Arizona Cardinals vs Minnesota Vikings: Key Matchups

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Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /

Patrick Peterson vs Stefon Diggs could be one of the more fun matchups on Sunday.

There aren’t many NFL fans who don’t know who Peterson is, and how dominant he can be on any given Sunday. Coming into 2016, there weren’t as many who were aware of Diggs, and his potential.

The second-year receiver out of Maryland flashed what he could do last year, but has gained national attention for what he’s doing in 2016. Despite playing in an offense that had to change quarterbacks to start the season, and that doesn’t throw it a lot, Diggs ranks fourth in the league in receptions and 11th in receiving yards.

Peterson has been terrific this season as well. Opposing quarterbacks have shown a healthy respect for him, largely avoiding him. He does have two interceptions this season. He has less experience covering from the slot, so Diggs may spend a significant amount of time there this week.

If the Vikings hope to have a chance, the must get Diggs going. The Cardinals will counter by having Peterson follow him where he goes. Peterson is one of the best cornerbacks in the game, and this is a key matchup.