The Cardinals defense may have a little bit better time of things than the offense on Sunday. Minnesota at times also has difficulty running the ball. They are also without their top running back Adrian Peterson who is on injured reserve.
Bradford can look brilliant at times at quarterback and then immediately turn around and look flustered leaving fans scratching their heads as to what they just witnessed.
With four consecutive losses, the Vikings are yearning for victory after starting the season 5-0. The Cardinals defense though will need to create turnovers to win.
They may get safety Tyrann Mathieu back. He was expected to initially miss three to six weeks after hurting his shoulder at Carolina on October 30th. Sunday would make three weeks.
Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians indicated mid-week Mathieu was on track to play. However he was listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.
The Cardinals will be put to the test. The game has been targeted for Fox’s largest audience on Sunday. If they play like they did last week against the 49ers, this will be a cakewalk for the Vikings.
With a lot on the line and a chance to regain focus, the Cardinals are going to come out and fight harder. The points may not come easy but in the end should outscore the Vikings.
Arizona 25 Minnesota 22