Happy Thanksgiving, Vikings fans. We at vikings.com hope you are able to enjoy Thanksgiving and football with family, loved ones and/or friends today.
As a side dish to a big Thanksgiving meal, here are some fun facts about your favorite football team as they prepare to play the Washington Redskins this Sunday.
– Vikings Interim Head Coach Leslie Frazier spent 6 years as a CB in the NFL, winning Super Bowl XX as a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears. Frazier’s 1st career INT came against Tommy Kramer and the Vikings on 11/28/82, 28 years to the day from his 1st game as a head coach.
– DT Jared Allen now has 78.5 sacks since entering the league in 2004, which ranks 5th among all NFL players for the most in the first 7 seasons. Allen surpassed Bruce Smith’s 78 in 5 years.
– Explosive WR Percy Harvin currently ranks 1st in the NFL with 1,542 combined net yards on the season. Harvin leads the Vikings with 595 receiving yards but also has 855 kickoff return yards and 92 rushing yards on the year.
– RB Adrian Peterson has not had a fumble in 2010 and has now reached a stretch of over 300 rushing attempts (308) without losing the football. His last rushing fumble was at Chicago on 12/28/09.
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