4:05 PM ET, December 14, 2008
U of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
Jackson takes advantage of start with four TDs to help Vikes steamroll Cards
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Watching from the sidelines all those weeks turned out to be just what Tarvaris Jackson needed.
• The Vikings defense has allowed 16 or fewer points in four straight games.
• The Cardinals were shut out in the first half for second time this season (Week 4 vs. the Jets).
• Adrian Peterson rushed for 165 yards, his fourth-highest total in any game in his career, second-best this season. He has 1,578 rush yards this season, breaking Robert Smith's single-season record (1,521, 2000)
• Minnesota has won four straight overall, surpassing their 2007 win total with their ninth win of the season. They've now won seven of their last eight games against the Cardinals.
-- ESPN research
Minnesota DT Pat Williams left the game in the second quarter after aggravating a shoulder injury. Williams has been playing because a federal judge in Minnesota issued an injunction blocking his league suspension for violating the subtance abuse policy. ... Arizona must win one of its last two to avoid a second straight 8-8 season. ... Matt Leinart was in the last series for the Cardinals, just the second time he's played this season. The other was mop-up duty in Game 2 against Miami.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.2||5.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||11:05||Bernard Berrian 82 Yd Punt Return (Ryan Longwell Kick)||7||0|
|TD||06:39||Bernard Berrian 41 Yd Pass From Tarvaris Jackson (Ryan Longwell Kick)||14||0|
|TD||02:43||Sidney Rice 6 Yd Pass From Tarvaris Jackson (Ryan Longwell Kick)||21||0|
|TD||02:08||Chester Taylor 11 Yd Pass From Tarvaris Jackson (Ryan Longwell Kick)||28||0|
|TD||13:43||Jerheme Urban 50 Yd Pass From Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers Kick)||28||7|
|TD||04:27||Roderick Hood 68 Yd Return Of Blocked Field Goal (Neil Rackers Kick)||28||14|
|TD||00:17||Bobby Wade 59 Yd Pass From Tarvaris Jackson (Ryan Longwell Kick)||35||14|