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Sunday, November 20, the Arizona Cardinals (4-4-1) take on the Minnesota Vikings (5-4). The game will be played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. Read on for our Cardinals vs. Vikings prediction and preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its FPI rating, Minnesota wins the match-up between the two teams 60.6% of the time. The spread suggests that the contest is even.
Game Time: 1:00 p.m. E.T.
Cardinals vs. Vikings preview:
Arizona is a shadow of its former self from the last few years. The Cardinals last three games have been all over the map, starting with their tie against Seattle. Following that 6-6 tie, Arizona was dominated by a very bad Carolina Panthers team before defeating the 49ers by just a field goal last weekend. The Cardinals have a few things to figure out on both sides of the ball if they want to make the playoffs.
After starting out the season with five straight wins to start the season, the Vikings were the clear favorite in the NFC. Now, four games and four losses, later, questions loom about what is wrong with Minnesota. Former offensive coordinator Norv Turner surprisingly stepped down, citing differences of how the offense should be handled. The Vikings offense has been anemic as of late, and will need to turn things around quickly if they want a playoff spot.
The Cardinals and Vikings have played each other 26 times, with the Vikings holding a 13-11 advantage in the regular season and a 2-0 edge in the playoffs.
Cardinals vs. Vikings prediction:
Minnesota's offense has been non-existent during its four game losing streak. The Cardinals field one of the best secondaries in the NFL, which doesn't bode well for Sam Bradford and Stefon Diggs.
Cardinals will take this one.