VU Daily Blog: 9/10/10

The day after. As the loss in the season opener sunk in, the fans were watching in big numbers. See all the Vikings news and speculation as it progressed through the VU Daily Blog.

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Posted on Twitter at: 8:55:00 PM
#Vikings fans hardly knew him. RT @FO_DougFarrar: Marko Mitchell just scored his first CFL touchdown, Redskins fans!

Posted on Twitter at: 8:33:00 PM
I think #Saints #Vikings both playoff teams. RT @SaintedAloy: @VikingUpdate you think we see each other in the playoffs?

Posted on Twitter at: 8:32:00 PM
Wasn't panicking about them, but know improvement is needed. RT @fitpromom: @VikingUpdate how about wide receivers?

Posted on Twitter at: 5:07:00 PM
Notebook: Offense still finding stride?: The Vikings offense went three-and-out on half of its drives Thursday nig...

Posted on Twitter at: 3:42:00 PM
RT @NFLprguy: 57.2 mill ppl watched all/or part of #Vikings #Saints. most-watched opening wknd reg season game in 14 yrs. 27.5m avg.

Posted on Twitter at: 3:01:00 PM
Brad Childress was pleased with the play of Sheppard, Asher Allen and Husain Abdullah. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 2:33:00 PM
Favre is back, but how good is he?: Brett Favre and the Vikings gave NBC impressive TV ratings, but his performanc...

Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 9:03:00 AM

Vikings-Saints earn big ratings

Who says Americans have had their fill of Brett Favre? The Vikings and Saints combined to earn the highest ratings of any opening-night NFL game, according to Sports Illustrated's Peter King.

The Saints' 14-9 win had an overnight rating of 17.7 and 28 share, meaning 28 percent of Americans with a television on watched the game.


Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 8:27:00 AM

Numbers from last night

In the NFC Championship Game, the Vikings dominated the statistics – except for turnovers – and had 475 yards of total offense. Although they limited their turnovers to one Brett Favre interception, they weren't as productive on offense.

The team had 253 yards of offense and was outgained by the Saints, who had 308 yards. The Saints' biggest advantage was in the passing game, where they held a 229-162 net advantage. They also had only 20 yards in penalties while the Vikings had 60 penalty yards.

Adrian Peterson was the game's leading rusher with 87 yards on 19 carries and Visanthe Shiancoe led the team with four receptions for 76 yards.

Chad Greenway led the defense with 12 combined tackles.

In the end, the only numbers that really mattered were the points: Saints 14, Vikings 9.


Posted on Twitter at: 1:49:00 AM
Notebook: Offense futile, brutal in 2nd half: How bad was the Vikings offense in the second half? Three drives in ...

Posted on Twitter at: 1:49:00 AM
Photo Gallery: Vikings-Saints: Game photos from the Vikings 14-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana S...

Posted on Twitter at: 1:49:00 AM
Notebook: Eight is too much for Vikings: The Saints confused the Vikings, especially Brett Favre, in a bad night f...

Posted on Twitter at: 12:17:00 AM
Bayou bummer: Offense off-kilter in 14-9 loss: New Orleans was known for their high-powered offense on its way to ...

Posted on Twitter at: 11:47:00 PM
Record-seekers vs. Saints: Brett Favre continued to move up the team's passing charts despite a pretty average nig...

Posted on Twitter at: 11:47:00 PM
Turning point: Early Saints drives enough: The Vikings defense stopped the high-powered Saints more often than not...

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