The third quarter at the Metrodome has started off very nicely for the Minnesota Vikings, as they've gotten their first interception return for a touchdown in a very long time to put themselves ahead of the Arizona Cardinals by a score of 21-7.
The Vikings kicked off to begin the quarter, and after another Blair Walsh touchback, the Cardinals found themselves looking at third-and-six from their own 24-yard line. John Skelton dropped back to pass, and fired one for Early Doucet under heavy pressure. The ball wound up in the hands of Vikings' rookie safety Harrison Smith, who knew just what to do with it.
Smith managed to weave his way through traffic, and wound up getting the ball all the way to the end zone for a 31-yard interception return and a 21-7 Minnesota lead.
The play was the first Vikings' interception return for a touchdown since Jared Allen did it in the 2010 season finale against the Detroit Lions on January 2, 2011.
We're a minute or so into the third quarter at the Metrodome, and the Minnesota Vikings now lead the Arizona Cardinals by a score of 21-7.