Minnesota Vikings’s winning touch that was escaped in their last season is back. Vikings beat the Cardinals 34-26 on Sunday for their fifth consecutive victory. Za’Darius Smith had three sacks to help a fired-up defense hang on against Kyler Murray.The Vikings (6-1) remained unbeaten at home in coach Kevin O’Connell’s rookie year. Dalvin Cook rushed and a high 111 yards and a touchdown, Kirk Cousins passed for two scores and ran for another.
Cousins said that , “I thought we were a really good football team last year. We just couldn’t find the inches in too many games. Why we found them now, I don’t know”. Murray passed for 326 yards and a season-high three touchdowns, he threw two second-half interceptions that proved costly for the Cardinals (3-5).In a match held in Arizona last year, Murray had three touchdowns and two interceptions in a 34-33 win. In last season , The Vikings lost eight games by eight points or fewer. Also read:- First Tesla and now Twitter under Elon Musk’s financial decay
All their five wins have been within that margin in the streak. Smith stated, “It feels good. I just hate that people still are not talking about us, but it’s OK. “We’ll continue to be the underdogs.” In Hopkin’s second game, he had 12 catches for 159 yards. Murray’s speed kept an active Vikings defense honest all game.Rondale Moore had seven receptions for 92 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown. In the third quarter,, The Cardinals went ahead 17-14 on Murray’s touchdown pass to Zach Ertz early.Then they went 31 yards in four plays for a touchdown after the Murray’s dangerous heave under pressure from his own end zone .
Patrick Peterson was so excited he turned toward the Cardinals sideline and started dancing while Smith was still on his return.Peterson said that “It’s built in us. We’re just waiting on that moment to where we can go take the ball away”, who had three passes defensed. Cousins got a lead on 34-26 that Greg Joseph failed to pad when his extra point hit the upright. Watt said on Cardinals defensive end, “We just crushed ourselves, just did too many things that we can’t do.Against a good football team, they’re going to beat you.
Murray was sacked by Za’Darius Smith at the 44 with 10 seconds remaining, with the Cardinals out of timeouts on their last drive. Harrison Phillips brought him down for a big loss on the last play to end the game.Fans received a fake mullet attached to a headband in tribute to Allen. Which was a three-time All-Pro defensive end in six seasons with the Vikings from 2008-13. Both Smith and Watt paid homage to Allen’s calf-roping celebration with their own sacks.