Record-seeker vs. Broncos

The Vikings ended the preseason with a couple of strong marks, especially when it comes to turnovers. Erin Henderson finished the season on a positive note as well.


  • The Vikings defense only allowed 59 points this preseason, which ranks fifth-lowest in team preseason history. The record is 6 – an NFL record as well – in 1992.

  • The Vikings' quarterbacks only threw three interceptions this preseason. That ranks fourth in team preseason history. They had one in 1977 and two each in 1987 and 2009.

  • The Vikings only lost one fumble this preseason, which is second-best in team preseason history. The two best performances have been the past two seasons, with none last year.

  • Erin Henderson's two opponent fumble recoveries ties a team preseason record for most in a game. He joins six other players – Howard Green (2007), Fred Robbins (2000), Mark Mullaney (1982), Phil Wise (1978), Fred McNeill (1975) and Randy Poltl (1975).

  • Sage Rosenfels tied a team preseason record for most passing attempts without an interception thrown. With 51 attempts, he joins Fran Tarkenton in 1961. Others with no interceptions and more than 20 attempts: Rich Gannon (47 attempts in 1987), Bob Lee (47 in 1977), Norm Snead (45 in 1971), Tarvaris Jackson (36 in 2009 and 26 in 2010), Brooks Bollinger (35 in 2008), Steve Dils (24 in 1980) and Brett Favre (22 in 2009).

  • The Vikings' preseason record is 7-5-0 vs. Denver. At home, the Vikings have beaten the Broncos all four times.

  • The Vikings' overall preseason record on Week 4 is 29-20-1. At home the Vikings are 16-5-0. The Vikings have finished with a 3-1 record 15 times in 50 seasons.

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