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Game Notes: Vikings 30, Cardinals 28

Posted Aug 16, 2014

• The Vikings have been 2-0 in preseason for the 16th time in their 54 seasons, first time since 2009.
1) 2-0-0 16 times
2) 1-1-0 27 times
3) 0-2-0 10 times
4) 1-0-1 1 time

• With the win over Arizona, the Vikings 9th win ranks third most against any opponent in preseason history.  The Vikings are now 9-5 vs. the Cardinals.
1) 12 Miami
2) 10 San Diego
3T) 9 Arizona
3T) 9 Cleveland
3T) 9 Pittsburgh

Joe Banyard’s 56 yard run was the sixth longest in preseason history.
1) 76t Jordan Todman @ Houston, 8/30/2012
2) 75t Adrian Peterson @ Houston, 8/31/2009
3) 73  Bill Brown @ Dallas, 9/3/1965
4) 64t Tom Wilson @ Los Angeles, 8/17/1963
5) 60t Vince Evans vs. Denver, 8/16/1986
6) 56t Joe Banyard vs. Arizona, 8/16/2014

Teddy Bridgewater set a team preseason record for highest pass completion percentage in a game with a minimum 20 passing attempts.
1) 80.0 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Arizona, 8/16/2014
2) 74.1 Daunte Culpepper vs. San Francisco, 8/27/2004
3) 68.8 Bob Lee vs. Cleveland, 8/13/1977
4) 68.1 Fran Tarkenton vs. Baltimore, 8/19/1977
5) 67.9 Fran Takenton vs. Cincinnati, 8/22/1976

• Teddy Bridgewater’s passer rating ranks second highest in preseason history in a game with a minimum 20 passing attempts.
1) 137.0 Bob Lee vs. Chicago, 8/21/1971
2) 136.9 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Arizona, 8/16/2014
3) 128.8 Norm Snead vs. San Diego, 8/14/1971
4) 125.9 Sage Rosenfels @ St. Louis, 8/14/2010
5) 121.9 Rich Gannon vs. Washington, 8/29/1992

Jarius Wright’s 2-point conversion was the Vikings first successful attempt since Matt Cercone vs. Cleveland, 8/10/2002.  This is only the sixth time in team preseason history.  

• This marks the first time in preseason history that two quarterbacks with a minimum 15 passing attempts each had a QB rating of 125 .  Matt Cassel had 125.3 on 16 attempts and Teddy Bridgewater had 136.9 on 20 attempts.