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How and what to watch for Cardinals vs. Vikings in Week 8 of the 2022 NFL season

The Cardinals and Vikings face off in Week 8 of the 2022 NFL season. We break down how to watch the game.

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The Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings will face off against one another on Sunday, October 30th from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The game will get started at 1:00 p.m. ET and will air on FOX.

Who is playing?

The Cardinals (3-4) avoided a three-game losing streak last Thursday night when they knocked off the New Orleans Saints 42-34 at home. Arizona was actually outgained 494-326 but took advantage of three Andy Dalton interceptions in DeAndre Hopkins’ first game since returning from a suspension.

The Vikings (5-1) are coming out of the bye and will look for their fifth consecutive game. All of those victories came by a single possession as Minnesota has been able to hold strong in tight matchups. The Vikings went into the off week in a 24-16 win over the Miami Dolphins, which were without starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, and Justin Jefferson went for 107 receiving yards.

What are playoff picture/draft order implications?

Both teams should be thinking postseason at this point especially for the Vikings, which have a golden opportunity to take advantage of what appears to be a down year for the Green Bay Packers. If things play out the way oddsmakers expect in Week 8, Minnesota would move into a 3.5-game lead for the top spot in the NFC North. The Cardinals are fortunate in being in a very winnable division as the Seattle Seahawks are the only team above .500 at just 4-3 in the NFC West.

Game pick — Cardinals to win

The Vikings won’t have as much of a rest advantage coming out of the bye week considering the Cardinals played in the Thursday night game in Week 7. Hopkins adds a significant weapon for Kyler Murray to throw to, and Minnesota could be feeling a bit too good with itself even though it was a few plays away from losing games during this winning streak.

Cardinals vs. Vikings TV info

Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
TV channel: Fox
Live stream link: Fox Live, Sunday Ticket
Broadcast map:

Cardinals vs. Vikings odds and predictions

Point spread: Vikings -3.5
Total: 49 (over priced at -110, under priced at -110)
Moneyline: Vikings -190, Cardinals +160

Betting splits: Info on spread splits from (add this Saturday night)

Cardinals vs. Vikings statistics


Points per game: 22.3, 15th
Passing yards per game: 221.3, 17th
Rushing yards per game: 121.9, 13th

Points allowed per game: 25.1, 27th
Passing yards allowed per game: 258.6, 25th
Rushing yards allowed per game: 101.1, 7th


Points per game: 23.2, 13th
Passing yards per game: 242, 10th
Rushing yards per game: 97.8, 25th

Points allowed per game: 19.7, 12th
Passing yards allowed per game: 272, 28th
Rushing yards allowed per game: 112.5, 14th

Cardinals vs. Vikings injury report


Out: RB James Conner (ribs), G Max Garcia (shoulder), LB Dennis Gardeck (ankle), C Rodney Hudson (knee), CB Christian Matthew (hamstring)
Doubtful: None
Questionable: T D.J. Humphries (back), CB Byron Murphy (back), K Matt Prater (right hip), RB Darrel Williams (knee)


Out: DE Jonathan Bullard (illness)
Doubtful: None
Questionable: None