Minnesota Vikings play deep to stop Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald
The Vikings’ first touchdown drive was greatly aided by a pass-interference call on cornerback William Gay that resulted in a 29-yard gain. It also begged the question of why the Cardinals don’t throw deep more often and let Larry Fitzgerald draw similar calls.
Wrap-up: Vikings 21, Cardinals 14 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals' 21-14 loss at Minnesota in Week 7: What it means: The Cardinals fell to 4-3 with their third consecutive defeat.
The Cardinals offense needed to come out and make a statement. It needed to score on its first possession -- preferably a touchdown. So after getting the ball on the Vikings 48 following a bad punt, John Skelton led the Redbirds on an incredible three-play, two-yard drive that took all of 80 seconds off the clock leading to a punt.
It was one highlight reel after another.
That catch was the fourth in a stretch of five plays that went for 12 yards or more. The Vikings should’ve savored the moment. They had just one more play for more than eight yards for the rest of Minnesota’s 21-14 win Sunday at the Metrodome.
All Sunday afternoon, it felt like the Minnesota Vikings were doing their best to play cordial host to the visiting Cardinals, down to the chance for the Cards to walk into Mall of America Field and take away a win.