9/13 Arizona Cardinals news: Peterson excited to face Johnson, Fanaika contract extension

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The biggest news is starting RG Paul Fanaika got a contact extension through 2014. However, the team may have jumped the gun, only time will tell.

Cardinals:

Patrick Peterson Waits For Megatron
Pro Bowl cornerback relishes chance to go up against Lions star wide receiver.

Cardinals Blogs | Cardinals extend Fanaika’s contract
Two injuries allowed the starting guard to impress the coaching staff.

More Chances On Deck For John Abraham
Notebook: Limited Fitzgerald says he's "good" with hamstring issue; Lions game a sellout.

Cardinals Blogs | Going from third to first
A look at the Cardinals third down conversion in week 1.

Cardinals Blogs | Fitzgerald plays it cool
Don't expect the hamstring to sideline the competitive receiver for very long, if at all.

ESPN analyst: Arizona Cardinals' Levi Brown is not 'fixable' right now ArizonaSports.com
Jaworski gives a brutal opinion on Levi Brown's performance.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Detroit Lions game sold out ArizonaSports.com
News in which all Cardinals fans may rejoice.

Cardinals opener tops Valley TV ratings ArizonaSports.com
The rating was the best for the entire week.

Fantasy Football Weekly: The Kevin Ogletree Scale - Your Week 1 Overreaction Meter ArizonaSports.com
For those of you that play fantasy football.

Fitzgerald on hammy: "I'm fine" - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at the team injury update.

Calling all questions for #CardsMailbag - NFC West Blog - ESPN
I love any talk about the Cardinals.

Looking Back: Cardinals and Lions Past Matchups
We take a look through history of past games between the Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals.

Double Coverage: Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals - ESPN
The teams reporters sit down and discuss the upcoming game.

NFL:

The Notebook: Goons, Bearish offenses and more from Week 1 - SBNation.com
Vernon Davis, Chris Canty and the goon that the Chargers have needed, retired NFL defensive end Stephen White shares his thoughts and observations from Week 1 in the NFL.

Mark Sanchez injury: Jets QB opting for rehab over shoulder surgery - SBNation.com
The New York Jets quarterback is doing what it takes to return to the field in 2013.

2013 Advanced NFL Power Rankings, Week 2: Eagles, Redskins on the move in opposite directions - SBNation.com
After just one week of games played, teams are already on the move up and down the rankings. Find out which teams soared, while others are faltering.

Peyton Manning will be the NFL's MVP - SBNation.com
Three reasons why Manning will collect his fifth MVP award in 2013.

NFL Watchability Index, Week 2: Seahawks-49ers the big headliner - SBNation.com
Another week of NFL action is here. Which games are worth tuning in? We'll help you out with the Week 2 Watchability Index.

2013 NFL rookie watch: Eric Reid, Geno Smith shine in Week 1 - SBNation.com
Eric Reid intercepted Aaron Rodgers in his first NFL start. What were you doing when you were 21 years old?

Sunday Sunday Sunday: Broncos vs. Giants, a graphical preview - SBNation.com
Eli and Peyton will square off for the third time on Sunday, here's a look back at the previous two meetings.

NFL news roundup: Greg Schiano denies vote rigging, Menelik Watson has surgery - SBNation.com
Claims the Buccaneers' coach rigged captaincy voting, rookie injury in Oakland and Von Miller is back in the headlines. Here's your news from Thursday in the NFL.

Cullen Jenkins takes shot at Jerry Jones for faked injury claim - SBNation.com
The Giants' defensive tackle isn't happy with claims he faked an injury against the Cowboys.

NFL picks 2013, Week 2: Settling down - SBNation.com
After a wild first week of the NFL season, everything should be much easier to predict in Week 2. Right?

Arian Foster frustrated with Texans' offensive game plan - SBNation.com
Yeah the Texans won Monday night, but Arian Foster feels he has earned to right to more touches in the offense, especially during the fourth quarter.

Danny Amendola injury: Patriots WR could miss up to 6 weeks, per report - SBNation.com
The Patriots' top receiver could find himself sidelined for as many as six weeks with a groin injury.

Gus Bradley wants Chad Henne to 'capture' Jaguars QB job - SBNation.com
Could the Jaguars name Chad Henne the starting quarterback with a solid performance against the Raiders in Week 2?

Bucs' Lavonte David fined for late hit on Geno Smith, per report - SBNation.com
Buccaneers' linebacker Lavonte David is being fined by the NFL following his late hit on New York's Geno Smith.

Peyton Manning, the marijuana - SBNation.com
Finally, a strain of pot that gives you That Peyton Manning Feeling.

49ers vs. Seahawks 2013 odds: Seattle holds home-field advantage, is narrow favorite - SBNation.com
The Seatte Seahawks are narrow favorites over the San Francisco 49ers in their Week 2 matchup.

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