The Vikings took advantage of good field position again, and looked to be on track to get into the end zone, but had to settle for a field goal from the automatic Ryan Longwell.
The Vikings appeared to have a touchdown on a second down play on a swing pass to Toby Gerhart. Unfortunately, Gerhart tripped over the 7-yard line. . .that must have been it, because there wasn’t anybody else nearby. . .and didn’t get into the end zone. Adrian Peterson got stopped on third down, and the Vikings settled for a 21-yarder from Longwell.
With 6:22 left before halftime, the Vikings lead the Cardinals by a score of 10-7. Now, let’s see if they can cover the ensuing kickoff.