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October 21, 2012

Vikings' fifth win is in the sack



For the third straight year, Fitzgerald’s visit to his hometown was ruined. The Cardinals haven’t won here since 1977, when they played in St. Louis and the Vikings played outdoors.


NOTES: Peterson tied Robert Smith’s franchise record with his 29th career 100-yard rushing game. ... The 5-foot-7, 185-pound Stephens-Howling finished with 104 yards on 20 carries, the first 100-yard game for the Cardinals since last November. ... The Vikings had only two first downs outside of their two touchdown drives. ... Cardinals RG Adam Snyder suffered a bruised quadriceps in the third quarter and didn’t return. For the Vikings, TE John Carlson, their biggest free-agent signing who has only three catches for 8 yards this season, left the game with a concussion. ... Harvin returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, but Marvin Mitchell was called for an illegal block in the back to wipe it out.

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