1:00 PM ET, December 13, 2009
Mall of America Field, Minneapolis, MN
MINNEAPOLIS -- Brad Childress uses video clips, a dry wit and his psychology degree to address the Minnesota Vikings in team meetings the night before games, and for this week's message the coach used an auto racing analogy.
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• The Vikings clinched a playoff berth with the win.
• With his second pass completion, Brett Favre hit 6,000 completions for his career.
• Adrian Peterson ran for 97 yards and two touchdowns, his fourth multi-rush TD game this season. Peterson now has a career-high 14 rushing TDs this season -- a franchise record for most TDs in a single season.
• This is the fewest points scored by the Bengals since the first week of the season. It was also the most points given up by the Bengals this season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
The Bengals hadn't played at the Metrodome, now officially called Mall of America Field, since 1998. This was their first loss to an NFC North opponent under coach Marvin Lewis after seven straight wins. ... With Benson falling just short, Minnesota's streak without allowing a 100-yard rusher reached 36 straight games, the longest current run in the league.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.0||4.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||3-5|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||14:32||Ryan Longwell 41 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 39 yds, 4:22
|TD||8:50||Sidney Rice 9 Yard Pass From Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 43 yds, 2:46
|TD||4:03||Chad Ochocinco 15 Yard Pass From Carson Palmer (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 82 yds, 4:49
|FG||0:38||Ryan Longwell 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 14 plays, 71 yds, 3:21
|FG||0:04||Ryan Longwell 44 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 1 plays, 0 yds, 0:04
|TD||8:44||Adrian Peterson 1 Yard Run (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 60 yds, 6:20
|FG||12:47||Shayne Graham 22 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 75 yds, 6:00
|TD||3:29||Adrian Peterson 3 Yard Run (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 67 yds, 6:15