It’s a long wait all day until the Vikings and Packers finally kickoff on Monday Night Football. So to help you remain patient, here are a few interesting subplots to tonight’s matchup…
– The Vikings are 17-5 all-time following their bye week, and 4-1 in their last 5 games following a bye week.
– RB Adrian Peterson (6,580) is just 239 yards away from becoming the Vikings all-time leading rusher (Robert Smith – 6,818).
– DE Jared Allen has 12.0 career sacks against the Packers, the most against any opponent in the NFL. Allen recorded a career-high 4.5 sacks against the Packers on 10/5/09, the 2nd-most sacks in a game in team history and a Vikings single-game record versus the Packers.
– Peterson has rushed for 982 career yards against the Packers, the most by a Vikings running back in the history of the series.
– CB Antoine Winfield will be starting his 100th career game as a member of the Vikings.
– Only 4 Vikings RBs have run for 100 yards in a MNF game, while 5 different Vikings QBs have throw for
300+ yards. The Vikings have returned 2 punts for TDs, a kickoff return for a TD, and a blocked FG for a TD on MNF.
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