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.
— NFL (@NFL) November 20, 2016
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:
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 20, 2016
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.
Minnesota held on to win 30-24. They're 6-4 and the Cardinals are 4-5.