Photo credit: Todd Jones
Author: Jon Kuzma
The Cardinals and Vikings played each other in a quality Thursday Night Football match up. The game showcased two teams going back and fourth punch for punch all night long. As most football fans are probably aware, football is a momentum game. Almost in the way that boxing was a momentum sport. Teams have to capitalize on that momentum in order to achieve success in the game of football. This game was just one of those matches where every time a blow was given to a team. The team responded by giving a blow right back. The scoring started early and often where the teams combined for 17 points in the first quarter alone. Which included a Chandler Catanzaro field goal and a John Brown touchdown for the Cardinals and an Adrian Peterson touchdown for the Vikings. In the second and third quarters the action really slowed down. Only a Blair Walsh field goal was scored for the Vikings. While Michael Floyd was able to grab a 42 yard touchdown pass from Palmer. The scoring picked up again in the fourth quarter when each team was able to hit a field goal early on. Giving another field to Blair Walsh’s and Chandler Catanzaro’s season stats and at the same time making the game 20-13 with the Cardinals leading. With 10 minutes left in the fourth Teddy Bridgwater was able to lead the Vikings down field on a 11 play 88 yard drive. Which was capped off by a 7 yard touchdown reception by Mike Wallace compliments of Teddy Bridgewater. With four minutes left in the game however it was David Johnson who would step up and be the hero. The young Cardinals running back was able to beat the Vikings defense both on the ground and through the air catching the football. Johnson touched the ball on four plays of that final drive. Showing that this Cardinals offense can rely on him when they need him to make a big play down the stretch. The Cardinals would go on to close out the game 23-20 and clinch a playoff spot. A heck of a run so far in Bruce Arians third season as the head coach of the Cardinals. Give him and Palmer a ton of credit for the Cardinals accomplishments. They look like an unstoppable force heading into the playoffs.
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