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Some Friday Fun Facts

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 29, 2010 – 9:25 am

While we’re waiting for Friday’s practice to begin and then for head coach Brad Childress to address the media around 1:00 p.m. CT, let’s go over a few Friday Fun Facts…

– The Vikings-Patriots game will be Minnesota’s 9th consecutive road game (including playoff s) that hasn’t started at noon. The last time the Vikings played a noon road game was on 10/25/09 at Pittsburgh. Since then, the Vikings have played at Green Bay, Arizona, Carolina, Chicago, New Orleans (playoff s), New Orleans, New York and Green Bay – all of which were either night or late afternoon games.

– DE Jared Allen intercepted his 3rd career pass last week against Green Bay and his 2nd as a Viking, tying him for 3rd in team history among defensive linemen.

– QB Brett Favre started his 119th (90-29) game at Lambeau Field last week, breaking the NFL record for the most starts in a stadium. Favre was previously tied with John Elway at 118.

– WR/KR Percy Harvin scored his first career rushing TD at Lambeau last week. He became only the 5th player in team history to score 3 different ways in a season (one rush, three pass and one kickoff return), and the first since 2005.

– RB Adrian Peterson broke his own team record for most rushing yards through the first 6 games of any season (684; was 670). He is the first Vikings player to reach 600 yards 3 times after Game #6.

– DT Pat Williams is the oldest active defensive player in the NFL (turned 38 on 10/24/10).


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81 Responses to “Some Friday Fun Facts”

  1. By fire childress on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    chilly presser<<<<>>><well….um….. going up against a hall of fame coach…so i'm out coached..so we will need the players to step up a notch i guess….if we lose, we can call this a rebuilding year and throw the rest of the games for a overall 1st pick in the draft next year…hopefully this won't cause us to lose out our stadium bid and have the team move to LA…

  2. By Cor-XLVikings ! on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Mike, fun facts, and a very positive way to start the weekend buildup ! Let’s keep it that way all the way through the big win nobody gives us a shot at GO VIKES !

  3. By Cor-XLVikings ! on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Our problem is- team- execution of the game plan, execute- everyone do your job, coaches and players-and i believe we can get on the right track sunday,,, it just seems that in our losses we just come up a bit short, no one is kicking or butt.
    Let’s just get all the wheel’s on and turn it up a notch on the pats !!!!!!

  4. By Carl K on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Fun Fact – I would love to see Harvin throw for a TD this year. Lets put another notch in this kid’s belt

  5. By les on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    my wife, 3 sons and myself are fans and even bigger fans of brett……please let him start…..even if u have 2 take him back out….please let him start…..please !!!!!!!

  6. By VAvikefan on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Naw…Tarvaris needs to start. He’s been taking all of the first team reps the entire week and he’s fully healthy. He’s well rehearsed for this game whereas favre is gonna go out there in pain just trying to make plays because he hasnt practiced all week which will cause us to see those picks. I hope brad does his job..

  7. By viking joe on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    media is saying that N.E defence is afraid of farve at 70% or even at 50% and to where their defence aint afriad of T.Jack at 100% to each its own, i still say go with Farve and WEBB as back up! with his ability to run and throw and break the blitz and pass rushes.. get well sidney!!! skol viks

  8. By wispurplehead on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    I seem to be banned and just trying to see if my post will be allowed…

  9. By wispurplehead on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Ok, back on! I know I will take Brett at 30%, before that tjack-wagon. The biggest thing I want to see is our secondary step-up.

  10. By Alan on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Do it to win it.

  11. By purplehaze on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    MIKE PLEASE TELL COACH C. WE ARE ROOTING FOR THE WHOLE TEAM, IN VIKE NATION YOU LIVE AND DIE EVERY DOWN; THATS WHY IT’S SO HARD TO EXCEPT LESS THAN STERLING PERFORMANCES..

    WHY?, BECAUSE THIS IS AN ELITE TEAM ON PAPER, IT HAS TO TRANSCEND ONTO THE PLAYING FIELD STARTING NOW..

    GOOD LUCK VIKES!

  12. By GWVikes on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Just finished watching Childress’s presser..the man is an arrogant a hole. He acts as if he is blessing us with his pressense. He needs to move on. The man is a mental midget with his offensive calls.

  13. By wispurplehead on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    That “presser” that just got done(1:23pm) showed that chilly has lost it! His contempt towards the media should not be accepted by the front office. Just give him his walking papers and be done with it.

  14. By mike on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    brett favre is clearly the reason why were doing so bad, our defense had given him plenty chances to put points on the board he just turns the ball over then the d get worn out but we all should’ve expected that from favre, other then superbowl rings and appearances he holds every record as a qb the good ones and the bad ones but he also been starting for 20 years so the stats will come.

