Gameday preview: Arizona at Vikings

  • Updated: August 15, 2014 - 8:57 PM

Game 2: 7:30 p.m. today • TCF Bank Stadium

TV: Ch. 11 (100.3-FM, 1130-AM)

about the vikings (1-0)

RB Adrian Peterson will not play again after also sitting out last week’s 10-6 victory over Oakland. He hasn’t touched the ball in preseason since 2011. … Matt Cassel gets the start at QB, with rookie Teddy Bridgewater expected to see a lot of action in relief. … LB Jasper Brinkley and TE Kory Sperry played for the Cardinals last season. … Coach Mike Zimmer wants to find a safety to start opposite Harrison Smith. With Blanton out, the four he’s auditioning are Chris Crocker, Andrew Sendejo, Jamarca Sanford and rookie Antone Exum. … CB Josh Robinson (hamstring) and S Robert Blanton (hamstring) are out; LB Dom DeCicco (hip) had surgery Thursday; NT Linval Joseph will miss the rest of preseason because of a gunshot wound in his leg; and TE Chase Ford (foot) has not practiced during the week.

about the cardinals (1-0)

Arizona beat Houston 32-0 last week. … The Cardinals were 10-6 last year, winning seven of their final nine games under first-year coach Bruce Arians. … LB John Abraham, the NFL active sacks leader (133½), reported to camp this week after spending time in rehab following a drunken-driving arrest. … Arizona also signed ex-Vikings LB Desmond Bishop this week. … Carson Palmer is the veteran QB, with Drew Stanton, Ryan Lindley and Logan Thomas battling for a backup spot. … WR Larry Fitzgerald Jr., a Minneapolis native, had an informal camp at TCF Bank Stadium this summer and several teammates, including Stanton, Lindley and another Minneapolis native, Michael Floyd, participated. … Ex-Viking John Carlson is listed as the Cardinals’ starting TE. … Arizona had the NFL’s top-ranked rushing defense last year. … All-Pro Patrick Peterson is joined by free-agent signing Antonio Cromartie at CB. … Rookie WR John Brown has been a camp standout.

CHRIS MILLER

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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pmX10-6
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pmX19-3
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis NoonX34-6
Sep 14 - vs. New England NoonX30-7
Sep 21 - at New Orleans NoonX20-9
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pmX41-28
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pmX42-10
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit NoonX17-3
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo NoonX17-16
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay NoonX19-13 ot
Nov 2 - vs. Washington NoonX29-26
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago NoonX21-13
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay NoonX24-21
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina NoonX31-13
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets NoonX30-24 ot
Dec 14 - at Detroit 3:25 pmX16-14
Dec 21 - at Miami NoonX37-35
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago NoonX13-9

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