3:15 PM - The Vikings have ended their four-game losing streak with a 30-24 win over Arizona. Minnesota's defense stymied the Cardinals on their final possession as Danielle Hunter ended Arizona's chances with a sack on Palmer. The Vikings are now 6-4 and head to Detroit for a game this Thursday on Thanksgiving.
3:06 PM - Jeff Locke with a monster 72-yard punt to flip the field position. Arizona will take over on its own 13-yard line.
3:00 PM -Minnesota's defense comes up big as Danielle Hunter gets a sack before they force Palmer into an Intentional Grounding penalty. Arizona punts but a penalty will force the Vikings to start at their own 9-yard line.
2:55 PM - The Vikings go three-and-outland give the ball back to the Cardinals. Arizona takes over on Minnesota's 47-yard line.
2:49 PM -The Cardinals cut Minnesota's lead to 30-24 after David Johnson hauls in a 4-yard touchdown pass.
2:42 PM - Bradford is hit and fumbles a play later as Arizona recovers. The Cardinals will take over on Minnesota's 27-yard line.
2:40 PM - Bradford is hit as he throws as it's ruled an incomplete pass. Arizona returned the ball to the 1-yard line and thought it was a fumble and challenged the play. The ruling on the field stood as Minnesota kept the ball.
2:30 PM - The Vikings defense continues their strong second half as Minnesota forces another punt. The Vikings will take over on their own 16-yard line.
2:26 PM - The Vikings lead 30-17 as we head to the fourth quarter. Minnesota has two touchdowns on offense and one each on defense and special teams. The Vikings are looking to snap a four-game losing skid.
2:22 PM -The Vikings drive in field goal range after big catches by Cordarrelle Patterson and Stefon Diggs before Kai Forbath hits a 27-yard field goal, his first as a Viking. Minnesota leads 30-17 late in the third quarter.
2:13 PM -Xavier Rhodes corrals a diving interception on Palmer as he records his first multi-interception game of his career. The Vikings will take over on their own 16-yard line.
2:11 PM - The Vikings can get a drive going on offense as Minnesota is forced to punt. Arizona will start at its own 31-yard line after Locke's punt.
2:05 PM - Minnesota's defense holds strong as Brian Robison sacks Palmer on third down. The Vikings will take over on their own 29-yard line.
2:02 PM - The Vikings go for it on fourth-and-3 on Arizona's 38-yard line but can't convert. The Cardinals will take over at the same spot.
1:55 PM - Minnesota forces a quick three-and-out as the Vikings will take over on their own 24-yard line early in the third quarter.
1:44 PM - The Vikings start the second half off the right way.
Cordarrelle Patterson returns the opening kickoff of the second half 104 yards for a touchdown. Forth adds the extra point as Minnesota leads 27-17. That's Patterson's fifth career kickoff return for a score.
1:30 PM - The Vikings lead 20-17 at the half. Arizona has 263 total yards while Minnesota has 109. The Vikings will get the ball to start the second half.
1:27 PM - Arizona responds with a 29-yard touchdown pass on a seven-play, 75-yard scoring drive. Minnesota leads 20-17 with 50 seconds left in the second quarter.
1:21 PM - The Vikings leads 20-10 at the 2-minute warning. Rhodes has a 100-yard interception return while Matt Asiata and Adam Thielen have scores on offense.
1:14 PM - Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes with a game-changing play as he picks off Carson Palmer and goes 100 yards for a touchdown. That's the longest interception return for a score in Vikings franchise history. Minnesota leads 20-10 with just over three minutes left in the second quarter.
1:02 PM - The Vikings take back the lead on a 2-yard touchdown run by Matt Asiata. Froth's extra point is blocked as Minnesota leads 13-10. Cordarrelle Patterson had a 30-yard catch on third-and-1 before the Vikings used a trick play to draw a pass interference call that put them at the 2-yard line. There is 6:45 left in the second quarter.
12:50 PM - Arizona uses a strong ground game to get in field goal range before the Cardinals make a 34-yard attempt. The Vikings trail 10-7 with just over 10 minutes left in the second quarter.
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12:40 PM - The Vikings and Cardinals are tied at 7 at the end of the first quarter. Arizona has outgained Minnesota 111-64 through 15 minutes. Adam Thielen had a 16-yard touchdown catch for the Vikings.
