Coldest Vikings home games

-2 vs. Chicago, Dec. 3, 1972 (wind north 11 mph)

0 vs. Green Bay, Dec. 10, 1972 (wind SW 9 mph)

5 vs. Los Angeles, Nov. 29, 1964 (wind NW 12 mph)

9 vs. Chicago, Dec. 5, 1970 (wind north 25 mph)

9 vs. San Francisco*, Dec. 27, 1970 (wind north 10 mph)

11 vs. Cleveland*, Jan. 4, 1970 (wind NW 8 mph)

12 vs. Carolina, Nov. 30 (wind NW, 17 mph)

12 vs. Los Angeles*, Dec. 26, 1976 (wind NW 13 mph)

14 vs. N.Y. Giants Sunday (wind 10 mph)

*—playoff game

 

MANO-A-MANO

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson vs. Giants LB Jasper Brinkley

 

WHO WON?

Brinkley was pretty good against his former teammate, with seven tackles, but Peterson had another 100-yard game. He gets the edge in this matchup.

PLAY OF THE GAME

 

HARRISON HOUSES IT Giants QB Eli Manning has thrown five pick-sixes against the Vikings in eight career games. Harrison Smith got one Sunday with four minutes left in the first half. Manning (10) overthrew Rueben Randle (82), who was covered by Terence Newman (23). Smith made the interception and raced down the left sideline for a 16-3 lead.

 

THE QUOTE

“We’re looking forward to next week already.”

— Smith