VIKINGS VS. PATRIOTS SERIES STANDINGS – The Vikings trail the all-time series with the Patriots, 4-5. This will be the first time the Vikings have hosted the Patriots at the Metrodome since 1997, when the Vikings topped the Patriots, 23-18. The Vikings hold a 3-2 edge against New England at home. The first matchup between the teams came on December 13, 1970, when the Vikings beat the Patriots, 35-14.