Vikings win first game since 4-game losing streak

Cole Kristal, Staff Reporter

On Sunday the Minnesota Vikings hosted the Arizona Cardinals at U.S. Bank Stadium.

After starting the season out 5-0, the Vikings lost the next four games, going into this game 5-4, and being tied with the Detroit Lions for first in the North Division.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford completed 20 passes of his 28 passes, and 169 yards and one passing touchdown. Bradford opened up the game throwing to wide receiver Adam Theilen for a 16 yard pass, on the first offensive drive. New Vikings kicker, Kai Forbath made the extra point.

Just under five minutes left of the first quarter, Cardinals running back David Johnson ran in for a 1 yard touchdown. Cardinals kicker, Chandler Catanzaro made the extra point, which brought the end of the first quarter to be 7-7.

The second quarter started slow, both teams playing hard defense, and not being able to get the ball over the endzone.

The Vikings worked the ball down to the one yard line, handed the ball of to Matt Asiata, and scored a touchdown. Originally, it was called that the Cardinals stopped Asiata, and Asiata was down before the line. After the Vikings challenged, it was clear the Asiata got the football over the line before he got down.

At the end of the second quarter, cornerback Xavier Rhodes intercepted a pass from Cardinals quarterback Kirk Cousins, and ran it back for a 100 yard pick six [touchdown].

The score at halftime was 20-17, Vikings up.

Early in the third quarter, kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson, returned a 100 yard kick return. With four seconds left of the 3rd quarter Forbath kicked a 27 yard field goal, which ended the third quarter 30-17.

The Vikings didn’t produce any points in the 4th quarter, and gave up a touchdown and extra point. The final score was 30-24, Vikings win.

“It’s fun to watch them win, especially after the recent four game rough patch. We started out great, and I hope that the vikes will end great too. Skoooooolllll,” said Luis Felemovicious, sophomore.

On Thanksgiving, the Vikings play the Lions in Detroit at 11:30. The Vikings are currently tied for first place in the division and whoever wins this game has the advantage in the NFC north division.