Cards tab Anderson at QB

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is turning back to Derek Anderson as his starting quarterback for Sunday's game against Minnesota.

Anderson started the first four games of the season after winning a preseason battle with Matt Leinart, then was benched in favor of rookie Max Hall. He has seen action off the bench in each of the last three games and took over for an ineffective Hall in the second half of last week's game against Tampa Bay.

The Cardinals were 2-2 in Anderson's starts and enter this week's contest with a mark of 3-4.

Anderson has completed 53.5% of his passes for 980 yards with four touchdowns and seven interceptions. He nearly rallied the Cardinals to a win over Tampa Bay last week, but threw a costly interception deep in Bucs territory in the fourth quarter of the 38-35 setback.

Hall, signed as a rookie free agent in April out of BYU, has a dismal passer rating of just 41.0. He has connected on just 50.7% of his throws for 360 yards with one touchdown and five interceptions.


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