Boldin, Cardinals making statement early

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Cardinals are faring better than OK in some of the matchups I thought might favor Minnesota.

The speed Steve Breaston offers the offense has made a big difference. He looks healthier than he was earlier in the season. Anquan Boldin is also making a statement on a national stage. That 39-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown was All-Pro caliber.

This would be a statement victory for the Cardinals if they could beat the Vikings.

Arizona has helped left tackle Jeremy Bridges in protection against Jared Allen, a wise move.