  15. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly and Bret need to move on

  16. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    And brett only has 1 super bowl ring…

  17. By wispurplehead on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    @mike…tell me you really don’t believe what you just said! You don’t think the play calling and the use of our weapons had something to do with it?? You don’t think the use of the play clock factored into anything?? The choices made in the “redzone” have not been questionable?? I am guessing that you are a fan of the game….your post sounds like a rehash of chilly’s presser after the gb game..WOW!!

  18. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    When Bret does actually retire…wonder what he’ll do for attention? We all know how he loves attention. It’s all about Brett…me, me, me, me

  19. By wispurplehead on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    @cash…so if Brett in fact adheres to your request???? JUST who is it you wish to take the snaps for the balance of this season??????
    Just curious………..

  20. By purplehaze on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    GUYS DID CHILI DOG SAY WHO THE STARTING QB WAS?

  21. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Zygi is probably wishing he had of canned Chilly after last year. And he’s probably not happy with Brett (when he ain’t throwin picks he’s textin chicks) Favre

  22. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Maybe the Vikings can call up Fran T or Joe Kapp

  23. By fire childress on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Mike W, it clearly shows you only got this job because your related to Chilly. once Chilly goes, you go

  24. By wispurplehead on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    @cash…get real…….

  25. By fire childress on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    chilly presser<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>> wel……ummmmmm…i hope this team can still win this game even though i’m completely incompetent as a head coach…maybe if i let Brett call all the plays we might have a chance to win….what can i say, i’m goodlooking and the best coach in the n.fl….what more is there?…

  26. By wispurplehead on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    @haze….his presser was a joke. His answers were snide and arrogant. He does have to understand that we fans do not get paid to follow the club.

  27. By Bruce on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Cash, if it was all bout me me me, he would have stayed down in Miississippi living the good life on his property.

  28. By VAvikefan on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    I wanna know when we will actually give tarvaris a legit chance to be our qb. we always ride til he has one bad game and then bench him. smh I think the man has improved but we dont give him chance to prove himself. And i agree, the chilly pressers are just annoying now. He acts like we dont have a right to know anything about the team. Maybe if he would start winning games we wouldnt have so many questions!

  29. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    @Bruce….20 million is what got him back

  30. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    20 million and a lot of limelight

  31. By Maggie on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    I want the vikings to WIN!! The coach should want that too, rather or not he likes the player!! The news media says we have a coach who does not know how to win. They say he wants it his way or nothing. Maybe Ziggy is just leaving him here till they move the team to LA, then he will hire a real coach.

  32. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    @Maggie….I agree, Zygi is just waiting for an excuse to move to LA…new stadium, new coach, the fans will follow….much like the Colts fans did when they moved.

  33. By Bruce on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Cash, Favre didn’t come back for money. The guy has more money than he knows what to do with. A couple of years ago the Packers offered him $20 Million just to retire and he turned it down. Favre doesn’t own yachts or houses in Europe. He doesn’t even wear expensive clothes. He spends most his money on gas for his tractors and chainsaws. Favre came back because he wanted to help his team members win a Championship. That is the ONLY reason he came back.

  34. By fire childress on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    i will not follow the team to LA. if they move, i am no longer a Vikings fan. fire Chilly now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. By fire childress on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Bruce is right. he would happily give some money back if we needed another player to meet the salery cap

  36. By wispurplehead on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    @cash….are you so naive to really think that the “fans will follow”???
    I know it won’t be our team making that move though…Jax has a lock on those LA tickets!

  37. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    If he didn’t do it for the money…why didn’t he fly back his his team mates…hmmmm…besides he needs the money now more than ever….5 million in hush money for Jenn and15 million for DeAnn

  38. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Wasn’t Zygi seen with Majic Johnson? I think he’s scoping out the situation in LA

  39. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    @wispurp….some fans will follow…maybe half…

  40. By purplehaze on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    DID CHILI DOG COMMIT TO NAMING A STARTING QB? OR IS HE WAITING TO HEAR FROM ZIGGY STARDUST?

  41. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly is indecisive….

  42. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly will need to ask Brett if he’s starting…

  43. By Bruce on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Cash, you don’t even know Favre at all. When he was with the Packers, he restructured his contract a few times for the Packers to meet the cap. NOT ONLY THAT, he is the only player in NFL history to offer part of his salary to bring in another player and help pay his salary. Guess who that player was?

  44. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Brett ain’t the only one to do that. well maybe to bring someone in. But many high paid players have re-done their contracts to keep guys. Manning, Aikman are two that come to mind.

