Brandon Carr had two bad plays in a five-play span that led to a Vikings’ field goal in the first quarter. The cornerback had a 5-yard defensive holding penalty on Charles Johnson on a third-down play and then gave up a 39-yard reception to Mike Wallace.
“I don’t let too many things get to me anymore,” Carr said. “It’s just all in the flow of the game. They’re going to make some plays on us, but you really stand test if you can bounce back and come back and make your own plays and change the tide so to speak.”
Carr did just that. He intercepted a Shaun Hill pass intended for Stefon Diggs, taking the ball away from the receiver.
“In this league, you’ve got to take them away,” Carr said. “They’re not going to give them to you, so you’ve got and get them. The quarterback hung it up there for us and just either I’ll come down with it or nobody comes down with it.”
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Carr ended the game with three tackles, an interception and two pass breakups. It was his first game action since Carr broke a bone in his right hand, requiring surgery.
“I had a little padding on the hand, try to keep it light, try to keep it comfortable,” Carr said. “But the hand felt pretty good today. I’m just still in the process of getting it back to full strength, but today was a good start.”