When looking for superlatives to describe what the Vikings have done this season — particularly during their eight-game winning streak and even more so in the four games since the bye — I think Twitter follower Jake Whiting has come up with a new winner.
Maybe you knew this, but I had not seen it until Whiting tweeted at me with this information:
The Vikings' past three opponents were all on winning streaks of three games or more at the time they played Minnesota, and they had all averaged at least 30 points per game during those streaks.
The Rams were on a four-game winning streak and averaging 36 points. The Lions and Falcons both had three-game streaks during which they averaged 31.7 points.
The Vikings not only defeated all three teams, but also held them to an average of 13 points per game in the process — seven against the Rams, 23 against the Lions and nine against the Falcons.
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