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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings, David Johnson still the focal point of the offense, Chandler Jones sets the bar and more

A look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals.

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Happy Sunday and happy gameday one and all, the Arizona Cardinals are taking on the Minnesota Vikings in their first early game of the 2018 season.

There is plenty from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals to help us get ready, so let’s get to it.

Missing On Kirk Cousins Paved Cardinals’ Path To Josh Rosen
Long-term outlook intriguing because of rookie quarterback's low salary

Larry Fitzgerald Ready For (Likely) Final Game In Minnesota
Notes: Reddick to get another start at linebacker; Iupati, Smith miss practice

Five Things To Watch: #AZvsMIN
A look at the top storylines for Sunday's game

Sam Bradford Dealing With New Role
Quarterback returns to Minnesota in much different spot than expected

Cardinals Hope Things Snowball Against Vikings
Team looking for its second straight road win after 0-4 start

Friday before the Vikings, and Fitz's draft status

Steve Keim: Lot of trade rumors "certainly false"

Hands-On Experience For Chandler Jones
Cardinals' defensive end learns techniques from MMA brother Jon Jones

Cardinals Chronicles - Tre Boston
S Tre Boston chronicles his love for the game and journey to the NFL.

Spotlight - Josh Bynes
Lisa Matthews sits down with LB Josh Bynes after a dominant defensive performance in San Francisco.

Zoom - 'David's Locker'
RB David Johnson has taken his charitable efforts to another level, creating a foundation to support the Phoenix Community.

Wilks - 'We Have To Complement One Another'
Head coach Steve Wilks speaks with the media following Friday's practice on stopping the Vikings' running attack.

Sack king Chandler Jones doesn't know how to hit QBs under new rules - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Chandler Jones led the NFL in sacks last season and already has four in 2018, but says it hasn't been easy to adjust to the league's changes.

Larry Fitzgerald will always be fan of Minnesota Vikings, Adam Thielen - Minnesota Vikings Blog- ESPN
Larry Fitzgerald on friend and fellow Minnesota native Adam Thielen: "It just makes me so damn proud to see him doing the things he's doing."

ESPN: Cardinals should trade Bucannon, 4th-round pick for 7th-rounder
ESPN's Bill Barnwell presented a trade proposal with the New York Jets that would allow the Arizona Cardinals to get out of Deone Bucannon's $8.7 million contract.

Cardinals feed off high standards for DE Chandler Jones
NFC Defensive Player of the Week Chandler Jones's best performance coincidentally or not came in the Arizona Cardinals' first win and best defensive performance of the year.

RB David Johnson is still the foundation of the Arizona Cardinals' offense
His carries are down, but the Arizona Cardinals offense still runs through the star RB that fans and fantasy football owners alike rely on: David Johnson.

Cole, Humphries provide an inside look at Cardinals' offensive line
Arizona Cardinals offensive linemen Mason Cole and D.J. Humphries provided an inside look at the group protecting Josh Rosen on the Big Red Rage.

Keim: Cardinals fans should 'tread lightly' when it comes to trade rumors
Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim said not to believe all the reports surrounding his team when it comes to potentially trading Deone Bucannon and Haason Reddick.

Arizona RB David Johnson ditched the gridiron to fly a fighter jet
It’s often been thrown around that the sky’s the limit for Cardinals running back David Johnson, but that may not be the case anymore.

PFF: Cardinals star Patrick Peterson graded as third best cornerback in NFL
Now in his eighth season as the heart of the Arizona Cardinals’ secondary, cornerback Patrick Peterson is continuing his reign of dominance. His consistency and awareness have warranted the attention of Pro Football Focus, who ranked him as the third best cornerback in the NFL.

Kirk Cousins, Vikings provide Cardinals glimpse of what could have been
The Arizona Cardinals' visit to Minnesota won't be a Sam Bradford homecoming. Rather, it could come down to rookie Josh Rosen keeping up with veteran Kirk Cousins, who is likewise playing in a one-dimensional defense.

Cardinals vs. Vikings preview: 5 surprising stats between teams
Did you know Adam Thielen has more catches and receiving yards than all the Cardinals WRs combined?

QB Sam Bradford ‘100 percent behind’ Josh Rosen, even after demotion
The veteran QB could not have handled his demotion any better. He has been a class teammate.

Steve Keim, Steve Wilks give observations of new WR Kendall Wright
They like what they see so far, but whether he plays on Sunday against the Vikings is still undetermined.

Cardinals vs. Vikings: 5 key matchups
Which one will matter most?

Cardinals vs. Vikings player connections on their rosters
The Cardinals have seven former Vikings. The Vikings have one former Cardinal.

Arizona Cardinals vs, Minnesota Vikings history
This is the eighth time in the last 11 years and third in the last four the Cardinals and Vikings play each other.

Larry Fitzgerald says Cardinals are Josh Rosen’s team now
Despite a rumor of a rift in the locker room, Rosen appears to be winning over his teammates.

Cardinals vs. Vikings preview: AZ offense key to staying competitive
Minnesota's defense is not great this year. The Cardinals can at least keep it close if they can start moving the ball.

Cardinals vs. Vikings picks: Madden predicts 35-21 Cardinals win
The video game predicts a huge game from David Johnson and three sacks for Chandler Jones.