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Cardinals Vs. Vikings 1st Quarter Update: Minnesota Leads Arizona 7-0 After 1st

The Arizona Cardinals trail the Minnesota Vikings 7-0 after one quarter of play. Adrian Peterson scored his first touchdown since week one to give Minnesota its only score of the game.

The game could have started in diaster for Arizona, as Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff over 100 yards for a touchdown, however the play was called back because of an illegal block in the back penalty.

After the Vikings were called for a holding penalty on their first offensive snap, the Cardinals defense forced a three-and-out on Minnesota's first possession.

Arizona stated on the Minnesota side of the 50 after a poor Vikings punt, however Arizona went three-and-out and punted on their first possession.

The Vikings preceded to drive 89 yards on their next drive and find the endzone on an Adrian Peterson 13-yard touchdown run. The drive was aided by a pass interference call on William Gay that set up Minnesota in the Cardinal redzone.

Arizona had a nice drive going and were inside the Minnesota 20 when John Skelton was sacked by Brian Robinson and fumbled on the play, ending the Arizona drive.