12:29 PM - Arizona responds with a 75-yard scoring drive to tie the game at 7-7. Cardinals running back David Johnson scored on a 1-yard touchdown run.
12:15 PM - Minnesota strikes first as Adam Thielen hauls in an acrobatic 16-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Sam Bradford. Kai Forbath's extra point makes it 7-0. Minnesota went 44 yards in five plays on its opening drive.
12:07 PM - The Vikings defense forces a quick three-and-out before Marcus Sherels gains 33 yards on a punt return. Minnesota starts at Arizona's 44-yard line.
12:02 PM -Chad Greenway, Kyle Rudolph, Justin Trattou, Brian Robison and Everson Griffen are Minnesota's captains today. The Vikings win the toss and defer. Patti, Vanessa and Zachary Green, family members of late Vikings Head Coach Dennis Green, were honorary captains.
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10:30 AM - * *Captain Munnerlyn and Eric Kendricks are both listed as "active" for today's game against the Cardinals.
Munnerlyn last week missed his first matchup, ending his streak of 72 straight games, because of an ankle injury. Kendricks left the game at Washington early after suffering a hip injury.
So far this season, Kendricks has recorded 59 tackles (42 solo), eight passes broken up, two tackles for loss and an interception that he returned 77 yards for a touchdown in Week 1. As a rookie in 2015, Kendricks had six tackles in Minnesota's 23-20 loss at Arizona.
Munnerlyn has recorded 31 tackles (22 solo), two passes broken up and two tackles for loss over eight games played.
Munnerlyn told Twin Cities media members Thursday that it was extremely frustrating to miss a game and said it was his goal to be back in the lineup today.
"It kind of hurt not being out there. I wasn't able to travel with the team and do different things with the guys," Munnerlyn said. "But at the same time, I can't control injuries. I try to go out there and play fast and physical but I had to miss a game. Hopefully I'm back this week and flying around and making plays."
In five career games against the Cardinals, Munnerlyn has 26 tackles.
Terence Newman stepped in for Munnerlyn at the nickel back position against the Redskins, and Munnerlyn's return will allow Newman to slide back to the outside corner position. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes is also active after being in concussion protocol during the week.
Players inactive for the Vikings are: quarterback Taylor Heinicke, wide receiver Jarius Wright, linebacker Edmond Robinson, guard Zac Kerin, tackle Rashod Hill, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and tight end David Morgan.
With three games over the next 12 days, the fate of the 2016 Vikings could come down to these next free NFC matchups, starting today against the Arizona Cardinals at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Vikings are expected to be as healthy as they've been for a few weeks now. CB Captain Munnerlyn, who missed last week's game with an ankle injury, practiced in full on Friday and expressed optimism that he'll return to the line. The same can be said for LB Eric Kendricks, who hurt his hip vs. the Redskins but practiced on Friday.
Head Coach Mike Zimmer said that CB Xavier Rhodes is out of the concussion protocol after suffering a head injury vs. Washington, and he should be ready to go today. And after missing the Redskins game due to an ankle injury, Marcus Sherels practiced fully all three days and should also be ready to roll today.
For the Cardinals, S Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) is a game-time decision according to Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians, though on Sunday morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that it's unlikely that Mathieu will play. UPDATE: Mathieu is out according to Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians.
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Arizona is coming off a 23-20 win over the 49ers thanks in large part to Carson Palmer throwing for 376 yards. That came on the heels of a 363-yard effort in their loss to Carolina, a game they trailed by a lot early, but it's clear their passing game is heating up. On the ground, David Johnson has emerged as one of the league's top backs, but has just 79 yards on the ground the last two weeks. The loss of LT Jared Veldheer to a season-ending triceps injury has coincided with Johnson's decline in production, so hopefully that can continue today.
The Vikings of course are no strangers to offensive line issues, and will trot out another new-look group today after Jake Long was put out of commission last Sunday with an Achilles injury. Regardless of who starts today, the Vikings face a stiff test against an Arizona defense that ranks second in total defense and has given up just 17.8 points per game.
With both defenses being so strong, the game could very well come down to the kicking game, with all eyes being on new Vikings K Kai Forbath, who was signed on Wednesday to replace Blair Walsh.
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