Patrick Peterson working out kinks on offense
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Posted Dec 2, 2011


CB Patrick Peterson has returned four punts for touchdowns this season, tying an NFL record. But his three plays as an offensive player haven't gone so well.

--CB Patrick Peterson has returned four punts for touchdowns this season, tying an NFL record. But his three plays as an offensive player haven't gone so well. On the first, the Cardinals had to call timeout when an alignment error was made. On the second play, Peterson didn't get the ball. Last week against the Rams, he took a direct snap in the Wildcat formation but fumbled. He recovered for a 1-yard gain.

"Right when I was securing the ball into my right hand, my knee hit the tail end of the ball and that kind of popped it out," he said. "But, man, if I had the opportunity to hang on to that ball, I believe I was going the distance."

Coaches tried to point out to Peterson that he missed a big opportunity, but that wasn't news to him.

"I was like 'Trust me. I know. I know what could have happened.'"

--Peterson tied an NFL record with his fourth punt return for a touchdown. All were at least 80 yards long, which is a record.

--QB Kevin Kolb thinks he will be able to play against Dallas on Sunday after missing the previous four games with a right foot injury. I feel really good," Kolb said. "I have full intention of playing."

Coach Ken Whisenhunt was cautious about Kolb's possible return.

"The way it's gone this season for us with different guys, I'm not going to say anything like that today. We'll see how it is tomorrow."

--The Cardinals rushed for 268 yards last week against the Rams. That was their highest total since 1980, when they ran for 330 yards at New Orleans.

--RB Beanie Wells has gained 849 yards, a career high for the third-year pro. It's the fifth best total for a Cardinals player through 11 games, dating back to 1960. Wells also set a personal record with eight rushing touchdowns this season.



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