Road Records

The Vikings have obviously struggled the last two years on the road, and their recent history with their upcoming road opponents isn't good either. Despite the statistics, Corey Chavous says the Vikings just need to get comfortable in adverse surroundings.

The Vikings' struggles on the road have been well-documented, not only this season but last year as well. They still have five road games left on their schedule.

The Vikings play at Tampa Bay on Sunday and are leaving Friday to try and get comfortable down there. They play at New England on Nov. 24, at Green Bay on Dec. 8, at New Orleans on Dec. 15, and at Detroit on Dec. 29. Tampa Bay, Green Bay and New Orleans all appear to be destined for the postseason, while New England is the defending Super Bowl champion. The only "soft" road game remaining on Minnesota's schedule appears to be Detroit, and the Vikings have lost two of their last three games there.

History isn't on the Vikings' side.

* At Tampa, the Vikings are 13-11 all-time, but have dropped six of their last seven there since 1995.

* At New England, the Vikings are 2-3 all-time, and have lost three of their last four in Massachusetts.

* At Green Bay, the Vikings are 20-20-1 all-time, but have lost seven of their last eight games at Lambeau Field.

* At New Orleans, the Vikings are 5-5 all-time, but haven't won at the Superdome since the 1987 wild card game.

* The Vikings have enjoyed success in Detroit, posting a 23-17-1 all-time record against the Lions on the road. But Detroit has won seven of the last 11 games there.

"The biggest thing is the adversity situation that you come across on the road," veteran cornerback Corey Chavous said. "If you're down by 14 at home versus on the road, your comfort level might not be the same.

"It's not necessarily a mental block, but you're not in a comfort zone. When you let the crowd get into the game as a 12th man, you have to overcome that."

Despite the Vikings' road woes, head coach Mike Tice said there's no secret to success on the road.

"We have to match the intensity level," Tice said. "We have to avoid turnovers, especially on the road, and we have to run the football."

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