* This will be the 13th time the Vikings have played the Raiders, with the
Vikings trailing the all-time series 3-9.
* The fi rst time the Vikings and Raiders met was on September 16, 1973,
when Minnesota defeated Oakland 24-16 at Met Stadium.
* The last time the teams met was in Oakland on November 16, 2003,
when the Raiders beat the Vikings 28-18.
* This is the fi rst time the teams will square off at the Metrodome since
September 19, 1999.
* Sunday’s game will only be the 4th time that the Vikings and Raiders
have played at the Metrodome, with the Raiders holding the edge 3-1.
* In the Vikings 47-year history, the team has played the Raiders 5 times
in Minnesota, including twice at Met Stadium. The Vikings are 2-3 at
home against the Raiders.
* The Vikings are 2-1 against the Raiders in the month of November.
* The Vikings played the Raiders in Super Bowl XI at the Rose Bowl in
Pasadena, CA, with the Raiders coming out on top 32-14.