Oct 21, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) talks with Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams (93) after the game at the Metrodome. The Vikings win 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
The Arizona Cardinals head north to take on the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday evening at TCF Stadium, current home of the Minnesota Gophers and temporary home of the the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings return to the outdoors permanently in Minneapolis/St. Paul for the first time since 1982. The two teams have not met since the 2012 regular season when the Cards dropped a 21-14 decision in Minnesota.
Game time: 5:30pm MST
TV: KNXV (ABC, Channel 15) – Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Ron Wolfley (color), Katie Raml (sideline)
Radio: Arizona Sports 98.7 – English – Paul Calvisi (play-by-play), Bertrand Berry (color), Damien Anderson (sideline reporter)
KVVA 107.1 FM – Spanish – Gabriel Trujillo (play-by-play)
Last week: Arizona defeated the Houston Texans 32-0 in an excellent effort on both sides of the ball. The Vikings defeated the Oakland Raiders 10-6 in week one of preseason action.
Vikings outlook: The Vikings will be without the services of running back Adrian Peterson, who is being held out as a precaution. They will start Matt Cassel at quarterback, although expect to see rookie Teddy Bridgewater as well. The third quarterback is Christian Ponder and the word is he is looking to be traded out of Minnesota.
Cardinals outlook: As for the Cards, they will counter with Carson Palmer starting at quarterback again. His snaps, as will the rest of the starters, be limited to roughly about what they got last week. There was no specific number put on a snap count for the starters. Drew Stanton will come in after that and then the Cards are going to give Ryan Lindley the helm in the second half, despite rookie Logan Thomas being near flawless in his rookie debut. However the Cards do have an open competition, or so they say publicly, for the third spot.
There was no word on whether receivers Michael Floyd or Ted Ginn would play Saturday night. Both sat out last week’s game. The Cards were traveling on Friday to Minnesota. On Thursday it was made known they wouldn’t make a decision on either one till game day.