Did You Know?

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 11, 2009 – 11:33 am

Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress will hold his regular Wednesday press conference soon but while we’re waiting for that here’s a few interesting facts/stats (thanks to the PR department for some of these) about the Vikings heading into this week’s game against the Lions:

– The Lions are just 24th in red zone TD efficiency (47.4%) while the Vikings rank 8th at 60.6%

– The Vikings are 3-0 coming out of the bye under Childress.

– The Vikings lead the all-time series with the Lions 64-30-2, have won 11 straight against the Lions at Mall of America Field and have won more games against the Lions than against any other team in franchise history.

– If the Vikings do not allow a Lions running back to reach 100 rushing yards, it will be the 32nd consecutive game the team hasn’t given up 100 yards rushing to an individual. The Vikings current streak of 31 games is the longest active stretch in the NFL. The last player to rush for 100 yards against the Vikings was Packers RB Ryan Grant on 11/11/07 (102 yards).

– A win on Sunday would give the Vikings: a 4-0 record against the NFC North in 2009, their 8th sweep of Detroit this decade, their 15 victory against Detroit in the last 16 games and their first 8-1 start since 1998.

– QB Brett Favre currently has thrown for at least 2 TDs in 11 straight games at Mall of America Field (8 with Green Bay, 3 with Minnesota). With 2 passing TDs this week, Favre will tie the longest streak for consecutive games with multiple TD passes at one stadium. Favre (Lambeau Field, 1994-96) and Kurt Warner (Trans World Dome/Edward Jones Dome, 1999-2000) each had a
streak of 12 games, the longest in NFL history.

– Percy Harvin currently ranks 2nd in the NFL with 860 kickoff return yards (30.5 avg.) on the season. The Vikings record for the most return yards in a season is 1,345 (Buster Rhymes-1985). The team’s highest season average is 28.7 (Aundrae Allison-2007), and the record for the fewest games needed to reach 1,000 yards is 11 (Koren Robinson-2005).

– Favre will play in his 300th consecutive game, including playoffs, on Sunday.

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3 Responses to “Did You Know?”

  1. By SJ McKinley on Nov 12, 2009 | Reply

    I hope the Vikings plan something special to surprise and honor Favre at this game. Game after game he is breaking records with no press coverage and no celebration. I’ll be at this game! Go Vikings!

  2. By Dinga on Nov 12, 2009 | Reply

    Thanks Wobie for the stats, you were the first to Break (a couple of weeks ago) that Percy had over 1,000 yards of offense. No one believed me so I had to look it up. That’s great reporting. Keep up the good work

  3. By Skyler on Nov 12, 2009 | Reply

    Brett Favre for MVP!!!

    Vikings win the Super Bowl this season =)

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