Vik­ings top Cards, snap 4-game slide

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Xavier Rhodes re­turned one of his two in­ter­cep­tions 100 yards for a TD and Cor­dar­relle Pat­ter­son took the sec­ond-half kick­off 104 yards for a score in the Vik­ings’ 30-24 vic­tory over the Car­di­nals on Sun­day in Minneapolis.

The vic­tory stopped the Vik­ings’ four-game los­ing streak.

The Vik­ings (6-4) held on to a first-place tie with the Li­ons in the NFC North, with a re­match against the Li­ons loom­ing on Thanks­giv­ing.

David John­son rushed for 103 yards and a score and tacked on 57 yards and a TD re­ceiv­ing, but the Car­di­nals (4-5-1) net­ted only 27 yards af­ter half­time. Red­skins 42, Pack­ers 24: Kirk Cousins threw for 375 yards and three TDs to lead the Red­skins over the free-fall­ing Pack­ers in Landover, Md. The Red­skins have won six of eight. The Pack­ers have lost four in a row and five of six, al­low­ing 30 or more points in all of those de­feats. Dol­phins 14, Rams 10: DeVante Parker caught a 9-yard TD pass from Ryan Tan­nehill with 36 sec­onds to play, and the Dol­phins ral­lied for two late scores for their fifth straight win. Jared Goff went 17 of 31 for 134 yards in a quiet de­but by the NFL’s No. 1 pick in the Rams’ 10th game of the sea­son. Xavier Rhodes of the Vik­ings re­turns an in­ter­cep­tion 100 yards against the Car­di­nals on Sun­day. Buc­ca­neers 19, Chiefs 17: Jameis Win­ston threw for 331 yards to help set up four FGs by Roberto Aguayo and hit TE Robert Cross for a TD with just over six min­utes left to snap the Chiefs’ five-game win­ning streak. It was the Bucs’ fifth straight win over the Chiefs since 1993. Giants 22, Bears 16: Eli Man­ning threw a go-ahead 15-yard TD pass to rookie Ster­ling Shep­ard in the third quar­ter as the Giants ral­lied for their fifth straight win. Rob­bie Gould kicked a 46-yard FG but missed two ex­tra points in gusty MetLife Sta­dium. Cow­boys 27, Ravens 17: Dak Prescott threw three TD passes, two to Dez Bryant, in the first game with Tony Romo as his backup, and the Cow­boys set a fran­chise sea­son record with their ninth straight win. Steel­ers 24, Browns 9: The Steel­ers recorded eight sacks and snapped a four-game los­ing streak while keep­ing the Browns win­less. Three NFL teams pre­vi­ously went 0-11 be­fore win­ning a game, while seven had even worse starts. Bills 16, Ben­gals 12: LeSean McCoy ran 7 yards for a TDbe­fore suf­fer­ing a thumb in­jury for the Bills, who snapped a three-game los­ing streak be­fore head­ing into their off week. Sea­hawks 25, Ea­gles 15: Rus­sell Wil­son threw for 272 yards and a TD and caught a 15-yard TD pass from Doug Bald­win to be­come the first QB in Sea­hawks his­tory to catch a touch­down. Colts 24, Ti­tans 17: An­drew Luck led the Colts to a big early lead, and the de­fense held on in the sec­ond half. The Colts evened their record by win­ning back-to-back games for the first time this sea­son. Li­ons 26, Jaguars 19: Eric Ebron had a go-ahead 1-yard TD run early in the fourth quar­ter on the first carry of his ca­reer. Pa­tri­ots 30, 49ers 17: Tom Brady threw for 280 yards and four TDs in Brady’s first road game against the 49ers team he rooted for as a boy.

ADAM BETTCHER/GETTY

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