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Vikings record-seekers vs. Chargers

The Minnesota Vikings set a preseason attendance record and Mike Zimmer is tied with Dennis Green for preseason wins in a coach’s first three seasons.

The Minnesota Vikings’ home record in their first preseason game at a new home stadium is 3-1-0.

  • 1961 Metropolitan Stadium: Lost 17-21 vs. Los Angeles
  • 1982 Mall of America Field: Won 7-3 vs. Seattle
  • 2014 TCF Bank Stadium: Won 10-6 vs. Oakland
  • 2016 US Bank Stadium: Won 23-10 vs. San Diego

The Vikings are 3-0 in preseason for the 12th time in their 56 seasons. 

The Vikings won their 21st game at home on Week 3 of the preseason.  This is the team record for most wins in a preseason week.

  •  21-8-0 Home (Week 3)
  •  18-4-0 Home (Week 4)

The Vikings have now beaten the Chargers the most of any team at home in preseason.

  • 8-1 San Diego, 1971-2016
  • 7-3 Miami, 1969-2001

The Vikings’ 11 wins over San Diego rank second-most in preseason history.

  • 12-8-0 Miami, 1969-2001
  • 11-3-1 San Diego, 1969-2016
  • 10-3-0 Pittsburgh, 1965-2015

Mike Zimmer tied Dennis Green for most preseason wins in a Vikings coach’s first three seasons.

  • 11-3-0 Dennis Green, 1992-94
  • 11-1-0 Mike Zimmer, 2014-16
  • 10-6-0 Bud Grant, 1967-69

The Vikings set a new attendance record for a preseason game.

  • 64,133 vs. San Diego, 8/28/2016
  • 63,960 vs. San Francisco, 8/27/2004
  • 63,845 vs. Tennessee, 8/23/2002

Shaun Hill tied a team record by becoming only the second QB to have to successful two-point conversion in a preseason game. 

  • 2 Shaun Hill, 2016
  • 2 Gary Cuozzo, 1968

 


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