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Minnesota Defeats Arizona 21-14 - Recap

Minnesota got a 153-yard performance from Adrian Peterson as a key part of its 21-14 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday at The Metrodome.

The match was decisive in favor of Minnesota, but bettors saw the game push as the margin of victory was the same as the closing point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 39.5.

Christian Ponder completed 8 of 17 pass attempts for 58 yards and 1 TD for the Vikings in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Cardinals defense.

LaRod Stephens-Howling rushed for 104 yards for Arizona, while William Powell added 13 yards. John Skelton threw for 262 yards for the Cardinals, while receivers Andre Roberts and Rob Housler had 103 and 54 yards respectively.

Arizona outgained Minnesota 356-209 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 21-12 by the Cardinals.

Arizona led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 35:05/24:55 split in that important category.

Minnesota heads into a Week 8 battle against the Buccaneers. Arizona, meanwhile, will have their next action against San Francisco.