  45. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    And you’re right….I don’t know Favre…never liked him when he was at green bay, or the jets. Waffler who needs attention. His time has passed, it’s time to move on.

  46. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Wonder how many training camps Joe Montana, Troy Aikman, Peyton manning, Terry Bradshaw, even Warren Moon…how many of those QBs skipped training camp? Jerry Rice? Did he? No….they unlike favre were Team players

  47. By fire childress on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    it all comes down to bad coaching. if we had a decent coach we would be AT LEAST 4-2 now

  48. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    I think the Vikings are only around to help other teams. Trade for walker…Dallas becomes a dynasty. Trade for Moss…you keep the patriots with good draft picks to build on an already good team. It’s time to get rid of Chilly….too many distractions.

  49. By Bruce on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Cash, YOU ARE WRONG ONCE AGAIN. RESTRUCTURING A CONTRACT IS NOT THE SAME AS PAYING ANOTHER FOR ANOTHER PLAYER’S SALARY. RESTRUCTURING MEANS MOVING THE PAYOUT DATES, BRETT ACTUALLY OFFERED TO HELP PAY ANOTHER PLAYER’S SALARY OUT OF HIS OWN MONEY WHICH IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT AND NO PLAYER HAS EVER DONE THAT. GO BACK TO THE PACKER WEBSITE WHERE YOU BELONG!

  50. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    If the Vikes had a Bill Cowher…they might be 6-0

  51. By Bruce on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    EVERYONE JUST IGNORE CASH, HE’S AN IDIOT ONLY HERE TO DISRUPT THE BOARD!

  52. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    @bruce….you are sadly mistaken if you think i’m a cheesehead fan….you must be a liberal….all that shouting to get your point across. keep the words in lower case….or as Cris says “Come On Man”

  53. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Now you’ve resorted to name calling….very adult of you. I happen to like the Vikings…and wish they could get a good coach and draft a good QB…loads of talent on both sides of the ball.

  54. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    So yeah bruce…I’m disrupting the board.

  55. By Cash on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Watch the NFL network tonight…maybe by then we’ll know who is the starting QB

  56. By jjj on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    I have read most of the comments this week – and those bashing Brett and attributing all sorts of motivations; well, I feel your frustration – but I have little patience for that sort of fair weather support.

    Are people so jaded that they don’t recognize when someone speaks with honesty and from the heart? Listen to Brett’s conferences – he wants to win – the only reason he came back.

    That drive from their own 17 yard line at the end of the game – exemplified his leadership and determination – it also suggests that they need more of that open creative style of play – and a go for it attitude in their game planning.

    Along with the rest of you,I am losing faith in the coach – it would appear it is up to the players – to stay together – and make something of the season, starting with a resolve on Sunday – to find a way to walk off the field with a win.

  57. By Bruce on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    That’s what I love about Favre. He plays with such great heart and determination. Yes, sometimes he throws a throw into tight coverage which he shouldn’t have done, but so do many other quarterbacks. The thing you can count on with Brett is that he loves the game as much as he did when he was playing for hid Dad 30 years ago and he will give you EVERYTHING he has got to give to try and help the team win.

  58. By Tony on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Favre wants to win bottom line!!! Childress wants to survive, 12 men on the field lost the NFC championship game, running out the clock at halftime of the Packer game shows complete ignorance of the game,all teams game plan the first two series of the game and look at the results we always fall behind which also shows lack of leadership with Childress. Any other coach with the talent the Wilfs had bought would not be 2-4 and now 2-5 as Belecheck will outcoach the idiot. I hope I am wrong on the last statement

  59. By jjj on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Think for a moment – what if the coach in his press conference after the game would have acknowleded the courage Brett had in finishing the game and almost taking the team to victory. “That is the courage and determination we need to rally around as a team. He could barely walk after the game yet was out there at the end of the game trying to give us a chance to win.” What words like that might have meant – think of the completly different tone it would have set for the team and for this up coming week.

    Think what if might have meant for the team morale for the rest of the season, for the respect of his players, and for us as fans, and for the respect he may have garnered from all the coaches around the league – it was a coaching momment that he lost, that he threw away…

  60. By GMan on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Childress….stop trying to ruin my life.

  61. By GMan on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Childress…I would like to challenge you to a one-on-one, knockdown, dragout, to-the-death, cage fight.
    Go back to the East Coast where you belong….Please!!!!

