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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals ready for test against Minnesota Vikings, Rodney Hudson already paying off and more

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Happy Sunday and happy game day one and all.

We get a great matchup and another good test for the Arizona Cardinals as we get to watch the return of an Arizona Cardinal legend in Patrick Peterson.

We have all of that and more to help you get ready, let’s get to it.

Three Big Things: Vikings Week
A look at the top storylines for Sunday's game

Center Rodney Hudson helps Cardinals offense with experience
Notes: Beachum a game-day decision; Kennard out Sunday

Preview of Cardinals-Vikings and Byron Murphy as number 1 Cardinals cornerback
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Steve Keim says Cardinals want to keep linebacker Chandler Jones
On Peterson return, 'we have to make tough decisions'

Cardinals Call Up Chris Banjo For Vikings Game
Team also moves up Antonio Hamilton

Finally In Front Of Full Home Stadium, Cardinals Seek Another Win
Vikings visit as crowds return to home games

J.J. Watt Gives The Details On 'MegaWatt'
Defensive lineman admits it was only briefly practiced

Cardinals Cover 2 - Similar Challenge Ahead For Defense
Ep. 467 – First Derrick Henry, now Dalvin Cook. The former was a non-factor in Week 1. So what does Vance Joseph have in store for the latter? Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki look at the matchup against Cook and the rest of the Vikings offense

Big Red Rage - Simmons Impressive In 2021 Opener
Ep. 525 - The Cardinals defense started fast and finished strong in their 38-13 win over the Tennessee Titans. One of the reasons for the success on defense was the play of Isaiah Simmons. The second-year linebacker joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley

Cardinals Cover 2 - Welcome back, Birdgang!
Ep. 468 - For the first time in two years the Cardinals will play in front of a sold-out State Farm Stadium. It's Week 2, the home opener against the Minnesota Vikings. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki break down the matchup

Rodney Hudson already an integral part of Cardinals' offensive success
The Arizona Cardinals' throttling of the Tennessee Titans on Sunday spoke volumes to the impact center Rodney Hudson has on the offense.

GM: Chandler Jones in best shape of career, Cardinals want him back
Chandler Jones tossed imaginary cash to celebrate a sack, then searched for more money in his general manager's pockets last Sunday.

Same but different: Cardinals face similar test as Week 1 in Cook, Vikings
Much like the Tennessee Titans, the Minnesota Vikings present a stout running game, two impressive receivers and a capable quarterback.

Rondale Moore, A.J. Green already opening up more of Cardinals' offense
The Arizona Cardinals' passing attack is already benefiting from more more weapons at wide receiver.

Cardinals CBs Wilson and Alford show promise in debuts
The Cardinals had turnover in their cornerbacks room this offseason, but Marco Wilson and Robert Alford are off to strong starts.

Cardinals' elevate Chris Banjo, Antonio Hamilton to active roster
The Arizona Cardinals announced Saturday that safety Chris Banjo and cornerback Antonio Hamilton have been elevated to the active roster.

Arizona Cardinals face similar opponent in Week 2 as Titans
The Vikings and the Titans are very similar, although the Vikings have a stronger pass rush.

Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim talks about Chandler Jones, Patrick Peterson
One comment he said about Jones will make you raise your eyebrows about Peterson.