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Flashback Friday: Vikings Comeback to Beat Cardinals 27-24 in 2010


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The Minnesota Vikings (5-4) are on a four-game losing streak and desperately need to get a win this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals (4-4-1).

The Vikings are 15-11 all-time against the Cardinals, including five wins in their last seven meetings against them.

One of those five wins came at the Metrodome in 2010.

Brett Favre went 36/47 for a career high 446 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Adrian Peterson rushed for 81 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. He also had four receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown. Percy Harvin had nine receptions for 126 yards. Bernard Berrian had nine receptions for 89 yards. Jared Allen recorded 2.5 sacks.

The Cardinals were ahead 24-10 with 4:39 remaining before the Vikings rallied for two touchdowns to force the game to overtime. They won on a 35-yard field goal by Ryan Longwell to win the game. 

The Vikings improved to 3-5 with the win. They finished the season however at 6-10 in Brett Favre's final season in purple. Head coach Brad Childress was also fired two weeks after the game. Randy Moss was also acquired during the season but was released after four games. That season involved perhaps the most drama of any Vikings season. 

Last five meetings (home teams in bold):

2015: Cardinals 23 Vikings 20

Carson Palmer went 25/35 for 310 yards and two touchdowns. David Johnson had 92 yards on 19 carries. Michael Floyd had five receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown. John Brown had four receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown.

Teddy Bridgewater went 25/36 for 335 yards and a touchdown. Adrian Peterson rushed for 69 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries. Kyle Rudolph had six receptions for 67 yards. Jarius Wright had five receptions for 51 yards.

2012: Vikings 21 Cardinals 14

Christian Ponder went 8/17 for 58 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. Adrian Peterson rushed for 153 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries. Percy Harvin had four receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown. Brian Robison had 3.5 sacks and Harrison Smith returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown. 

John Skelton went 25/36 for 262 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. LaRod Stephens-Howling rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Andre Roberts had seven receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown. Rob Housler had five receptions for 54 yards. Daryl Washington recorded two sacks.

2011: Vikings 34 Cardinals 10

Donovan McNabb went 10/21 for 169 yards. Adrian Peterson rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries. Devin Aromashodu had two receptions for 81 yards. Michael Jenkins had four receptions for 32 yards. Brian Robison and Jared Allen each had two sacks. Jamarca Sanford had two interceptions.

Kevin Kolb went 21/42 for 232 yards and two interceptions. Beanie Wells rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Early Doucet had eight receptions for 92 yards. Larry Fitzgerald had four receptions for 66 yards. 

2010: Vikings 27 Cardinals 24.

Brett Favre went 36/47 for 446 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Adrian Peterson rushed for 81 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. He also had four receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown. Percy Harvin had nine receptions for 126 yards. Bernard Berrian had nine receptions for 89 yards. Jared Allen recorded 2.5 sacks.

Derek Anderson went 15/26 for 179 yards and a touchdown. Tim Hightower rushed for 39 yards on 13 carries. Larry Fitzgerald had seven receptions for 107 yards. Joey Porter recorded two sacks.

2009: Cardinals 30 Vikings 17

Kurt Warner went 22/32 for 285 yards and three touchdowns. Tim Hightower rushed for 50 yards on six carries. Larry Fitzgerald had eight receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown. Anquan Boldin had seven receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns. Bertrand Berry recorded two sacks.

Brett Favre went 30/45 for 275 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Adrian Peterson rushed for 19 yards on 13 carries. He also had six receptions for 46 yards. Sidney Rice had seven receptions for 72 yards. Percy Harvin had six receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown.


For more from Ali, follow him on Twitter @asiddiqui15. For more Vikings news and updates, follow @spot_vikings.


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