Gridiron Gab Week Seven Preview – Arizona at Minnesota

A pair of 4-2 teams in the NFC will battle in Minnesota on Sunday, as the Cardinals and Vikings both look to overcome week six losses.

The Cards lost in OT to the Bills at home, while the Vikings were overwhelmed by RG3 and the Redskins on the road.

Arizona has huge questions at the QB spot, as Kevin Kolb had to leave the Bills loss due to injury, and John Skelton simply hasn’t played that well.

The Cards also are having issues keeping running backs healthy, as Beanie Wells is out at least a few more weeks if not the year, and Ryan Williams is done for 2012.

The Cards will lean on their defense to try and confuse Vikings QB Christian Ponder, who didn’t play all that well vs the Redskins a week ago. Minnesota needs a better outing from their O-line, as giving Ponder time to throw will be a key to this game vs the pass rush of the Cards.

One player the Cards need to key on is Vikings WR Percy Harvin, who has been outstanding this season for Minnesota. He’s been a playmaker every time he touches the ball, and Arizona will look to make sure he doesn’t break any big plays.

Arizona is putting up just 68 yards a game and 2.7 yards a rush. If they can’t find a way to get some yards on the ground vs the Vikings, it will be a long day for whoever lines up under center for Arizona.

This is going to be a dogfight, but the Vikings are more healthy, and at home have the clear cut edge, coming out with a huge week seven win to get to 5-2.

Minnesota 24 Arizona 13

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One Response to “Gridiron Gab Week Seven Preview – Arizona at Minnesota”

  1. Purplereign57 says:

    Defense wins ball games, plain and simple. Our D has to outplay theirs, which is going to be a challenge. The Vikings also need to put up some points IN ADDITION to Blair Walsh’s foot. Ponder needs to spread the ball around more, and not turn the damn ball over. I’ve been a die-hard Vikings fan for forty years, and I hate to say it, but he (Ponder) has a long way to go before he can make a legitimate claim to being a real NFL quarterback. I am convinced, though, that he is playing better than he did last season.