Minnesota 34, Arizona 10

Sunday, October 9, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 9, 2011
WHERE: Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Scott Green
ATTENDANCE: 62479

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona 0 3 7 0 10
Minnesota 28 0 3 3 34

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 1-4 1-1 0-3 L4
Minnesota 1-4 1-2 0-2 W1

Recap


Adrian Peterson scored three touchdowns in a 28-point first quarter — two of them within a span of 23 seconds — and the Minnesota Vikings avoided their first 0-5 start since 1962 with a 34-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at the Metrodome.

The Vikings (1-4) still didn't find much success in their lackluster passing game, which ranked 31st in the league entering the game, but they didn't need to.

Peterson rushed for a season-high 122 yards on 29 carries and matched a career high with the three rushing touchdowns. Quarterback Donovan McNabb added a rushing score.

Minnesota was outscored 7-6 in the second half and has been outscored 87-22 after halftime this season, but it didn't matter.

The Cardinals (1-4) were hurt by three turnovers, two of which came in the first quarter and led to Minnesota touchdowns. The Vikings started all four of their touchdown drives inside the Arizona 40-yard line.

The Cardinals, who have lost four straight, dropped to 0-7 all-time at Minnesota.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Arizona   Minnesota
Beanie Wells Player Adrian Peterson
20 Attempts 29
60 Yards 122
3.0 Avg Yards 4.2
1 Touchdowns 3
9 Long 24
Receiving
Arizona   Minnesota
Early Doucet Player Devin Aromashodu
8 Receptions 2
92 Yards 81
11.5 Avg Yards 40.5
0 Touchdowns 0
16 Long 60

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Arizona 291 77 214 1 1 0 1.0 1
Minnesota 332 172 160 4 2 3 4.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Vikings have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .200 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .200 after a loss.
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