Vikings Explode for Non-Offensive Touchdowns of 104 and 100 Yards

Bryan Brandom
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Going into Week 11, the Minnesota Vikings were suffering from an offensive malaise.

After starting the season 5-0, they entered their matchup with the Arizona Cardinals on a four-game losing streak, averaging just 13 points per game.

On Sunday, the Vikings overshadowed that mantel—on the strength of two gigantic non-offensive plays of 100 yards or more.

First, cornerback Xavier Rhodes picked Carson Palmer off in the red zone, taking it the distance to give Minnesota the lead.

Under four minutes of game time later, receiver Cordarrelle Patterson fielded a kick four yards into the end zone and, well, you've figured it out by now:

Midway through the third quarter, the Vikings special teams and defense has outscored their offense, but I think they'll take it so long as they hold on to their 27-17 lead.

UPDATE:

Minnesota held on to win 30-24. They're 6-4 and the Cardinals are 4-5.

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