Vikings bounce back, beat Cardinals 21-14


Seven games into the 2012 season, the Vikings forged forward with a 21-14 hard-fought win over the Arizona Cardinals. Minnesota is now 5-2 and remained undefeated at home at 4-0.

Sunday’s Mall of America Field sellout crowd of 61,068 was the largest of the season. They watched the incredible record-setting Adrian Peterson run for 153 yards and a determined 13-yard touchdown to lead the way.

The Vikings bounced back on both sides of the ball from a rough week in Washington. As Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home.” The Vikings spoiled the homecoming for a pair of native sons, Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. and Michael Floyd of the Cardinals, holding both players in check.


Adrian Peterson breaks loose against the Cardinals.
Photo by Steve Floyd

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One Comment on “Vikings bounce back, beat Cardinals 21-14”

  1. Minnesota’s pro football team is winning games this season but are not beating their opponents in the process. The AZ game and the following TB game has shown how an aging defense lacks physical punch late in games and how the lack of a true wide receiver does not test the arm of their young quarterback to throw 60 yards with confidence until they connect! They may need some luck with the rest of their schedule!

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