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Tyrann Mathieu ready to have breakout game, Butler is back, Peterson one of the best and more

News and notes from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals.

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A look around the web on the Arizona Cardinals as they get ready to take on the Minnesota Vikings.

Happy Thursday.

Tyrann Mathieu Still Waiting For Breakout
Cardinals' safety attempting to get past injuries and return to starring role.

Carson Palmer And His O-Line Talks
Notes: Fitzgerald dealing with knee injury; Butler happy to be back.

5 reasons the Cardinals can make the playoffs | Cards Wire
We wouldn't have thought it was possible a couple of weeks ago, but Arizona is very much alive in the playoff hunt.

J.J. Nelson started at WR, but Michael Floyd played more | Cards Wire
Floyd might be back in the starting lineup soon.

Cardinals re-sign Drew Butler for versatility on punts and kicks - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Drew Butler says his ankle is healed and he's glad to be back for the team's "big playoff push."

Larry Fitzgerald puts Stefon Diggs on a list of NFL's best young WRs - Minnesota Vikings Blog- ESPN
NFL veteran Larry Fitzgerald says the league's up-and-coming receivers are "physical specimens" but also work hard at their craft.

Tyrann Mathieu expects Sunday return for Arizona Cardinals - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Tyrann Mathieu returned to practice Wednesday, his shoulder looking healed. But a Sunday return for the Cardinals safety is no sure thing.

Arizona Cardinals face a reeling, desperate Minnesota Vikings team - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The Cardinals will hit the road this Sunday to take on the Vikings, who have lost four straight games after opening the season 5-0.

Dealing Cards: Nowhere Drew Butler would rather play than Arizona
The Cardinals brought punter Drew Butler back on Tuesday, and on Wednesday he said there is no place he would rather be than Arizona.

ESPN lists Peterson, Mathieu as two of the best defensive backs in the NFL - Arizona Sports
ESPN Insider deemed Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu as two of the best defensive backs in the NFL in specific categories.

Note from the Enemy:

Vikings sign Rashod Hill, place Jake Long on IR - Daily Norseman
The season-long offensive line shuffle continues.