will have surgery on shoulder as Cardinals suffer loss
Kingsbury declines to say if Watt could still return

Cardinals lose their first game of the year, 24-21, to the Packers on a late Kyler Murray interception
Murray picked off in end zone with less than 10 seconds left of 24-21 defeat

A Play The Cards Would Like Back, And Packers Aftermath

Cardinals ready to reset after first loss of season against Packers
With 7-1 record, still leading NFC West over Rams

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray could miss games with a sprained ankle, according to report
Early part of week could go a long way in determining QB's status

Cardinals Cover 2 - Unpacking The First Loss Of The Season
Ep. 487 - Disappointment. Heartbreak. It was a painful way to lose, no question. Look, the Cardinals did not play a good game—on either side of the ball—on Thursday night, yet they put themselves in position to win at the end and came up short.

Injuries limit Cardinals, who suffer first loss of season vs. Packers - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals learned what life is like with an injured DeAndre Hopkins and J.J. Watt. And it wasn't pretty.

Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said injured DeAndre Hopkins checked himself into game
Kliff Kingsbury wasn't happy with DeAndre Hopkins checking himself into Thursday's game despite aggravating a hamstring injury.

Arizona Cardinals hopeful extra days off helpful for injured quarterback Kyler Murray
Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is hopeful an extra weekend of rest helps quarterback Kyler Murray, who was injured in the final moments of Thursday night's 24-21 loss to Green Bay.

Cardinals' Rondale Moore struggles in primetime debut against Packers
After an impressive start to his rookie campaign, it was a tough Thursday night for Cardinals WR Rondale Moore, who had a costly muffed punt.

Cardinals activate DL Corey Peters, release OL Zack Johnson
The Arizona Cardinals announced Friday defensive lineman Corey Peters has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Report: Kyler Murray leaves State Farm Stadium in walking boot
Following Thursday night's loss to the Packers, Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray reportedly left the stadium in a walking boot.

Cardinals GM Keim gives updates on Ward, praises team's resilience
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said that he was pleased to see the Cardinals comeback despite early struggles.

Arizona Cardinals in bottom half of ESPN's NFL speed rankings
According to ESPN's Jeremy Flower and Brian Burke, there's one area that the undefeated Cardinals are not among the NFL's best in: speed.

PFF ranks Cardinals QB Murray among top young NFL QBs
According to Pro Football Focus, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is in great company with other quarterbacks under age 25.

Report: Cardinals QB Kyler Murray sprains ankle on final drive vs. Packers
On the final drive of Thursday night's 24-21 loss to the Packers, Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray reportedly sprained his ankle.