These Guys Ain't the Lions, Seahawks or Bears

One thing had become obvious by the end of the first half of tonight’s game:  the Cardinals are a few notches above the teams the Vikings have been getting fat on.

Kurt Warner is as wily as Brett Favre, and can be just as effective.  And when Anquan Boldin gets in the mood, he can still be one of the most dominating receivers in the league, as he proved by scoring a pair of touchdowns.

As well as the Cards played, things could’ve been better for them, and worse for the Vikings.  Penalties and a huge Tim Hightower fumble helped off-set some of the great offensive things Arizona accomplished.  The Vikings took an early 7-0 lead off the turnover.  A lead that, sadly, wouldn’t last long.

The Vikings were hurt by some poor field position, bad punt coverage leading to a long Steve Breaston return to set up a touchdown and, for a time, injuries to both their starting offensive tackles.

The Purple recovered offensively after the returns of Bryant McKinnie and Phil Loadholt.  They dialed back their pass game then, switching to runs and passes to the running backs, and were able to work down for a chip-shot field goal to make it 14-10 Cards.

Unfortunately, Arizona got the ball back with a good 2 minutes left…more than enough time for Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald and the Cards to put 7 more on the board.

The good news for the Vikings?  They get the ball first in the second half.  They’ll need to dial up some pressure on Warner, unless they want the second half to become a passing clinic by Arizona.

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  • Pedro

    The worst coach ever…… Mr. Chilly I expect that 75% of the juice you got of your new contract goes to a benefit institution, you do not deserve that Brett, Percy and the rest of the team, do…. FY

  • joe

    They laid a big one tonight.

    You fans in MN will never learn, perhaps when the vikings move to LA you will.

  • aaron

    HERE is the TRUE face of chilly’s viking squad

  • http://Pennsylvania bernie jelinek

    Hey Joe Blow, What’s your favorite team, anyways? Are you one of those bandwagon clowns that only roots for the winning team? If i’m not mistaken, Pittsburgh and Arizona were last years’ 2 best teams. They’re still the same players as last year, so what’s your point about laying an egg? Our only 2 losses, you idiot. If jerks like you only get on this site to harass Vikings fans, and not talk honest football, then go take that chocolate egg you laid after lunch at Taco Bell, and beat it.