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Cardinals look to a end four-decade long losing streak to the Vikings


The Arizona Cardinals haven’t been great against most teams lately, but they haven’t beaten the Minnesota Vikings in over four decades. Yes, you read that right. According to NBC Sports, they haven’t won a game against the Vikings since 1977. The then-St. Louis Cardinals beat the Vikings 27-7 in November of 1977. To be fair, the next time these two teams met wasn’t until 1991. However, this losing streak has included eight regular-season losses and one playoff loss. The Cardinals would like to get a win against any team, but beating the Vikings would have some added significance.

“Fran Tarkenton was playing there then,’’ said Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who is a native of Minneapolis Minnesota. “That’s a long time. It’s time to try to get a win in Minnesota.’’

The Cardinals are coming off a big 28-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. This marked their first win of the season, as well as the first triumph of their rookie quarterback Josh Rosen. Rosen hasn’t been astounding, but he helped put some life back into the team. Facing the Vikings in Week 6 will be much more of a challenge than beating a thinning 49ers roster.

So far this year, the Cardinals have only put 65 points on the board. They’ll have to do more than that on Sunday. They sit at the bottom of the NFC West with the 49ers. Both teams are 1-4. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Rams are 5-0 at the top of the division. The Seattle Seahawks are only a game ahead, so a shocking upset against the Vikings could really start to turn this season around.