* This will be only the 4th matchup between the two teams, with Minnesota
holding the overall edge 2-1 since the series began in 1998.
* Sunday’s game will be the Vikings fi rst trip to Jacksonville.
* Both Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio and tight ends coach Mike
Tice played for the Vikings in the late ‘80s and early 90s. Tice went on
to serve as the Vikings 6th head coach from 2002-05 after stepping in
as interim head coach for the last game of the 2001 season.
* Del Rio led the Vikings in tackles for 3 straight years (1992-94) and
played in the Pro Bowl following the 1994 season.
* The Vikings won the 1st meeting between the clubs on 12/20/98 with
an impressive 50-10 showing in the fi nal regular season home game
of the season and the game that moved the Vikings to 14-1. The
game marked the fi nal time that the Vikings scored 50 points in a
game and 1 of only 6 games in Vikings history that the club scored 50
points. The Vikings had not topped the 50-point plateau since 1974
before the 1998 Jaguars game.