  62. By fire childress on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    do you hear that Mike W. nobody wants that loser Chilly here !!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  63. By moorevikes on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    fire childress: apparently the majority of fans, sports experts, and media are all wrong. mike w. is right. i guess his 38-32 overall record for 4 plus seasons just screams coaching genius. to those who say it’s a winning record well so is 9-6 but that usually doesn’t get you a championship or in the playoffs for that matter and i don’t think his losing is done this year. bottom line he is not a horrible coach but he certainly isn’t a good coach by any stretch. it all depends on personal preference though, if you like a nice dull you to sleep game plan well i suppose chilly is a genius. i mean if most fans can guess what the play is going to be (and we don’t watch hours of film) don’t you think the def has a good idea of what it is. chilly’s game plan: run, run, p-ass, punt; p-ass, p-ass, run, punt. awesome.

  64. By Dav on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Keeping quiet has cost Randy Moss US$25,000.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jiLz3tdixlCvwV7MDqK7jXPzDIjA?docId=4975831

    The NFL fined the Minnesota Vikings’ star wide receiver on Friday for failing to co-operate with the news media. Players’ contracts specify they must make themselves available to the media at specific times each week. Moss last spoke to the media on Oct. 13, then declined interviews after a win over Dallas on Oct. 17, throughout last week leading up to a loss at Green Bay, and after the defeat.

    Moss also declined to be available this week despite being in high demand because the Vikings visit New England, for whom Moss played the past three seasons.

    The Patriots traded him to Minnesota earlier this month.

    Teammate tackle Phil Loadholt was fined $20,000 for a facemask against Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews last Sunday night. Loadholt drew a 15-yard penalty.

    On Sept. 17, Loadholt was docked $10,000 for twice grabbing a Saints player’s face mask.

    Earlier this week, Minnesota coach Brad Childress was fined $35,000 for criticism of league officiating. Childress was hit “for violating long-standing league policies that prohibit public criticism of officiating and the disclosure of confidential conversations with the head of the NFL officiating department.”

    =============================================================

    [[[[[[[[We still have yet to find out about any fine that Favre may have to pay.]]]]]]]]]]]

    At this point, it does not seem Favre will face a fine.

    Dave

  65. By TWVIKE on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Friday Fun Facts is a nice change from Sundays $h!tty Stats.

  66. By fire childress on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    if we lose to New England, a fun fact would be Chilly getting run out of town

  67. By DennyDUB on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Why is everyone down on T-Jack????? Does everyone forget the good end of a season he had in 2008 before the drama came into town? Brett is done for his cinderella year last year is what he should have went out on. We would be 4 and 2 with T Jack as the QB if not better. Farve has given the ball away 14 time for 51 points and has scored 49 himself. AP has done nothing but cover up this guys complete inhability to give up a game he USED to be good at.

  68. By TWVIKE on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Densely Dumb- Drama got us to the NFC Championship last year, Bad Karma is taking us straight down the CR@PPER. If Favre cant go, just punt on 1st down.

  69. By fire childress on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    why don’t we have Longwell kick Chilly for a extra point try and see if he can kick him to Wisconsin

  70. By TWVIKE on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    I know, lets put Brad in the #4 jersey and start him against the Pats.

  71. By fire childress on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    tell Chilly to take his mask off, it’s not Halloween yet

  72. By rodney on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    CASH you sound like a big cheese head so be nice to everyone and go back to the packers page.cash have you everr had a broken bone in your foot…you should have one in your mouth shut up and go play with youself….

  73. By TWVIKE on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    rodney-The Packer pages are empty, we should start calling them the Dead-Heads not Cheese heads. As for CRASH, he is just a sexually frustrated Back-Side Packer.

  74. By SharperHorns on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    Childress and Favre have something going on between them… Favre’ll be ready for the game tomorrow, but Childress will start T-Jack anyway. I don’t know though, Favre looks a little beat up, he might need to sit a game out. If it was the lions at home I’d be all for it…

  75. By fire childress on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    one win on sunday will not do it for me. i need to see this team win at least 2 in a row to really start believing again

  76. By chaos on Oct 30, 2010 | Reply

    i dont need 2 in a row to start believing again. i need 1 solid win against a solid team {preferably a playoff contender}

  77. By fire childress on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    chilly willy willy won’t
    go home
    but you can’t cause chilly won’t
    chilly won’t go
    tried telling everyone
    but wooo noo
    chilly willy willy won’t
    go home !!!!
    chorus

  78. By fire childress on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    WTF wrote the full version of this song in the Favre For Hope Foundation Reaches Out In Minneapolis-Area. check it out !!!

  79. By fire childress on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Favre For Hope Foundation Reaches Out In Minneapolis-area blog

  80. By Halloween on Apr 12, 2011 | Reply

    I’m really glad that you’ve created your own blog and have actually posted your thoughts. I like your work and feel I can relate to what you’ve done. Many people can’t even imagine having such talent. I hope that you know how lucky you are. :) Good luck to you in all your endeavors. :)

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