Sept. 8, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) takes the field at the start of the game against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
When the Arizona Cardinals take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday, we may get to witness one of the best match ups in the NFL today. Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is one of the top defensive backs in the game, while many believe Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is as good as it gets at his position — well, except for Peterson.
“He’s second in my book behind Larry,” Peterson said. “I would like to go one-on-one as much as I can.”
Going one-on-one with a player that has Megatron’s skill set is one of the toughest tasks that you could ask for, no matter how great of a player you are in your own right. However, if there is one thing you need to match up with Johnson, it is confidence and Peterson is not short on that.
“I think I am the best cornerback in the league right now,” Peterson told reporters in a conference call this week. “You know, me and Calvin, we’re the same caliber players.”
Peterson may have the confidence it takes to face off against Megatron and he may want to take on one of the NFL’s best one-on-one, but the Cardinals will most likely give Peterson help defending the league’s most physically imposing wideout.
Well, unless they want to surrender 58 points again this week.