Cardinals: Pregame News & Notes

The Cardinals enter Sunday on a two-game losing streak with another difficult task ahead against the Minnesota Vikings.

--QB Derek Anderson admitted he put too much pressure on himself during his month as a starter. Now that he's back in that role, he wants the game to be fun again. "It's something I've always done, when I was a kid. I obviously didn't understand the scale, how big it was until I got here (the NFL). It was more of a game to me, more of going out and having fun with my buddies.

"That's what I'm trying to get back to doing, understanding it's just a game and approaching every down that way."

--RB Tim Hightower and most of his teammates have not weighed in on their quarterback preference, if they have one. "I'm pretty sure it makes it a lot smoother for everybody when you know who your guy is," Hightower said, "when you take a guy and roll with it. But either way, we got to play with somebody and we have to keep him off the ground and give him an opportunity to throw the football."

--Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes was smiling on Monday when he heard the Vikings had released receiver Randy Moss. "Hey, I'm happy," said Rhodes. The Cardinals play the Vikings Sunday, and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said he was looking forward to defending Moss.

--The Cardinals have lost consecutive games for the first time since December of 2008. Before last week's loss to Tampa Bay, they had won nine straight after defeats.

--The Cardinals have not won in Minnesota since 1977. They have lost their last five games there, including a playoff game in the 1998 season.

--Like former Vikings receiver Randy Moss, punter Ben Graham knows what it's like to play for three teams in the same year. He was with the Jets, Saints and Cardinals in 2008.

--WR Steve Breaston could have consecutive 100-yard receiving games for the first time in his career. He had a career high of 147 in last week's loss to the Bucs. Breaston has three receptions of at least 30 yards last week. The Cardinals have only one other reception that long this year.

--WR Larry Fitzgerald needs 51 yards to move past Anquan Boldin into third place on the franchise's all time list. This will be the second time Fitzgerald has played a regular-season game in his hometown of Minneapolis.

--OLB Joey Porter has three sacks this year, including one in each of the past two games.

--OLB Will Davis had a sack last week in his first career start. Davis is playing in place of the injured Clark Haggans.

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