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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Xavi Hernandez Jersey . -- The Minnesota Vikings put up 30 points on the Arizona Cardinals to finally snap a four-game losing streak that had soured their season.On paper, that should be reason to celebrate for an offense that has struggled this season to sustain drives, open holes in the running game and put the ball in the end zone. But one of those touchdowns came on a 100-yard interception return by Xavier Rhodes, and another came on a 104-yard kickoff return by Cordarrelle Patterson.The Vikings followed a similar path to victory on Sunday as they did during their 5-0 start to the season, during which they got two TDs and a safety from their defense and two more TDs from special teams to inflate their scoring numbers. They know that they cant expect to sustain that kind of production over the final six games of the season, starting in Detroit on Thursday.Any time we get help from our defense or special teams, obviously, its a huge help, quarterback Sam Bradford said. And its great to have that, but as an offense, we cant rely on that. Weve got to go out there expecting for us to go out and play well and put up enough points to win.The Vikings offense did score twice in the first half against the Cardinals, but managed just three points in the second half and put up 217 yards in the game. New offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur pulled out several different trick plays to try to loosen up the defense, using some wildcat formations to get a little production out of the leagues worst running game and even going to a flea-flicker that drew a penalty and set up another touchdown.I still think theres a lot of room for improvement, Bradford said. Weve got to be better in the second half. But there were some positives, and obviously, just to get a win. I think that just does a lot for this team and does a lot for this group. Hopefully thats something we can build on going forward.Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata combined to rush for 64 yards on 21 carries. Thats not a number that jumps out, but considering they entered the game on pace to become the first team to average under 3.0 yards per carry since the Patriots in 1994, it was viewed as a step in the right direction.Coach Mike Zimmer was encouraged by the ability to convert a third-and-1 and for Asiata to pound into the end zone from two yards out after watching his team fail over and over in short yardage situations during that four-game skid.Were not going to be Eric Dickerson yet, Zimmer said. Were working on the little things.There remains a possibility that injured star Adrian Peterson could return to the field sometime in December, though he still has a long way to go in the rehab process following surgery on a torn meniscus in his right knee. Peterson has been out since Week 2 against Green Bay, but he was only averaging 1.6 yards per carry before he went down.In Petersons absence, Patterson has emerged as a playmaker that the Vikings offense sorely needs. The 2013 first-round draft choice went through a 20-game stretch from 2015 into this season where he had just four catches for 24 yards. But in the last seven games, Patterson has caught 32 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns. Those arent numbers that will make Julio Jones jealous, but its a start.Nothing is good as it seems and nothing is as bad as it seems, Zimmer said. 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A knee to the thigh might have stung him the most, but his sixth straight double-double made up for the brief burst of pain. http://www.fcbarcelonapro.com/Kids-Gerard-Pique-Jersey/ . -- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $15,570 by the NFL on Wednesday for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday.CLEVELAND -- Slumping Indians first baseman Nick Swisher received a cortisone shot in his sore left shoulder Monday and will be sidelined for Clevelands next three games. Manager Terry Francona said Swisher received the injection after an MRI taken Sunday revealed no structural damage. Francona said Swisher will be "down for a couple of days" and is not likely to play during the Indians three-game series against Kansas City. The Indians are off Thursday and Swisher could return for Fridays series opener against Minnesota. Francona said its possible Swisher could still end up on the disabled list, but "thats not our first choice." "The hope is that with maintenance moving forward we can kind of stay ahead of it," Francona said. Swishers shoulder has been bothering him for some time, and Francona said the switch-hitter made it worse with "big swings" during a weekend series against Washington. Swisher signed a four-year, $56 million contract with Cleveland in December. He recently went through an 0-for-27 slump and has just six hits in his last 55 at-bats. His average has dropped to .237. Francona doesnt know if Swishers injury affected his swing. "I dont think it helped it," he said. "Its hard to tell. Guys get banged up so much." With Swisher sidelined, Mark Reynolds moved from third base and started at first for Mondays series opener with the Royals. Sergi Roberto Jersey. John McDonald made his second straight start at third. Also, Indians closer Chris Perez will make a second rehab appearance on Tuesday before the Indians consider activating him from the disabled list. Perez has been sidelined with a strained right shoulder. Perez will pitch an inning for Double-A Akron, and as long as there are no setbacks, the two-time All-Star will be activated Friday. Perez allowed two hits and struck out one during an inning for Lake County (A) on Sunday. He wasnt happy with his command, but said he felt good after playing catch Monday. "Its getting better every day," he said. "I wish I could have come back sooner, but Ill take it." While he was out, Perez was charged with misdemeanour drug abuse after a package of marijuana was mailed to his home in suburban Rocky River. Perez has had a rocky relationship with Indians fans, but said hes not concerned about how hell be received when he returns to the mound. Francona believes Indians fans only want to see Perez close games. "I think if he gets em out, theyll cheer," he said. "Thats normally the way it is for a closer. I think baseball fans, and people in general, dont mind forgiving. 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