It was a successful Arizona Cardinals' debut for running back Adrian Peterson. Peterson exploded for 134 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in the Cardinals' 38-33 win over the Buccaneers at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday. Cards head coach Bruce Arians said the new running back gave them an extra dimension. Arizona acquired Peterson from the Saints in a trade early last week. The former Vikings star had only 81 rushing yards in four games with New Orleans. The 3-and-3 Cardinals had been averaging 51.8 yards rushing per game before acquiring Peterson.
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald says he's happy to have a guy like Adrian Peterson on the team. Quarterback Carson Palmer says having a balanced offense makes everyone's job easier.