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Vikings Feeling At Home On The Road

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 12, 2009 – 12:09 pm

The Vikings next game will be played at home inside Mall of America Field at the HHH Metrodome and later in the season the Vikings will play 4 of 5 games in friendly confines. Considering the Vikings have won 65 of 94 regular season and postseason home games dating back to the beginning of 1998, playing at home should be a welcome advantage after playing 5 of the first 8 games on the road.

But with their 38-10 win at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, the Vikings have now won all 3 road games this year and they’ve won 6 consecutive road games dating back to last season. The team record for consecutive road games in 7, set from December of 1970 to November of 1971 and then duplicated from September of 1973 to November of 1974.

If the Vikings are to tie that mark once again, they’ll definitely have to earn it. The next road game for Minnesota is in Pittsburgh, and it will mark the franchise’s 1,000th game. Pittsburgh, like the Vikings, enjoys a distinct home-field advantage on a regular basis.

And if the Vikings can weather the storm in Pittsburgh, they’ll have a shot to break the franchise’s all-time record for consecutive road wins in a place that would be quite appropriate – Lambeau Field. The Vikings and Green Bay Packers will play in Green Bay on Sunday, November 1. That game will be the last time the Vikings play on the road until Week 13, when they play at Arizona (12/6).

By the way, the Vikings victory over St. Louis on Sunday marked the franchise’s 400th career victory. They became the 15th NFL franchise to accomplish that feat.


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