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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals ready for Monday Night Football, Kliff Kingsbury talks tattoos, Kyler Murray ready to let loose and more

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Happy Thursday one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals are heading into a big Monday Night Football matchup and we have all the news from around the web to help you get ready.

Let’s get to it.

Kelvin Beachum wins the Cardinals Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2021
Cardinals tackle named team's Walter Payton Man Of Year

Cardinals photo journal recap of the 33-22 win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in 2021
Looking back at the Cardinals' win against the Chicago Bears

Cardinals linebacker Jordan Hicks wins NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 13 in 2021 after two sacks against the Bears
Linebacker had two sacks in win over Bears in Chicago

Cardinals receivers disappointed in lack of Chicago passing, but understand it was the weather and that the Cardinals keep winning
After just 15 passes in Chicago, Kyler Murray ready to let loose again

Folktales: Nine More
Safety Rashad Johnson makes big sacrifice in effort to make tackle for Cardinals

Kliff Kingsbury survives a bloody lip in Chicago, and other notes in a review of the Cardinals 33-22 win in Chicago

Cardinals Underground - Thawing Out For Monday Night
Paul Calvisi's red nose doesn't signify Christmas cheer, just that it was cold in Chicago, but he made it through another Cardinals win. So with the Cards in position to clinch a playoff spot

The Dave Pasch Podcast - Bill Walton
Ep. 19 - Normally in this space, we provide a detailed description of the latest offering from The Dave Pasch Podcast. This week we didn't bother as there are no words to describe Hall of Famer Bill Walton taking over the podcast to talk football

Cardinals Cover 2 - A Big-Play Defense
Ep. 506 - Fourth in scoring. Fourth against the pass. Fourth in taking the football away. The Cardinals defense may not get the attention it deserves—at least compared to the offense—and that's OK.

NFL Week 13 takeaways - What we learned, big questions for every game and future team outlooks
Arizona rolled to a win with Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins back, while the Colts' defense kept Houston off the board. Oh, and the Lions won! Here's what to know from Week 13.

Is Arizona Cardinals' Kyler Murray the best high school QB from Texas?
ESPN canvased Texas to find the best high school quarterback in its history, and dozens of names came back -- Matthew Stafford, Patrick Mahomes and Drew Brees among them -- but Murray was singled out the most.

Bickley: Cards answer the call, ditch 'pretty boy' brand with win in Chicago
A rugged 33-22 victory over the Bears did more than keep Arizona atop the NFC standings, setting the tone for next week's divisional showdown.

Rapid reactions: Arizona Cardinals weather the elements in win over Bears
Arizona Sports' host, reporters and editors share their thoughts on the Cardinals' wet Week 13 win over the Bears.

Cardinals' Budda Baker gets game ball for INT, return and maybe a kid
Kliff Kingsbury handed out game balls to the Cardinals' players as the team was the first to hit 10 wins with a 33-22 victory over the Bears.

Bye blues? Cardinals adoption of Buccaneers' bye-week blueprint pays off
Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury's practice of lifting successful plays or sets from other teams poured over into the bye week in 2021.

Cardinals nominate Kelvin Beachum as Walter Payton Man of the Year
Offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum is the Arizona Cardinals' nomination for the NFL Man of the Year award this season.

Bickley: Arizona Cardinals can save fans from Brady v. Belichick fatigue
It is up to the Arizona Cardinals to keep the Brady vs. Belichick debate on barstools and out of the upcoming Super Bowl.

Arizona Cardinals' Jordan Hicks wins NFC Defensive Player of the Week
It could have been a number of Arizona Cardinals taking home NFC Defensive Player of the Week after their team roughed up the Chicago Bears.

Who was 1st to get a Kliff Kingsbury tattoo? 'Not a male'
Former receiver Frank Sanders got a tattoo of current Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury this week, but maybe he's not the first to do so.

Cardinals enter MNF matchup surrounded with big playoff implications
The Cardinals aren't oblivious to the upcoming national spotlight that comes with Monday Night Football. They're looking forward to it.

'Heart of Cardinals defense' Jordan Hicks more than deserving of DPOW
Highlighted by Wednesday's NFC Defensive Player of the Week nod, Cardinals linebacker Jordan Hicks is turning in a season to remember.