1:00 PM ET, January 3, 2010
Mall of America Field, Minneapolis, MN
Vikings take control of Giants early as Favre throws for 316 yards, 4 TDs
MINNEAPOLIS -- Time will soon tell whether these were the real Minnesota Vikings. For now, they sure finished the regular season on a strong note.
Hitting The Mark
Brett Favre completed over 80 percent of his pass attempts, the second highest total in Vikings' history with a minimum of 30 attempts.
• Brett Favre threw for 316 yards and four TDs as the Vikings finished the regular season undefeated at home.
• Favre became the first QB to throw for 30 or more TDs with seven or less interceptions in a single season. He also finished with 4,202 passing yards for the season, recording his sixth 4,000-yard season to tie for second in NFL history.
• Sidney Rice had six catches and 112 yards, his fourth 100-yard game of the season.
• The 44 points are the most the Vikings have scored since Week 16 of the 2003 season against the Chiefs.
• Minnesota's 12 wins tied for second most in franchise history.
• The Giants gave up 40 points for the fifth time this season and finished 8-8. New York was outscored 85-16 in its last two games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
The Giants gave up 427 points this season, their most since 1966. Only Detroit (2-14) and St. Louis (1-15) allowed more in the NFC. ... Rookie Percy Harvin totaled 2,081 all-purpose yards this season, including kickoff returns, the most in Vikings history.
MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 03: Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings drops back to pass in second quarter against...(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from Penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.2||7.1|
Comp - Att
Yards per pass
Sacks - Yards Lost
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-1||5-8|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||12:57||Visanthe Shiancoe 10 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell Kick)||0||7|
|FG||14:46||Ryan Longwell 36 Yd||0||10|
|TD||08:52||Adrian Peterson 1 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||0||17|
|TD||02:39||Sidney Rice 4 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell Kick)||0||24|
|TD||00:07||Sidney Rice 12 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell Kick)||0||31|
|FG||08:05||Ryan Longwell 24 Yd||0||34|
|TD||06:13||Naufahu Tahi 1 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell Kick)||0||41|
|FG||00:10||Ryan Longwell 27 Yd||0||44|
|TD||09:11||Danny Ware 1 Yd Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||7||44|
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