Did You Know?

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 2, 2011 – 9:34 am

A few interesting notes to think about in advance of today’s Vikings-Lions game…

– With Tuesday night’s game at Philadelphia, the Vikings have played games on Monday night, Tuesday night, Thursday night and Sunday night this season.

– According to Elias Sports Bureau, Tuesday night’s game at Philadelphia was the first since October 1, 1946, when the New York Giants beat the Boston Yanks 17-0 at Braves Field. The game was originally scheduled for September 30 but was postponed due to rain. While the last NFL game played on a Tuesday took place in 1946, there have now been 20 NFL games played on a Tuesday.

– The Vikings have played in 5 diff erent stadiums over the last 5 weeks (FedEx Field, Mall of America Field, Ford Field, TCF Bank Stadium and Lincoln Financial Field).

– QB Joe Webb became only the 2nd Vikings rookie QB to win his first career start. The other was Rob Vander Kelen (12/15/63). Both QBs gained their first win against Philadelphia.

– Vikings VP of Player Personnel Rick Spielman worked as a college scout for the Lions from 1990-94 and as a pro scout from 1995-96. His brother, Chris, played LB for the Lions from 1988-95.

– Lions WR Nate Burleson was drafted by the Vikings in the 3rd round (71st overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. Burleson played in Minnesota from 2003-2005.

– Lions QB Shaun Hill was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Vikings on 4/25/02.

– The Vikings 66 wins against Detroit are the team’s most vs. any opponent in the NFL.

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  1. By xmasboy on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Let Favre and Webb share the responsibility today! I want to see Favre throw one last TD pass. I know others would feel differently, but come on man, this guys is something special, and people watch him, cheer him. (with praise or boos) This may very well be his last career start. Lets just see what happens. Webb has a long career ahead of him!

    Go Vikings!

  2. By TW VIKE on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Thank you #4!!!!!!!

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