The Minnesota Vikings were not supposed to be heading into Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals looking for their first win. The Vikings did not trade for Donovan McNabb because they just wanted to tread water. This was supposed to be a year where they took another step forward.
Instead, they've been a complete mess. The Vikings have blown leads in every game, including last week to the lowly Kansas City Chiefs. McNabb has thrown for just 680 yards. Their lone bright spot has been Adrian Peterson, and even his 376 rushing yards are a tad less than you'd really like to see.
At home agains the 1-3 Cardinals, you'd like to think this is the week the Vikings get off the schneid. The Cardinals are on a three-game losing streak, but each of the losses have been close. Last week, they were up 10 points with a little over five minutes remaining, but could not hold on.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 9, 1 PM
Location: Mall of America Field, Minneapolis, Minn.
Announcers: Chris Myers, Tim Ryan
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Cardinals: KZUA 92.1 FM
Vikings: KXMR 710 AM