But John Skelton beat out Kevin Kolb in the preseason and was named the starter... but was replaced by Kolb in their season opening win against Seattle when Skelton was...wait for it...WAIT FOR IT...injured in the fourth quarter.
But prior to his injury, Skelton had been...how would one put it...flat out terrible in the season opener, going 16-38 with 194 yards, no TD's, amd 2 picks. With Levi Brown, Beanie Wells and now Kolb out, the Cardinals offense is a mess. Their line has been a sieve, and with an untested backup this provides the Vikings defense a golden opportunity to take control of the game. The Cardinals quarterbacks have been hit hardfer than Mexican pinatas this year, and if anyone saw the Thursday night game against the Rams, you got the feeling that it was a matter of time before Kolb got knocked out with an injury.
So after a 4-2 start, the Cardinals have now lost two straight, and have now lost their starting quarterback. It feels like this is a golden opportunity for the Vikings to get back into the win column.