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Who Will Have The Ball Last On Sunday?

November 19, 2010
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As is the case with many Packers vs. Vikings matchups, Sunday may come down to which offense has the ball last. Sunday’s game marks the 100th meeting of the two franchises, and they have fought some memorable battles over the years. Regardless of the two teams’ respective records, you can expect always expect a gritty and hard fought performance by both teams.

Looking over the Packers vs. Vikings history, the games have been remarkably close. The Packers lead the all-time series by a total of 50 wins, 48 losses, and 1 tie. Going back over the past 12 seasons, the total combined points has been remarkably even as well; since 1998, Minnesota has the edge in combined score: 630-618. Packers.com points out that 14 of the last 16 games have been decided by seven points or less. Fast forwarding to last season, the Brett Favre-led Vikings handily swept the Packers by a combined score of 68-49. However, this season, the Packers executed their revenge and won their home game by the score of 28-24. No matter when are where these two teams play, the games rarely lack excitement.

Now it’s the Vikings turn to host the Packers and the Purple are looking to salvage a disappointing season. Even Packers fans realize this game will be the equivalent of the Super Bowl for the Vikings, and a win would bolster an otherwise forgettable season. The Packers and Vikings know each other very well, and despite its shortcomings as a football stadium, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome will be a loud and raucous environment come Sunday afternoon. I’ll be there to mark the 100th meeting, and more importantly, to see who has the ball on that last drive.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. dandman8 permalink
    November 22, 2010 10:51 am

    yea, looks like it really did not matter one way or another on who had the ball last!

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