Minnesota Vikings @ Arizona Cardinals

SUNDAY, SEPT. 19, 2021 // 4:05 PM ET // STATE FARM STADIUM // REFEREE: BILL VINOVICH

 

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: FOX (4:05 PM ET): Gus Johnson, Aqib Talib, Megan Olivi (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 137 (Min.), 81 (Az.) | XM: 381 (Min.), 226 (Az.) | SXM App: 820 (Min.), 800 (Az.)

 

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Vikings lead all-time series, 15-11
STREAKS: Vikings have won 5 of past 6
LAST GAME: 10/14/18: Cardinals 17 at Vikings 27
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/10/15: Cardinals 23, Vikings 20

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS LEADERS ARIZONA CARDINALS

L 27-24 at Cincinnati (OT) LAST WEEK W 38-13 at Tennessee
Mike Zimmer: 2-1 COACH VS. OPP. Kliff Kingsbury: 0-0
24.0/27.0 PTS. FOR/AGAINST 38.0/13.0
403.0 OFFENSE 416.0
Kirk Cousins: 36-49-351-2-0-106.8 PASSING Kyler Murray: 21-32-289-4-1-121.0
Dalvin Cook: 20-61-3.1-1 RUSHING Chase Edmonds: 12-63-5.3-0
Adam Thielen: 9-92-10.2-2 RECEIVING DeAndre Hopkins: 6-83-13.8-2
366.0 DEFENSE 248.0
Michael Pierce: 2 SACKS Chandler Jones: 5 (1L)
– INTs Isaiah Simmons: 1
-1 (0/1) TAKE/GIVE +2 (3/1)
Jordan Berry: 50.3 (43.6) PUNTING (NET) Andy Lee: 48.0 (41.3)
Greg Joseph: 6 (3/3 PAT; 1/1 FG) KICKING Matt Prater: 8 (5/5 PAT; 1/2 FG

 

VIKINGS NOTES

• QB KIRK COUSINS completed 36 of 49 attempts (73.5 pct.) for 351 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 106.8 rating. Has 26 games with 300+ pass yards & 100+ rating since 2015, 3rd-most in NFL. Had 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating.

• RB DALVIN COOK totaled 104 scrimmage yards (61 rush, 43 rec.) & rush TD in Week 1. Aims for his 4th in row on road & 5th in row overall with rush TD. Since 2019, has 17 TDs (16 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 16 road games.

• WR ADAM THIELEN led team in receptions (9), rec. yards (92) & rec. TDs (2) last week, his 7th-career game with 2+ rec. TDs. Had 11 receptions for 123 yards & TD catch in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Az. with rec. TD. WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON had 5 catches for 71 yards last week. Has 5+ receptions in 4 of his past 5 on road. WR K.J. OSBORN set career highs in catches (7) & rec. yards (76) last week.

• LB ERIC KENDRICKS had 15 tackles in Week 1, most in NFL last week. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Az. with 5+ tackles. Has 5+ tackles in 23 of his past 24 on road. DE DANIELLE HUNTER had sack in Week 1. Has 5 sacks in 3 career games vs. Az. & aims for his 4th in row vs. Az. with sack. DT MICHAEL PIERCE had 1st-career 2-sack game last week. S HARRISON SMITH had sack in Week 1. Has 2 sacks & INT-TD in 3 career games vs. Az. CB PATRICK PETERSON had 91 PD & 28 INT in 10 seasons (2011-20) with Az.

 

CARDINALS NOTES

• QB KYLER MURRAY passed for 289 yards & 4 TDs vs. INT for 121 rating & had rush TD in Week 1. Is 1 of 3 QBs (JOSH ALLEN & JACK KEMP) with 4 games with 3+ TD passes & 1+ rush TD in 1st 3 career seasons. Has 11 games with both pass & rush TD since 2019, 2nd-most in NFL. Has 38 TDs (28 pass, 10 rush) in 16 career home starts.

• RB CHASE EDMONDS had 106 scrimmage yards (63 rush, 43 rec.) in Week 1, his 3rd-career game with 100+ scrimmage yards. RB JAMES CONNER had 53 rush yards in Az. debut.

• WR DEANDRE HOPKINS led team with 6 catches for 83 yards & 2 TDs in Week 1. Is 1 of 4 WRs with 10+ games (10) with 2+ rec. TDs since 2015. Had 63 receptions for 734 yards (91.8 per game) & 5 rec. TDs in 8 home games last season. Had rec. TD in only career game vs. Min. (10/9/16 w/ Hou.). WR CHRISTIAN KIRK had 5 catches for 70 yards & 2 TDs last week, his 4th-career game with 2+ rec. TDs. Had 77 rec. yards in last meeting.

• LB CHANDLER JONES had career-high five sacks & 2 FFs last week. Became 4th player (LESLIE O’NEAL & HOFers DERRICK THOMAS & REGGIE WHITE) with 3+ games with 4+ sacks since 1982. Has 4.5 sacks & 2 FFs in 3 career games vs. Min. Aims for his 3rd in row with FF & 4th in row with sack vs. Min. DE J.J. WATT has 6 sacks, FF & INT-TD in 9 career games vs. NFC North. Jones (102) & Watt (101) are only pair of active teammates each with 100+ career sacks. S BUDDA BAKER had 11 tackles & FR-TD in last meeting.