The Minnesota Vikings (2-7) got their second win of the season last week against the Washington Redskins, and will now travel to take on the NFC West-leading Seattle Seahawks (9-1) in Week 11. The Seahawks dominated the Atlanta Falcons on the road (33-10) in Week 10 for their fifth straight win, and are once again looking to put themselves in position for one of the top seeds in the NFC playoffs as the regular season winds down.
Here are some notable numbers for both teams ahead of Sunday’s game.
800- Sunday’s game will be the 800th regular season game in Vikings’ history.
182- Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson had 17 carries for 182 rushing yards and two touchdowns against the Seahawks last season, with 126 of those yards coming on just three runs (74, 28 and 24 yards).
111- Seattle is 15th in the league against the run (111.0 yards per game), but if you take out the 405 rushing yards they allowed in Week 8 and Week 9 combined they have allowed just 88.1 rushing yards per game in their other eight games.
63- Vikings’ quarterback Christian Ponder had perhaps the worst game of his career last season in Seattle, as he went 11-for-22 for 63 yards with an interception. He suffered a dislocated left shoulder late in last week’s win over Washington, but he looks on track to start on Sunday at this point.
12- The Seahawks have won 12 straight home games, matching the franchise record set from 2004-2006.
11- Wide receiver Percy Harvin is expected to make his season debut on Sunday after being traded to Seattle by the Vikings in March and undergoing hip surgery in early August, and he will wear number 11 for the Seahawks.
6.0- Since a dismal game in Week 8 against the St. Louis Rams (eight carries for 23 yards), Seahawks’ running back Marshawn Lynch has averaged six yards per carry over the last two games (270 combined rushing yards).
Brad Berreman is a contributing writer at Rant Sports.com. Follow him on Twitter @bradberreman24.