* The Vikings and Ravens have only met 3 times previously with the Ravens holding a 2-1 record over the Vikings.
* The teams have yet to play a regular season game since Brad Chil- dress took over in 2006, but met in the 2006 and 2008 preseasons, with the Vikings winning both games.
* The last time the Vikings and Ravens met in the regular season was on Christmas Day in 2005, when the Ravens defeated the Vikings 30-23 on ESPN Sunday Night Football.
* This will be the Ravens 1st visit to the Metrodome; all 3 previous matchups between the 2 squads have been played in Baltimore.
* The only other NFL team the Vikings have played fewer games against than the Ravens (3) are the Houston Texans (2).
* Former Viking C Matt Birk will spend his first time on the visitors’ side- line after spending the past 11 years with Minnesota. Former Raven RB Chester Taylor will play his first regular season game against the team that drafted him in 2002.
* The Ravens have only scored 1 rushing TD against the Vikings in the three game series and 0 in the past 2 matchups, while the Vikings have never scored a rushing touchdown against the Ravens.
* 11 current Vikings were on the roster the last times the teams met in 2005: T Bryant McKinnie, G Anthony Herrera, TE Jim Kleinsasser, DTs Kevin and Pat Williams, LB E.J. Henderson, CB Antoine Winfield, P Chris Kluwe, and LS Cullen Loeffler all played in the game, while LB Heath Farwell and TE/FB Jeff Dugan were inactive.