A few statistical nuggets to chew on while we wait for Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress to speak with reporters following today’s practice. Childress will address his contract extension with reporters after practice and he’ll also be asked about an injury update.
Thanks to the Vikings talented PR staff for some of the stats…
– RB Adrian Peterson needs just 44 rushing yards to break into the top 10 for the most rushing yards in the first 3 NFL seasons. Peterson, who currently has 4,018 rushing yards, trails Eddie George’s 4,061 for 10th.
– Also, Peterson needs just 83 yards to reach 1,000 for the 2009 season. If he does, it will be the 9th consecutive season G Steve Hutchinson has blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher.
– Even though WR Sidney Rice has 750 more receiving yards than FB/TE Jeff Dugan, they have the same amount of TD receptions (2).
– If the Vikings win, it will be the team’s 18th win in the last 22 regular season games and it will mark the team’s first 9-1 start since 1998.
– With the win last week against Detroit, Childress now has a 13-9 record against the NFC North since taking over as head coach in 2006. He’s led the Vikings to 7 consecutive wins against the division.
– If the Vikings do not allow a Seahawks running back to reach 100 rushing yards, it will be the 33rd consecutive game the team hasn’t given up 100 yards rushing to an individual. The Vikings current streak of 32 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).
– With a passer rating of 100+, QB Brett Favre will collect his 101st career game with a 100+ passer rating. Favre’s teams are 92-8 in his 100 career games with a 100+ rating.
Tags: Adrian Peterson, Steve Hutchinson
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