NFL Scores, Week 5: Adrian Peterson Leads Vikings To 34-10 Win Over Cardinals

MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 19: Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings in action during the game against of the Miami Dolphins on September 19 2010 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis Minnesota. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson ran over, around, and through the Cardinals, helping Minnesota score its first victory of the 2011 NFL season.

Vikings fans crying for more carries for Adrian Peterson finally got their wish. Perhaps consequently, the Vikings got their first win of the 2011 NFL season, too: Minnesota built a big lead and cruised to a 34-10 win over the Cardinals.

Peterson was the main implement for the Minnesota offense, running 29 times for 122 yards and three touchdowns, but his three touchdowns and Donovan McNabb's touchdown run in the first quarter gave the Vikings a 28-0 lead entering the second frame and made subsequent action perfunctory.

Kevin Kolb and Richard Bartel combined for three interceptions for the Cardinals, who gained under four yards per play against a stout Minnesota defense. Beanie Wells scored Arizona's lone touchdown, but rushed for just 60 yards.

With the win, the Vikings improve to 1-4 in 2011; the Cardinals are now 1-4 on the season with the loss.

For more on the Vikings, head to SB Nation's Daily Norseman; for more on the Cardinals, head to Revenge of the Birds. For Week 5 NFL scores and news and Week 5 NFL video highlights, visit our comprehensive StoryStreams.

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