LAST PLAY BY GREENWAY
Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway talked about the Vikings' final offensive play, when Teddy Bridgewater was sacked while trying to pass: "I love the aggressiveness at the end of the game. If you hand the ball off and play for the field goal, everybody's going to be [upset]. You try to be aggressive, throw the ball down field, that's the risk you take. They made a play. Congratulations to them. 8-5, we need to go 3-0. It's time for us to push. This is winning time, and we've got three more opportunities."
Vikings WR Stefon Diggs vs. Cards CB Patrick Peterson
Diggs was targeted seven times but had only two catches as Peterson lived up to his reputation and won the battle with the Vikings rookie.
PLAY OF THE GAME
The Vikings had third-and-10 from the Cardinals 31 with 13 seconds left in the game and no timeouts, trailing 23-20. Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater was looking for a receiver when he was strip-sacked by Dwight Freeney (54). Calais Campbell recovered for Arizona and the Cards knelt down on the game's final play.
"I had a clear understanding of the situation, we didn't have any timeouts, couldn't afford to get tackled inbounds."