Jared Allen's sack streak ended and Kevin Williams' sackless streak ended, too. They each talked about their streaks. Plus, get 15 notes that help tell the tale of the Vikings' loss.
's team-record streak of 11 straight games with a sack was snapped Sunday, despite the Vikings getting four sacks of Carson Palmer
"The one I got held on, if he wouldn't have tackled me I would have made it," Allen said. "They did a good job. Carson Palmer is a good quarterback; he does a good job of sitting in that pocket and staying behind those big offensive linemen 5 or 6 yards deep.
"It's a catch-22, if you go up top he steps underneath, if you go under he steps up top. I wasn't worried about it. The cool thing was that Kevin Williams
got him down, E.J. Henderson
had a couple and Chad (Greenway), all the guys were playing the game and just unfortunately too many turnovers and not enough takeaways."
While Allen's streak was stopped, Kevin Williams reached the 50-sack mark for his career with a sack Sunday, giving him 50.5 sacks and becoming just the 10th player in Vikings history with 50 or more sacks.
Williams' sack marked his first since Sept. 19, 2010 against the Miami Dolphins
"I just take what they give me. Sometimes I'm getting the one-on-ones and sometimes not so many," Williams said. "I just blocked it out (Sunday), stopped worrying so much. I think I've been putting too much pressure on my own self to get a sack and just make plays in general. Just block that out today and last week for the most part and just play ball. I think it's getting me back to where I need to be."
Coming into Sunday, the Vikings had committed just eight turnovers in nine games. They had five Sunday and went from a plus-4 on the giveaway/takeaway chart to being even.
Prior to getting injured in the second quarter, Peterson had his 43rd game with a rushing touchdown to set a franchise, breaking the old record of 42 by Bill Brown.
The Raiders lived up to their image, committing 12 penalties that cost them 117 yards and two more that were declined. Oakland leads the league by a wide margin in penalties this season.
The Vikings picked up 20 first downs in the game – four rushing, nine passing and seven via penalty.
The Raiders dominated time of possession, holding the ball for 35:44 of the game's 60 minutes.
For the second straight week, Raiders running back Michael Bush rushed 30 times – both resulting in Oakland victories.
Christian Ponder completed 19 of 33 passes, but it was a tale of two halves. He completed nine of 11 passes in the first half and 10 of 22 passes in the second.
Kyle Rudolph caught his first career touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, what Vikings fans believe will be the first of many touchdown hookups between him and Ponder.
Chad Greenway had a huge day on defense, recording 15 tackles (seven solo) and recording his first sack of the season.
In one of the stranger moments of a game loaded with strange moments, the referees called back a touchdown run by Harvin because of holding and, after they spotted the ball, the down sticks were changed. Only after Leslie Frazier called a timeout to plead his case after what turned out to be second down was the down changed. Raiders coach Hue Jackson was none too pleased because not only did the call get changed, but the Vikings ended up not being charged with a timeout.
Jim Kleinsasser played in his 175th game Sunday. He made his first NFL start against the Raiders in 1999. Kleinsasser needs to play just four more games to break the franchise record for games played by a tight end (Steve Jordan, 178).
Raiders coach Hue Jackson had plenty of familiarity with the Vikings coaching staff. He and Leslie Frazier coached together in Cincinnati in 2004 and he coached with Bill Musgrave in 2007 with Atlanta.
The last time the Vikings played the Raiders in 2007, Daunte Culpepper was Oakland's starting quarterback.
The paid attendance was 62,748, the 141st straight sellout at the Metrodome, dating back to 1998.
John Holler has been writing about the Vikings for more than a decade for Viking Update. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this story on our subscriber message board.