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Welcome to your Wednesday. Football is already back tomorrow. It seems too fast. But we have some stories coming from the conference calls. Start your day right with the Cardinals and the NFL.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Film Room: Textbook Blocking
A breakdown of the 35-yard touchdown run by Kerwynn Williams

Cardinals Blogs | Catanzaro not only one to miss extra points
This weekend, when nine extra points were missed around the league (none by Catanzaro), that notion was underscored.

Adrian Peterson On Cardinals' Mind

Vikings star running back envisioned playing for Cards, now coming in as opponent

Carson Palmer And The MVP Discussion

Notes: Watford heads to injured reserve; Fitzgerald remembers days as Vikings ballboy

A to Z: Bruce Arians, Mike Zimmer do things their way

For decades, NFL owners and general managers traveled the same, tired paths to find new head coaches.

Arizona Cardinals and Adrian Peterson? Dreaming is free

The Cardinals had the chance to draft Peterson in 2007. Peterson admitted he has daydreamed about that possibility, too.

Arizona Cardinals' Justin Bethel happy to be locked in

After tabling extension discussions prior to the season, Bethel's leverage only increased as he impressed at cornerback.

Larry Fitzgerald still thinks about how Arizona passed on Adrian Peterson - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

Eight years later, Larry Fitzgerald still likes to needle GM Steve Keim about how the Cardinals passed on Adrian Peterson in the 2007 draft.

Arizona Cardinals' Andre Ellington misses fifth straight practice - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

It is appearing less likely that Andre Ellington will play in Thursday night's game after the RB missed another workout Tuesday with a turf toe injury.

Michael Floyd's catch killed Rams' chances for a comeback - St. Louis Rams Blog- ESPN

The turning point in the Rams' loss to the Cardinals? Michael Floyd's 31-yard reception in the third quarter certainly didn't help.

The playoffs have already started for the Cardinals - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

"This is a one game season for us for the rest of the year, playing quality opponents," cornerback/safety Tyrann Mathieu said. "We got a big one this week with a playoff contender (Vikings), so we gotta handle our business first, and just take it one game at a time."

Mike Zimmer: Cardinals defense "gives you a lot of fits and problems" - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

"Honestly, watching tape, I hear about all these people talking about MVPs and he (Palmer) really should be in the consideration with the way he’s playing," Zimmer said. "And that’s not media talk either. That’s true. That’s what I believe."

Adrian Peterson: Cardinals grabbed my attention last summer

The thought of Adrian Peterson in an Arizona Cardinals uniform is nearly a decade old.

Justin Bethel: Contract extension is life-changing

He's only 25, but Justin Bethel is already regarded by many as one of the best special teams players in the NFL. Now he has the contract to show for it.

Four Downs with Kevin Minter

Paige Dimakos catches up with Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kevin Minter. This is Four Downs.

NFL:

Von Miller gives the Broncos all the right moves - SBNation.com

A big game against the Chargers in Week 13 gets the Denver pass rusher the nod for Stephen White's Hoss of the Week trophy.

NFL power rankings 2015, Week 14: Bengals, Cardinals rise; Patriots, Vikings drop - SBNation.com

More movement at the top this week!

The NFC East is garbage and we can't stop watching it - SBNation.com
The NFC East is the NFL's worst division, and yet its teams play on "Sunday Night Football" and "Monday Night Football" seemingly every week. That's our fault.

DeMarco Murray complained to Eagles ownership about Chip Kelly's offense - SBNation.com
The offseason signee is unhappy with his role in Kelly's offense.