Hey Vikings Fans! It's The Jazzy One from The Viking Ship here. GB Nordic is off with his wife bringing a new Vikings fan into the world, so he asked me to entertain you while he's away!
If you're familiar with my site at all, you'll know that I really enjoy facts, figures, stats, trivia, etc. One of the features I do on the site is called Daily Vikings Trivia. I post a small fact about the Vikings 5 days a week. I look at it as a quick and interesting way to get a little Viking info flowing through your brains every morning.
So today I thought I'd share 10 interesting random facts about the Vikings with all of you in Viking Nation.
Running back Adrian Peterson is the nephew of former NFL running back Ivory Lee Brown, who played briefly for the Vikings in 1993.
After the 2009 season, the Vikings all time regular season record was 407-326-9.
The 1981 Vikings hold the NFL record for most passes attempted in a single season with 709.
Former USC football coach and new Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carrol was the DB coach on Bud Grant's staff in 1985. Carroll also coached four more years under Jerry Burns.
The first touchdown scored in the Metrodome was a pass from Tommy Kramer to Joe Senser.
At the University of South Carolina, Sidney Rice earned first team all SEC honors in 2006.
Although he played behind rookie Adrian Peterson for most of 2007, running back Chester Taylor still amassed 844 yards and 7 TDs on 157 carries.
Three different Vikings QBs have started for the Vikings, left the team, came back, and started again. Those three Vikings were Fran Tarkenton, Brad Johnson, and Gus Frerotte (although Frerotte only started in his first stint due to injuries to Daunte Culpepper).
When former Vikings Quarterback Fran Tarkenton retired after the 1978 season he held the NFL records for passing attempts, passing completions, total passing yards, and passing touchdowns. As of right now, current Vikings quarterback Brett Favre holds all of those records.
Adrian Peterson was the #7 pick overall in 2007. 25 years earlier the Vikings also had the #7 pick in the 1982 draft where they selected another running back: Darrin Nelson