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Cardinals at Vikings: Peterson Finds The End Zone Again, Makes Lead 28-0

This might be a halftime lead that even the 2011 Minnesota Vikings can't blow.

After another three-and-out for the Arizona Cardinals, the Vikings started their most recent drive with a 36-yard pass interference penalty drawn by Michael Jenkins. That put the Vikings into Arizona territory at the 33-yard line. A couple of plays later, Donovan McNabb managed to escape a Joey Porter sack and fire a 21-yard strike to Devin Aromashadou to put the Vikings down at the 12.

After that, Adrian Peterson did it again, taking a handoff from McNabb and absolutely burying a member of the Arizona Cardinals on a run up the middle for his third touchdown of the afternoon. Since he lost 2 yards on the previous play, it was 14 yards on the touchdown run for Peterson. Thus far on the afternoon, Peterson has nine carries for 59 yards and three scores.

Adrian Peterson has never had a four-touchdown game in his career. With 2 minutes left in the first quarter, he already has three.

With time winding down in the first quarter. . .yes, in the first quarter. . .the Minnesota Vikings have a 28-0 lead over the Arizona Cardinals. This is the first time in Vikings' history that the Vikings have scored 28 points in the first quarter of play.

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