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Game Notes: Vikings 21, Seahawks 20

  • The Vikings have now played Seattle 17 times in preseason games and are 9-8-0 overall. The 17 games ranks second most among all opponents.

  1) 21 Miami, 12-9-0

* 2) 17 Seattle, 9-8-0*

  3) 16 Kansas City, 9-7-0

  • Mike Zimmer ties Norm Van Brocklin for most wins in first 5 preseasons as Head Coach.

1)  18-10-0 Bud Grant, 1967-71

2t) 16-9-0 Norm Van Brocklin, 1961-65

2t) 16-3-0 Mike Zimmer, 2014-18

  • Mike Zimmer ties Jerry Burns for 4th-most career preseason wins with 16 as Head Coach.

1)   53 Bud Grant, 1967-83, 1985

2)   28 Dennis Green, 1992-2001

3)   19 Norm Van Brocklin, 1961-66

4t) 16 Jerry Burns, 1986-91

4t) 16 Mike Zimmer, 2014-18

This is only the second time in team preseason history that the Vikings won a game by a 2-point conversion. Last year Taylor Heinicke led the Vikings on a 14-play drive in the final 2:44 minutes of the game as time expired. He ran in the 2-point conversion for a 1-point win over San Francisco 32-32 on August 27, 2017. Three days short of a year later, Kyle Sloter leads the Vikings on a 9 play 53-yard drive topped off with a game winning 2-point conversion pass to Jake Wieneke to give the Vikings a 1-point win 21-20.

  • Kirk Cousins' 28 passing attempts without and a sack ranks tied for 3rd most in a preseason game.

1) 0 Fran Tarkenton vs. Dallas, 8/23/1975 (40)

2) 0 Ron VanderKelen vs. Denver, 8/18/1967 (29)

3t) 0 Kirk Cousins vs. Seattle, 8/24/2018 (28)

3t) 0 Fran Tarkenton vs. St. Louis, 9/6/1975 (28)

  • Kirk Cousins' 28 passing attempts without an interception ranks 6th most in a preseason game.

1) 0 Taylor Heinicke @ Tennessee, 9/3/2015 (41) ®

2) 0 Sage Rosenfels @ St. Louis, 8/14/2010 (34)

3) 0 Mike Livingston @ Kansas City, 8/18/1980 (33)

4) 0 Bob Lee vs. Cleveland, 8/13/1977 (32)

5) 0 Ron VanderKelen vs. Denver, 8/18/1967 (29)

6t) 0 Kirk Cousins vs. Seattle, 8/24/2018 (28)

6t) 0 Fran Tarkenton vs. Cincinnati, 8/22/1976 (28)

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