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Quick Take: Vikings (8-5) at Cardinals (8-5)

Last meeting
In 2006, Minnesota QB Brad Johnson threw for 271 yards and three TDs as the Vikings defeated the Cardinals, 31-26.

The Vikings have won five of the past six games, but whoever wins Sunday will break a 9-9 stalemate. Check out the historical matchup of the last five games.

Last week
The Vikings needed a fourth-quarter rally to get past the winless Lions, 20-16 ... The Cardinals clinched their first division title in 33 years after defeating the Rams, 34-10.

Keep your eye on ...
The Warner Machine: The Cardinals have put up 28.6 points per game this season, tops in the league. Don't expect that production to stop, even though they've already secured a date to play football in January. Last week Kurt Warner completed his 347th pass of the season, a new franchise record, and he has thrown for a TD in 21 straight contests. He'll try to extend the streak against the Vikings' 20th-ranked pass defense.

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The sack master:Vikings defensive end Jared Allen was knocked out of the first half in Sunday's game against the Lions with a knee injury, but returned to action in the second half and immediately recorded a sack. With the Vikings in a fight to make the playoffs, Allen will try to find a way to put Kurt Warner on his back.

The man under center for Minnesota: Starting QB Gus Frerotte was carted off the field last week because of a twisted lower back. Tarvaris Jackson, who started two games this season before being benched in favor of the 37-year opld Frerotte, stepped in to get the win for the Vikings. Coach Brad Childress said on Monday that he isn't sure who will get the start this week, but he's got two solid options to lead the offense against Arizona's 19th-ranked pass defense.

Did you know?
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has averaged 120.1 rushing yards in his last eight games. ... RB Tim Hightower leads NFL rookies with 10 rushing TDs. ... In his last meeting vs. the Vikings, Cards safety Adrian Wilson picked up a fumble and returned it had 99 yards for a TD. ... Check out the Vikings' playoff possibilities..

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