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Arizona Cardinals news 10/9: Fitzgerald's start, Peterson's focus and preparation

Friday morning Cardinals and NFL stories to start the day.

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Good morning, Cardinals fans. It is Friday. Bruce Arians didn't speak on Thursday. It was time for the coordinators to do that. Patrick Peterson commented on his play this year and the upcoming matchup. Here are today's stories to kick off your day.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | A stretch relatively rare for Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald now has 432 yards on 30 catches this season. It’s been a good stretch. And looking back on Fitz’s career, it’s been among the best stretches of his illustrious career.

Rarely-Tested Patrick Peterson Shows Change

Cornerback turns the corner in terms of preparation, focus -- which his play reflects

Defense Seeks "Momentum Kills"

Notes: Fitzgerald deflects praise; Mathieu analyzes his speed; Ellington practices full

Huddle Up With LaMarr Woodley

The Cardinals linebacker talks about his friendship with NBA star Draymond Green

Opposing View: Lions Ready For Cardinals

Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions talk about preparing to face the Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals fully stocked at running back after Andre Ellington's return

Arizona Cardinals benefit from Andre Ellington's return

Calais Campbell want to make movies, TV after football - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Calais Campbell talks about meeting Will Ferrell, what he would like to do after his football career is over and more.

Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson seeks punt returns

Patrick Peterson has shed some weight but added some gray matter. That’s why he thinks he’s off to a hot start in 2015.

Arizona Cardinals have depth, options with healthy backfield - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

The Arizona Cardinals have three healthy and well-conditioned running backs at their disposal against the Lions, for the first time this season.

Patrick Peterson: "It's definitely a pleasure" taking on the best WRs in the NFL - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is pleased with the way he’s been playing so far this season. He just wishes he could get a little bit more work every Sunday.

Carson Palmer: "We’re going to see what we’re made of" in Detroit - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Quarterback Carson Palmer, like everyone else, was upset after the game, but after he had time to take it all in, he feels the team’s learned their lesson from the loss, and it’s made them stronger in the process.

There's a rough road ahead for the Arizona Cardinals

Between the time you’re reading this and the moment you sit down to watch Arizona take on ASU in Tempe, the Arizona Cardinals will in play in Glendale once.

NFL:

Colts vs. Texans 2015 final score: Indianapolis holds on for 27-20 win - SBNation.com

The Indianapolis Colts beat the AFC South rival Houston Texans on Thursday, 27-20.

Colts set record with 16 consecutive wins over divisional rivals - SBNation.com

The Indianapolis Colts set an NFL record with 16 consecutive wins over divisional rivals after beating the Houston Texans on Thursday.

Matt Hasselbeck dedicates Colts' game ball to fallen cancer patient - SBNation.com

Class gesture from Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who dedicated his game ball from Thursday's win over the Houston Texans to a woman who died of cancer earlier in the day.

6 NFL teams are still undefeated. This is why. - SBNation.com

The list includes the usual suspects: Denver, Green Bay and New England. But it also includes two teams from the NFC South and the Bengals. Clearly, we need to take a closer look.

Dolphins dump defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle after firing Joe Philbin - SBNation.com

Coyle is the first person to suffer the consequences for the Dolphins' abysmal 1-3 start following a big offseason spending spree.

All of our predictions for the 2015 NFL season are worthless now - SBNation.com

We're a quarter of the way through the NFL season. Ted Ginn is the 4-0 Panthers' No. 1 receiver, just like we all predicted. Stephen White, Danny Kelly and RVB also spend a little time talking about the Week 5 games AND helpful internet safety tips.

Chuck Pagano and Bill O'Brien are the next NFL coaches on the hot seat - SBNation.com

Chuck Pagano and Bill O'Brien aren't just rivals in the AFC South. They're also battling to see whose seat is hottest.