Details: Sunday: Noon at U.S. Bank Stadium (Ch. 9, 100.3-FM, 1130-AM)
About the Cardinals
• The Cardinals (4-4-1) squeaked out a 23-20 victory last week against the 49ers in Glendale, Ariz.
• Arizona kicker Chandler Catanzaro won the game with a 34-yard field goal as time expired after he’d missed two potential game-winning kicks earlier this season.
• Statistically, QB Carson Palmer, 36, is having a down year. Palmer’s 86.0 quarterback rating ranks 24th among starters, and he’s committed 11 turnovers in his past six starts.
• LT John Wetzel will make his third career NFL start, second for injured starting LT Jared Veldheer. The Cardinals have allowed 27 sacks this season, fourth most in the league.
• RB David Johnson is the Cardinals’ No. 2 receiver and leads all running backs with 12 gains of 20-plus yards (seven receiving, five rushing).
Player speak: WR Larry Fitzgerald
• Fitzgerald, in his 13th NFL season, is leading the Cardinals and climbing up the record books.
• This season alone, the 33-year-old receiver has surpassed Torry Holt, Cris Carter and James Lofton to rank 11th on the career receiving yards list with 14,053.
• On returning to his hometown of Minneapolis: “I come home for the summertime. That’s when I’m coming home for leisure, but this is a business trip. I’m only coming there for one reason — and that’s to get a win.”
• On the Cardinals’ uneven passing game: “We haven’t made the big plays we hoped we’d make that we made in previous years, but that’s to come. We’ve had a couple guys had some muscle injuries early in the season with Michael [Floyd] and John Brown.”
Coach speak: Bruce Arians
• Arians is in his fifth NFL season as a head coach, fourth with the Cardinals, with a 38-18-1 record in the regular season and 1-2 in the playoffs.
• Arians, the former Steelers offensive coordinator, has overseen a top-10 scoring defense in each of his four seasons with the Cardinals. Arizona’s 17.8 points per game allowed through 10 weeks trails only the Vikings and Seahawks.
• On facing former AFC North foe Mike Zimmer again: “Teams take on the personality of their coach and Zim is as tough as they get. They’re extremely sound.”
• On defeating the Vikings 23-20 last December: “Yeah, we got lucky last year and had a couple fluky touchdowns. We need one of those this time around. It’s tough to go the distance against this defense.”
• On replacement LT John Wetzel: “ It’s going to be different with the noise and blocking Everson [Griffen]. That’s an all-day chore.”