Jackson throws 4 TDs, Vikings beat Arizona 35-14Posted: Updated:
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Tarvaris Jackson got another shot at starting quarterback, and boy did he make the most of it.
Playing in place of injured Gus Frerotte, Jackson threw for four touchdowns and the Minnesota Vikings beat NFC West champion Arizona 35-14 to stay alone atop the NFC North.
Adrian Peterson rushed for 165 yards on 28 carries, his franchise record ninth 100-yard game of the season for the Vikings (9-5), who won their fourth in a row. They can clinch the division title with another victory or loss by Chicago.
Bernard Berrian scored Minnesota's first two touchdowns -- on an 82-yard punt return and 41-yard reception -- as the Vikings led 21-0 in the first quarter and 28-0 at the half.