With their win over the Giants at Mall of America Field on Sunday afternoon, the Vikings put the finishing touches on a perfect home record for 2009, going 8-0 at home for just the 3rd time in franchise history.
More important, though, than adding to that record is the fact that Sunday’s win combined with the Philadelphia Eagles loss gave the Vikings the NFC’s #2 seed and guaranteed the Vikings games inside domes for as long as they remain in the playoffs.
The only time the Vikings will play on the road the rest of the way is if the matchup with the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game. The Saints, of course, play in the Louisiana Superdome.
Much has been made about the Vikings struggles recently in games played outdoors/on grass surfaces. From this point forward, until they reach the Super Bowl, the Vikings will be playing on fast, artificial surfaces under fixed roofs.
Counting home and road games, the Vikings record over the past 2 seasons while playing on artificial surfaces and under fixed roofs is 18-3.
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