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Cardinals At Vikings: Minnesota Cashes In On Turnover, Takes 14-0 Lead

Well, that didn't take long.

After taking over on their own 20-yard line, Cardinals' quarterback Kevin Kolb dropped back to pass. He attempted a throw over the middle, but it was tipped by Vikings' defensive lineman Everson Griffen, and wound up in the hands of cornerback Asher Allen. Minnesota took over at the Arizona 24-yard line, and they knew exactly what to do.

Donovan McNabb turned around and handed the ball to Adrian Peterson, who made an Arizona defender look absolutely foolish with a stiff-arm, and then flew around the right side to take the ball the distance for a 24-yard touchdown run. The play gave the Vikings a 13-0 lead, and Ryan Longwell converted the extra point to make it 14-0.

The interception for the Vikings was their fourth on the season. The touchdown for Peterson is his fifth of the season, and he has five carries for 46 yards and two scores early on in this one.

With 8:55 left in the first quarter of play, the Minnesota Vikings are off to another fast start, leading the Arizona Cardinals by a score of 14-0.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.