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Peterson, Vikings clobber Cards for first win

The winless Vikings? Not anymore. Thanks to three first-quarter touchdowns from Adrian Peterson, Minnesota picks up its first victory of the season with a 34-10 thrashing of the Arizona Cardinals.
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The winless Vikings? Not anymore. Thanks to three first-quarter touchdowns from Adrian Peterson, Minnesota picks up its first victory of the season with a 34-10 thrashing of the Arizona Cardinals.

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