Broncos vs. Vikings: Series History
December 2nd, 2011 - 9:23am by Stuart Zaas
Denver and Minnesota will meet for the 13th time on Sunday. The Broncos have posted a 5-7 record against the Vikings and are 2-4 on the road in the series.
The teams haven’t met in the regular season since 2007, when Denver beat Minnesota 22-19 in overtime, and have met just twice in the past decade.
The series has been tightly contested throughout its history, with 11 of the 12 previous matchups being decided by a one-score margin. Denver averages 21.5 points per game and Minnesota averages 21.1 points when the teams have met.
Notable performances against the Vikings:
S Brian Dawkins: In five career games against the Vikings, including two playoff contests, Dawkins has posted 24 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He has recorded a 4-1 career record in those games, including wins in both playoff contests against Minnesota. Both of his sacks came in those playoff victories.
DE Elvis Dumervil: Made five tackles with half a sack and two forced fumbles the last time Denver played Minnesota (12/30/07).
K Matt Prater: Converted his first career field goal, a 45-yard kick against Minnesota (9/9/07).
CB André Goodman: Intercepted his first career pass during his rookie season while playing for the Lions (12/29/02).
Denver-Minnesota Roster Connections
Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin won a pair of Naitonal Championships together during their time at Florida. Denver defensive linemen Derrick Harvey and Marcus Thomas also played with Harvin at Florida.
Vikings Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave backed up Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway at quarterback during the 1995-96 seasons.
Minnesota Head Coach Leslie Frazier coached Denver safety Brian Dawkins in Philadelphia.
Some interesting roster connections between the Broncos and Vikings courtesy of research done by Public Relations Intern Cydney Ricker:
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