Vikings at Cardinals

Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals, Sept. 19, 2021

Minnesota will play in the desert for the first time since December 2015 and ninth overall time since the Cardinals moved from St. Louis. The Week 2 contest will mark the first time Vikings CB Patrick Peterson plays against his former team.

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History: Minnesota Vikings vs Arizona Cardinals

  • All-Time Record: The Vikings are 17-11 against the Cardinals, including 2-0 in playoff games. Minnesota is 6-7 as the visiting team.
  • Series Notes: The Vikings have won five of the past six games against the Cardinals.
  • Current Streak: Minnesota has won the past two meetings with Arizona, dating back to November 2016.
  • Last time in Arizona (2015): The Cardinals narrowly defeated the Vikings 23-20.

Facts to Know

Arizona Cardinals

  • After going 5-10-1 in his first season at the helm in Arizona, Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury led the Cardinals to an 8-8 record and third-place finish in the NFC West.
  • WR DeAndre Hopkins ranked third in the NFL with 1,407 receiving yards in his first season with the Cardinals.
  • 2019 No. 1 overall pick QB Kyler Murray finished the season 375-of-558 passing for 3,971 yards.

Minnesota Vikings

  • QB Kirk Cousins finished last season 340-of-516 passing for 35 touchdowns and 13 interceptions with a passer rating of 105.0.
  • The Vikings signed CB Patrick Peterson during free agency after he spent the first 10 seasons of his career in Arizona.
  • LB Eric Kendricks will try to lead the Vikings in tackles for the sixth time in seven seasons. His streak ended in 2020 when he missed the final five games of the season.

Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the Cardinals.