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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals take on Minnesota Vikings, Cardinals embrace the analytics, and more

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Happy Saturday one and all.

It is game day for the Arizona Cardinals as they take on the Minnesota Vikings.

We have you covered as always, so let’s get it started with a look around the web on the Arizona Cardinals.

Old School Meets New School: Cardinals Embrace Analytics
Three-person football research team was added this offseason

ESPN's Barnwell watching potential success of Air Raid, Murphy in Arizona
ESPN's Bill Barnwell highlighted two main areas he's watching for with the Arizona Cardinals this upcoming season.

Robert Nkemdiche reportedly couldn't run gasser for Dolphins
Miami Dolphins tackle Robert Nkemdiche, the former Arizona Cardinal, reportedly couldn't run half a gasser before a preseason game.

Keim: Michael Crabtree still has it, Cardinals continue search for upgrades
Michael Crabtree's production hasn't tailed off recently, a reason Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim offered him a one-year deal with sizeable bonuses.

Kliff Kingsbury can’t wait to see what DL Bruce Hector can do
The Eagles staff speaks highly of him and he has had a good preseason.

Former Cardinals DT Robert Nkemdiche was really out of shape
He couldn't even run the width of the field and back.

10 Players Arizona Cardinals could add before the season
The Cardinals could look to add quite a few players before the season starts

Significant improvement on offense by Cardinals in 2019 would be rare feat
Even becoming an average offensive team in 2019 would be historic after their 2018.

Cardinals vs. Vikings preseason: 5 players connections between teams
Both teams have familiar faces for each other.

Cardinals vs. Vikings preseason: 4 things Arizona needs to do
The starters need to play better and they need to eliminate penalties.

NFL Minute: Kyler Murray’s clapping problem
Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray has drawn several penalties in the preseason for his clapping at the line of scrimmage.

What to watch for in the Cardinals' dress rehearsal vs. Vikings
The Arizona Cardinals expect to put together their most serious dress rehearsal for the 2019 season on Saturday against the Minnesota Vikings.