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

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Happy Friday! I am in enemy territory until Sunday morning, so let’s stay entertained with a look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals.

Larry Fitzgerald Scores With Hit Answer
Notes: Receiver downplays Lions comments; No nerves for Peterson; Nkemdiche upgraded

Ameer Abdullah And The Cardinals’ Twist Of Fate
Markus Golden, David Johnson chosen after Lions spoiled team's draft plan

Cardinals Blogs | The fourth outside linebacker is around

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel ready to be targeted - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Justin Bethel entered Cardinals camp as the favorite at right cornerback and seized the opportunity, earning raves from teammates and coaches.

Predicting 2017 NFL stat leaders - Top passers, rushers, receivers, pass-rushers, more
Who will lead the league in rushing touchdowns in 2017? Which running back will have the most catches? Our NFL Insiders run through 20 stats and project who will finish No. 1 in each.

Karlos Dansby could be one interception from the Hall of Fame - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
With one more interception, Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby would enter a select group that he thinks will open the door to a more prestigious one.

Tyrann Mathieu still hasn't grasped LSU honoring him - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
LSU's decision to recognize Tyrann Mathieu by naming the football team's players' lounge after him hasn't quite sunk in.

ESPN writer: Cardinals' may surprise despite average Super Bowl odds
An ESPN writer put all 30 NFL teams into tiers of Super Bowl winners to determine this years odds and compared the Arizona Cardinals' to the 2007 Giants.

David Johnson, Markus Golden forever linked to Detroit's Ameer Abdullah
Two years ago, the Arizona Cardinals were poised to select Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah, now with the Lions, in the second round of the draft.

NFL Week 1 Injury Report: Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions
A look at the official NFL Week 1 injury report for the game between the Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions at Ford Field Sunday, Sept. 10.

Larry Fitzgerald pleads the fifth about asking opponents to hit him high
Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald would not confirm nor deny that he requests his opponents to hit him high rather than go low and risk injury.

Uninterrupted captures former Cardinal Calais Campbell's free agency
Calais Campbell's decision to leave the Arizona Cardinals in free agency was tough, and even tougher was choosing between the Broncos and Jaguars.

8-8 prediction for the 2017 Cardinals is way off | Cards Wire
Mike Sando's predictions for the NFL season gave the Arizona Cardinals an unrealistic 8-8 season with no playoff appearance.

Robert Nkemdiche practices Thursday, has chance to play vs. Lions | Cards Wire
The Cardinals defensive tackle now at least has a chance of playing in the season opener.

DE Ziggy Ansah expected to play for Lions vs. Cardinals | Cards Wire
Despite missing the entire preseason, the plan is for him to play and start against the Cardinals.