On a Saturday full of college football, you might be thirst for some NFL football. While I can’t bring you actual NFL action, I can bring you some NFL statistics.
Here are a few notable Vikings statistics coming off of last week’s win over the Dallas Cowboys…
– The Vikings have allowed just 83 first downs on the year, the lowest in the NFL.
— WR/KR Percy Harvin’s 95-yard kickoff return for a TD against Dallas was the 6th-longest in Vikings history. It was Harvin’s 3rd career return for a TD; he is the only Viking in team history to return more than 1 kickoff return for a TD and he now has TD returns of 101, 95 and 88 yards.
— With his 2 INTs against Dallas, LB E.J. Henderson became only the 10th linebacker in team history to intercept 2 passes in a game.
— K Ryan Longwell became only the 4th kicker in team history to make 100 FGs as a Viking (100). Longwell’s FG percentage of 87.0 ranks as the highest of the four.
— WR Randy Moss had 5 receptions against the Cowboys, moving him into 9th place in NFL history for the most career receptions. Moss now has 944 career catches.
— With his 73 rushing yards against the Cowboys, RB Adrian Peterson became only the 4th Vikings player to reach 5,000 rushing yards (5,037). Peterson accomplished the feat in a team-record 51 career games, which is tied for 5th in NFL history for the fewest games needed to reach 5,000 yards.
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The Vikings and Packers rivalry is obviously one that’s recognized locally, but this week it’ll be on the national stage as NBC’s weekly Sunday Night Football broadcast. There are several ways you can take in Sunday night’s Vikings-Packers game…
– As usual, we’ll have a live chat here on vikings.com during the game. We’ll launch the chat just before kickoff, so head to this page at that time to join in on the chat.
– NBC’s broadcast will be on KARE 11 locally, with Al Michaels (play-by-play) and Cris Collinsworth calling the action. Andrea Kremer will handle sideline reporting duties.
– National radio will be handled by Westwood One, with Dave Sims calling the action and James Lofting analyzing it. Hub Arkush is the sideline reporter.
– But if you’re going to follow the game on the radio, I recommend tuning in to either KFAN-AM 1130 or KTLK 100.3 FM to hear Paul Allen call the action and Pete Bercich handle the analysis. Greg Coleman is the sideline reporter. Also, Mike Mussman will anchor the pre-game show, which begins at 5:20 p.m. CT.
KFAN and KTLK serve as the flagship stations for the 72-station, 5-state Vikings Radio Network.
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