I know they are just numbers, just stats, but on the other side of that coin, I have these concerns. The Vikings have only won four games against teams with winning records. The Packers twice, the Bengals, and the Ravens, who are just one game over 500. The rest of the wins were against:
When you're a stat whore like myself you've got to share some of the (A lot of the time meaningless) numbers found here and there.
All the talk of our weak schedule is getting old, Sure we've played the Lions twice, Browns, and Rams, By the way take out those three teams and our opponents are 63-54-(not bad considering the overall mediocrity of the league this year) Heres the kicker, There are seven teams with 9 or more wins, Guess who has the most wins against those elite seven? Well if you said The Vikings you'd be right.
We have 3 wins, (GB 2x, Cincy 1), Denver, Pittsburgh, and believe it or not Oakland have 2, Yeah I know this means whatever you want it too, But for the sake of argument when the "Experts" start listing our faults-This is usually the first thing that comes up, Along with Favre falling apart-Because no QB is allowed to have a bad game after starting 10-1, (Apparently the media has blinders on when Payton throws 3 INT's-He must be falling apart right??)
Yesterday was our 36th game in a row not giving up 100yds to an opposing RB.
The Vikings are the only team with a 1,000yd rusher and 1,000 Receiver
We are 3rd in 3rd down conversion %
Still 1st in sacks
5th in TOP
2nd in pts
4th in run D
Like I mentioned, These are just numbers, Plenty of times teams with the worse numbers win the game, Still though it's some nice stats to show strengths and weaknesses.