Dwight Freeney's forced fumble in the closing seconds preserved a 23-20 win for the playoff-bound Cardinals over the Vikings at University of Phoenix Stadium. The 11-and-2 Cards clinched a playoff berth with their seventh straight win. Carson Palmer threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns to break the single-season franchise-record with 31 on the season.
Michael Floyd had five catches for 102 yards and a score, while rookie running back David Johnson had 123 total yards in the victory. Teddy Bridgewater finished 25-of-36 for 335 yards and a TD, but had the game-ending fumble. Adrian Peterson ran for 69 yards and a score, but had one of three fumbles for Minnesota, which slipped to 8-and-5. The Vikings now trail the 8-and-4 Packers in the NFC North.