3 favorable matchups for the Vikings in Week 2 vs. the Cardinals

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Where can the Minnesota Vikings take hold of their matchup with the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2?

The opening week of the NFL season was a poor one for the Minnesota Vikings as they failed to stop Joe Burrow and the Bengals offense. Despite a strong performance from Kirk Cousins, the Vikings fell short in overtime and kicked their season off with a bad loss.

That is not the start they wanted, and it certainly is not going to get any easier. The next few weeks are going to be quite the challenge for Mike Zimmer‘s squad as they are set to meet a handful of playoff-caliber opponents. It all begins in Week 2 when the Vikings travel to the desert to square off with Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals.

Arizona is coming off a blowout win over the Titans on the road, thanks to an incredible outing from Murray and the offense. An MVP candidate this season, Murray is already putting the league on notice. The Vikings will have to do everything right if they want to leave Arizona with a win in their pockets.

Which matchups do the Vikings need to handle to get the victory in Arizona? Here are their best bets heading into Week 2’s matchup.