Derek Anderson to start for Cardinals against Vikings
When the Arizona Cardinals take the field this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, Derek Anderson will be under center for the Cardinals. The Arizona Cardinals have struggled mightily this season with the departure of veteran QB Kurt Warner, and currently rank in the bottom third of the league statistically on both sides of the ball.
Derek Anderson was named the starter for the Arizona Cardinals heading into the 2010 season, but as the season progressed, Anderson was eventually replaced by undrafted rookie free agent Max Hall. Hall led the Cardinals on a home victory over the New Orleans Saints, then lost two games, a dismal outing against the Seattle Seahawks and then a home loss last week against the upstart Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
As the team heads into week 9 of the regular season, the combined play from the Cardinals quarterback position has resulted in five touchdowns, 12 interceptions, 167 yards passing per game and a passer rating of 55.7.
There is no question that the Minnesota Vikings find themselves in a tough position currently with a 2-5 record, and if the Vikings have any aspirations of climbing out of the cellar and competing for any sort of playoff berth, this home game is a must win for Minnesota. Arizona may have a better overall record, but the Vikings are a much better team on the field.