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Continued: Metrodome has been house of horrors for Lions

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 27, 2013 - 2:01 PM

Only Norm Van Brocklin, 3-8-1 from 1961 to 1966, and current coach Leslie Frazier, 2-4 since 2010, have records below .500 against the Lions.

Ringing ears

Frazier’s 1-1 home record against the Lions includes a 2011 loss in which the Vikings blew a 20-0 halftime lead. That’s also the only Metrodome victory Schwartz owns.

“Sometimes, after those games at the Metrodome, it takes 48 hours to get that Viking horn out of your head,” said Schwartz, who is 1-3 at the Metrodome. “It just keeps ringing in your head. Every road game is loud. It just seems especially loud at the Metrodome.”

Seattle was quick to claim the league’s loudest venue when CenturyLink Stadium opened in 2002. According to the Seahawks, opponents have been penalized for false starts a league-leading 130 times at CenturyLink Stadium. No. 2, according to the Seahawks, is the Metrodome with 115 false starts.

“When this place is loud, you can feel the noise,” Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said. “That definitely gives you an advantage, when the other team can’t hear the snap count. I can remember countless times, when you put your hand in the ground and you can just feel the vibrations coming off.

“I can barely hear now, and I credit that to our 80,000 strong screaming at the Dome. I’m going to be 40 years old with hearing aids.”

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