Vikings Stats Of The Week

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 23, 2010 – 2:14 pm

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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25 Responses to “Vikings Stats Of The Week”

  1. By rocksalt on Oct 23, 2010 | Reply

    feel good stats…..

  2. By Have Faith on Oct 23, 2010 | Reply

    Alright, these are some good looking stats. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… on paper we’re the best football team in the league. Let’s start revving up and get after the Fudge-Packers. Hold back Clay Matthews, establish AP, make some passing plays over the middle, pressure Rodgers, maybe a play or two on special teams. This game is ours if we play for it.

  3. By xvike on Oct 23, 2010 | Reply

    I’m not saying clay matthews is bad or anything but the reason why he has so many sacks so far this year is because he comes from the blind side where no one sees or picks him up. On many of his sacks he had a clear path straight to the qb. I remember watching the redskins vs packers game and the redskins did a pretty good job of holding off matthews and held him to only 1.5 sacks. If vikings can pick him up like that, then he shouldn’t be too much of a problem. The vikings dline, especially Allen, needs to start getting some sacks though. Maybe they can get 5-6 sacks on rodgers this game.

  4. By chaos on Oct 23, 2010 | Reply

    Maybe we can get 5-6 sacks? come on. maybe Allen can get 5-6 sacks by himself and vikes get a total of 13 {current nfl record is 12}

  5. By TWVIKE on Oct 23, 2010 | Reply

    chaos- Who backs up Rodgers? He had better start warming up!!!

  6. By rocksalt on Oct 23, 2010 | Reply

    These stats are misleading, to say the least………we are next to last in sacks this year ,and I am sure\ if there were stats for pressuring the qb we would be at the bottom……..So where does that leave us?
    In a state of disarray to be sure………

  7. By rocksalt on Oct 23, 2010 | Reply

    In the spirit of the Wendy’s fast food comercials of the 70′s…….SHOW ME THE BEEF!…….WHERE’S THE BEEF?????
    That is my response to this team so far……….

  8. By David on Oct 23, 2010 | Reply

    and sit by Detroit in the corner.

  9. By Itsnowornever on Oct 23, 2010 | Reply

    Vikes don’t get to the qb because they usually only rush 4 and teams can get tight ends and running backs for help so allen doesn’t get to the qb. If we can blitz effectively we would get more sacks. Too bad we are not a blitzing team the funny thing is we are also predictable on defense.

  10. By Stoney on Oct 23, 2010 | Reply

    Here’s a stat, the vikes as a team have not given 100% in one game yet this season. If they decide to play sun. night and beat the pack, we are back in the mix. Last season we had heart, what happened?

  11. By xvike on Oct 24, 2010 | Reply

    Chaos, and you seriously think that GB is going to let jared allen own them again like he did last year? Im just being realistic here. The vikings don’t even have 10 sacks yet this year which is disappointing. How are they going to magically get 13 in one game? They would b lucky to get 3 in one game which they haven’t gotten yet in one game so far this year.

  12. By sigg07 on Oct 24, 2010 | Reply

    These stats are nice . If the San francisco giants beat the philliys oh thats right they did so can the vikes beat Gb and rule the north . THey can can starty theiur own Destiny.

  13. By VikingsDx3 on Oct 24, 2010 | Reply

    xvike – Allow me to be realistic. The Packers haven’t beaten the Vikings in over 2 years. Not to mention all the guys GB has on their IR list doesn’t help. Also Clay Matthews IS the GB defense. If he plays a limited game, you can bet their D will take a SEAT.

  14. By rocksalt on Oct 24, 2010 | Reply

    Here is a troubling stat: The Vikes are worst in the league at stopping opposing offenses on 3rd and short yardage situations.
    The good news: Packers are worst in the league at converting on 3rd and short……

  15. By Frederick Jones on Oct 24, 2010 | Reply

    It was fun to read all the opinions about Tavaris Jackson.

    Some seem to think he’s good, but can’t be great. I definitely think he can be great. All you have to do is read the biographies of Unitas, Starr, Warner, and Favre to know there are plenty of people who are going to be down on you.

    All four of those guys struggled in their early years. Bud Grant made the statement that QBs get better with age.

  16. By Frederick Jones on Oct 24, 2010 | Reply

    What’s your opinion on the 18 game schedule?

  17. By Stoney on Oct 24, 2010 | Reply

    Frederick, if you wach TJ you can see he does not have “IT”. I think 18 games is too much

  18. By David on Oct 24, 2010 | Reply

    A lot of people say what and who they think you are–lots of naysayers. I have not seen much out of TJ that gives me confidence in having him replace Favre.
    But Fredrick Jones is speaking wisely– in fact, there are so many successful people in all careers and fields who were dismissed by the “experts.” IT happens all the time– the greatest achievers are often thrown out by the world– the world only sees with its senses– it does not see reality of the seeds of greatness. TJ has enough raw material and seems to have a good attitude– with the right work and time, he could become very good. Who do men say you are? Who do you say you are?

  19. By rocksalt on Oct 24, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s assume you are correct in that TJ has still to showcase his full potential. That if just given the opportunity, he COULD be IT. This is indeed honorable, and I share with you that hopefulness. I do hope that someday TJ will become the successful QB we all would love to see.
    The sad reality of this game is that players must produce NOW. Coaches must position their teams to win NOW.
    TJ has had what, 5 years tolearn and be an apprentice. He has unfortunately, not been able to realize his potential in that time.
    How many other current teams have 5 year QB projects? Mark Sanchez, Ben Rothlisberger, Matt Stafford, Joe Flacco, etc all stepped in and produced for their respective teams.
    Right or wrong, that is the reality of the game. Produce NOW.

  20. By TWVIKE on Oct 24, 2010 | Reply

    rocksalt-David- T. Jack is a Vick type player, strong arm and good mobility. The problem is Bone-Head Brad(sorry David) has him staying in the pocket and to me he looks uncomfortable. Do not change him, let him use his God given abilities. Let him take off and get us that 1st down. When he came to the team, we knew how he played. I still say we have to go with Favre, but why dont we get TJ & Webb in on some wild-cat plays? Boring Brad it is time to get original and creative. After all we are 2-3.

  21. By rocksalt on Oct 24, 2010 | Reply

    Good points TWVIKE…..I actually think TJ could be useful in certain situations………Webb, too.

  22. By David on Oct 24, 2010 | Reply

    Too bad we don’t have the record and overall offensive production to allow Favre to take the second half off every game and keep him in pristine shape for later on– Yes, I think we all agree on TJ– like I said, I would not feel confident about having him replace Favre– I did say that, Rocksalt– so we are in agreement.
    Anyway, I have my Louisiana hot sauce and am ready to make some wings and watch the Vikes get within a game of the title- amazing, how two weeks change everything– Thank you Redskins.

  23. By TWVIKE on Oct 24, 2010 | Reply

    I have once again just returned from the Packer blog, there is no action what so ever. They are scared and afraid. We will not here anything from the spineless candy-a$$es, unless by some miracle they win. Packer fans play the lotto, your chances are better. You guys are truly weak!!!!!!!!

  24. By vikingpat on Oct 24, 2010 | Reply

    At what point do we pull Farve ?He is killing are season …Put Webb in start over

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