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Cardinals take halftime lead on Matt Prater 62-yard field goal

Justin Fields was unexpectedly thrown into his first extended NFL action after an injury to Andy Dalton, and while he did enough to get the Bears past the Bengals, he saw plenty of room for improvement.

The Vikings and Cardinals played a wild first half of football, and it ended with a tremendous boot by Matt Prater.

Prater, the kicker in his first year in Arizona, hit a 62-yard field goal as the second quarter expired.

It was the latest in a long line of long field goals by Prater, who owns the NFL record for the longest field goal ever, a 64-yarder he kicked in Denver in 2013. Prater is also the NFL’s career record holder in 50-yard field goals.

Kirk Cousins threw three first-half touchdown passes for the Vikings, while Kyler Murray threw two for the Cardinals and also ran for a touchdown. Each team has a field goal, but the Vikings missed an extra point and the Cardinals lead 24-23.