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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals prepare for Vikings offense, look to continue hot start, Zaven Collins snap count and more

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Happy Friday one and all, we have made it.

The Arizona Cardinals take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, meaning the return of one Patrick Peterson.

We have that and more from around the web on your Arizona Cardinals.

Week 1 Rewind: Pitch Perfect In The Music City
A look back at impressive road victory over Titans to open 2021 regular season

Kyler Murray More Comfortable Changing Plays At The Line
Notes: Running game has solid start with Edmonds-Conner tandem

Whether Sack Record Or Contract, Chandler Jones Leaves Talk To Others
After five-sack game, linebacker keeps focus on football not future

Whether Attention On J.J. Watt Or Chandler Jones, Cardinals Benefit
Notes: Joseph explains limited snaps for Zaven Collins

Patrick Peterson Making Return To Arizona Against Cardinals
Vikings cornerback insisting he wants this to be like any other game

Arizona Cardinals' J.J. Watt done 'tiptoeing' around his training - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Before starting the next chapter of his career in Arizona, Watt went searching for the same training that pushed him to NFL defensive MVP three times.

Arizona Cardinals' Chandler Jones, coming off five-sack game, not thinking about potential new contract
Arizona's Chandler Jones, who is in the final year of his contract and wants a new deal, had five sacks in Week 1 and leads all NFL players in the category since 2012. "I'm just playing football," he said. "I just let [negotiating] take care of itself."

Making up for lost time: Cardinals' Jones anticipated big game vs. Titans
Chandler Jones put the league on notice with five sacks, two forced fumbles and six tackles in the Cardinals' 38-13 win over the Titans.

Kyler Murray wins Nickelodeon Valuable Player award for Week 1
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was the first Nickelodeon Valuable Player for the 2021 NFL season.

Kingsbury: DeAndre Hopkins pulled off some 'Jedi-type stuff' in Week 1 win
There's a lot of ways you can describe Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins' game, including playing like a Jedi.

Arizona Cardinals add K Matt McCrane to practice squad - Arizona Sports
The Arizona Cardinals added kicker Matt McCrane to the open roster spot on their practice squad Thursday, the team said.

Like Cardinals, Vikings CB room has yet to answer questions in Week 2
Arizona's Week 2 opponents, the Minnesota Vikings, similarly face questions this young season with new faces in the defensive backfield.

Cardinals, Patrick Peterson treating Week 2 return like any other game
There's obviously a lot of history, good and bad, between Peterson and the Cardinals, adding another layer to Sunday's affair.

Joseph: Cardinals' big lead dictated LB Zaven Collins' workload vs. Titans
Both Zaven Collins and Jordan Hicks started in the Arizona Cardinals' Week 1 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Bickley: Will Red Sea reignite as fans sell out Cardinals' home opener?
State Farm Stadium was eerily quiet in 2020, when a pandemic interrupted a streak of 144 consecutive sellouts. A new era begins Sunday.