Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • ARI 356
    • 209 MIN
  • Turnovers

    • ARI 2
    • 2 MIN
  • Possession

    ARI MIN
    24:55 35:05
  • 1st Downs

    • ARI 21
    • 12 MIN

Game Information

Mall of America Field
,
Coverage: FOX
  • Minneapolis, MN 55415
  • Line: MIN -4.5
Attendance: 61,068
95%
Capacity: 64,121
Referees: Terry McAulay
10/21/2012 Associated Press

Peterson, Harvin help Vikings hold off Cardinals

Adrian Peterson ran for 153 yards and a first-quarter touchdown, and the Minnesota Vikings survived an ugly second half to hang on and beat Arizona 21-14 Sunday to hand the Cardinals their third straight loss.

Scoring Summary

FOX1234T
Cardinals070714
Vikings777021
first QuarterARIMIN
TD
8:46
Adrian Peterson 13 Yard Run
5 plays, 88 yards, 2:57
06
XP
8:38
Blair Walsh Kick is Good
5 plays, 88 yards, 2:57
07
second QuarterARIMIN
TD
12:47
Larod Stephens-Howling 3 Yard Run
4 plays, 16 yards, 2:10
67
XP
12:41
Jay Feely Kick is Good
4 plays, 16 yards, 2:10
77
TD
6:31
Percy Harvin 3 Yard Pass From Christian Ponder
10 plays, 72 yards, 6:15
713
XP
6:26
Blair Walsh Kick is Good
10 plays, 72 yards, 6:15
714
third QuarterARIMIN
TD
14:17
Harrison Smith 31 Yard Interception Return
2 plays, 35 yards, 0:57
721
XP
14:03
Blair Walsh Kick is Good
2 plays, 35 yards, 0:57
721
fourth QuarterARIMIN
TD
1:52
Andre Roberts 6 Yard Pass From John Skelton
7 plays, 79 yards, 2:08
1321
XP
1:48
Jay Feely Kick is Good
7 plays, 79 yards, 2:08
1421

Research Notes

  • Cardinals This Season

    1st 4 GamesLast 3 Games
    W-L4-00-3
    PPG22.811.0
    PPG diff+7.5-8.0

  • NEXT LEVEL: The Vikings didn't send an extra pass rusher after John Skelton once on Sunday, and for three quarters the strategy worked. However, Skelton figured out the coverage in the fourth quarter and threw a fourth-quarter touchdown to Andre Roberts that made the game interesting late.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Adrian Peterson set season highs with 153 rush yards, 69 yards after contact and a 6.7 yards per rush average. Peterson's 136 rushing yards between the tackles was not just his best total this season, but the fifth-highest total in a game this season.

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