* The Vikings are a combined 27-19-1 (.574) on opening day over the team’s 48-year history and
7-3 in the last 10 season openers.
* Brad Childress is the only Vikings head coach to win his fi rst two season openers. The Vikings
are 2-0 under Childress, defeating Washington 19-16 in 2006 and Atlanta 24-3 in 2007.
* The Vikings are 3-2 against the Packers on opening day. The last time the two teams met to
start a season was in 2003, when the Vikings defeated the Packers 30-25 at Green Bay.