The Minnesota Vikings (6-4) ended their four game losing streak by defeating the Arizona Cardinals (4-5-1) 30-24 this afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. 

Xavier Rhodes had a 100 yard interception return for a Vikings touchdown, and Cordarrelle Patterson returned the second half opening kickoff 104 yards for another Minnesota TD.


Sam Bradford completed 20 of 28 for 169 yards and one touchdown -- to Adam Thielen who was the leading Minnesota receiver with five catches for 65 yards. Jerick McKinnon had 16 rushes for 44 yards.

Elsewhere in the NFC North the Lions kept pace with the Vikes by beating Jacksonville 26-19, while the Bears were busy losing to the Giants 22-16. The Packers face the Redskins tonight on Sunday Night Football.

NFC North Standings

  1. Detroit Lions  (6-4)
  2. Minnesota Vikings  (6-4)
  3. Green Bay Packers (4-5)
  4. Chicago Bears  (2-8)

This Thursday the Vikings face the Lions in Detroit for a little Thanksgiving Day football at 11:30 AM.

Skol Vikings!