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Cardinals at Vikings Week Seven Capsule

ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-2) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (4-2)

SERIES

CARDINALS VIKINGS
SERIES LEADER   12-10
STREAKS   8 of past 10
COACHES VS. OPP. Whisenhunt: 1-3 Frazier: 1-0
LAST WEEK L 19-16 (OT) vs. Bills L 38-26 at Redskins
LAST GAME 10/9/11: Cardinals 10 at Vikings 34. Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson rushes for 122 yards & 3 1st-quarter TDs as Vikings defense forces 4 turnovers (3 INTs, 1 FR).
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/9/11
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 139 (Arz.), 112 (Min.). XM: 231 (Min.). 

STATS

PASSING J. Skelton: 16-38-194-0-2-36.5 Ponder: 144-210-1,434-8-4-92.4
RUSHING Powell: 16-79-4.9-17 Peterson: 113-499 (3C)-4.4-2
RECEIVING Fitzgerald: 36-430-11.9-3 Harvin: 49 (1L)-540 (3C)-11.0-1
OFFENSE 283.0 356.8
TAKE/GIVE +4 -1
DEFENSE 329.3 313.7
SACKS Schofield, Washington: 4 J. Allen: 4
INTs Peterson: 3 (T3L) Winfield: 2
PUNTING Zastudil: 47.8 Kluwe: 46.4
KICKING Feely: 44 (11/11 PAT; 11/13 FG) Walsh (R): 60 (3L) (12/12 PAT; 16/17 FG)

NOTES

CARDINALS: QB JOHN SKELTON is 8-4 in career as starter. Has won 4 of past 5 starts & 6 of past 8…RB WILLIAM POWELL rushed for career-high 70 yards (5.4 avg.) last week. RB-KR LA ROD STEPHENS-HOWLING had 96-yard KR-TD in 11/7/10 game vs. Min…WR LARRY FITZGERALD was born in Minneapolis & was Vikings ball boy growing up. Has 10,045 rec. yards & became 2nd youngest in NFL history to reach 10,000 (RANDY MOSS). Since 2005, leads NFL in rec. yards (9,265) & rec. TDs (68). Has 3 100-yard games in 5 meetings. WR ANDRE ROBERTS has 6 TDs in past 10. Had 1st career TD (30 yards) vs. Min. (11/7/10). WR EARLY DOUCET had career-high 8 catches for 92 yards in last meeting…LB DARYL WASHINGTON has sack in 5 of past 7. Had sack in last game vs. Min. LB O’BRIEN SCHOFIELD tied career-high with 2 sacks last week. Has 4 sacks in past 4. DE CALAIS CAMPBELL had sack in 12/6/09 game vs. Min. LB SAM ACHO has sack in 5 of past 8. CB PATRICK PETERSON aims for 3rd in row with INT. S ADRIAN WILSON had 99-yard FR-TD in 11/26/06 meeting…VIKINGS: QB CHRISTIAN PONDER passed for 352 yards last week, 2nd career 300-yard game. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 68.6 comp. pct. Aims for 4th in row at home with win…Since entering NFL in 2007, RB ADRIAN PETERSON leads league with 7,251 rush yards & 66 rush TDs. Rushed for 122 yards & 3 TDs in last meeting. Has rushed for 100+ yards & 3+ TDs 5 times in career & team is 5-0…WR-KR PERCY HARVIN & HOFer GALE SAYERS are only players in NFL history with 20+ scrimmage TDs & 5 KR-TDs in 1st 4 seasons. Harvin, Sayers & TIMMY BROWN are only players in NFL history with rush, rec. & KR TD in 3 consecutive seasons. Since Ponder’s 1st start (10/23/11), Harvin has 111 receptions, 2nd most in NFL. Aims for 3rd 100-yard game in row. TE KYLE RUDOLPH aims for 3rd in row with TD…DE JARED ALLEN has 4.5 sacks in past 2 meetings & aims for 3rd in row with 2+ sacks. Has 36 sacks in past 31, incl. 24.5 in past 20. Since entering NFL in 2004, Allen has NFL-best 109 sacks. S JAMARCA SANFORD had career-high 2 INTs in last meeting. LB CHAD GREENWAY aims for 3rd in row vs. Arz. with 9+ tackles.


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