Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the Ravens.
EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings (3-4) are set to play the bye week-rested Ravens (5-2) in Week 9.
Minnesota lost in the final minute on Sunday Night Football, dropping a home game 20-16 to Dallas, and will try to bounce back in the seventh ever game between the Vikings and Ravens.
Kickoff is noon (CT) Sunday.
Here's an Early Look at the Vikings Week 9 matchup against the Ravens, presented by Minnesota Eye Consultants, the Official LASIK partner of the Minnesota Vikings.
STAT OF THE WEEK
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Vikings safety Xavier Woods recorded an interception and forced a fumble in Week 8 against his former team. Woods is one of four players in the NFL this season with at least two interceptions and two forced fumbles. The other players are Packers linebacker De'Vondre Campbell, Colts linebacker Darius Leonard and Chargers safety Kyzir White.
Kirk Cousins recorded his 29th game as a Vikings QB without an interception, which is the second-most in franchise history behind Fran Tarkenton's 38.
RB Dalvin Cook recorded his 17th career game with 100 rushing yards in Week 6 at Carolina, tying Ring of Honor RB Chuck Foreman for the third-most games with 100 or more rushing yards in franchise history.
Cook crossed the 4,000-yard mark in his 47th career game. Adrian Peterson (39 games) is the only Vikings player to total 4,000 rushing yards in fewer games.
WR Adam Thielen is one of four receivers in the NFL with at least 20 touchdown catches since the start of the 2020 season.
Minnesota enters Week 9 ranked second in the NFL with 24 sacks. That is one more than Minnesota's total from 2020.
The Vikings have allowed the third-fewest sacks (10) in the NFL in 2021.
KNOW THE FOE
Head Coach: John Harbaugh, 14th season with Baltimore (134-81 in regular season; 11-8 postseason)
The 2019 NFL Coach of the Year has led the Ravens to the playoffs in nine of his 13 seasons.
QB Lamar Jackson leads the NFL this season in game-winning drives (three), average yards per completion (13.3) and yards per rush (6.3).
Jackson leads the Ravens with 76 carries for 480 yards; he's thrown 10 touchdowns against five interceptions and has a passer rating of 97.7.
Former Vikings RB Latavius Murray joined the Ravens after a rash of injuries. He leads Baltimore with four rushing touchdowns.
WR Marquise Brown (37 receptions, 566 yards and 6 TDs) and TE Mark Andrews (37-516-3) are Jackson's favorite targets.
K Justin Tucker has made 14 of 15 field goals, including an NFL-record 66-yarder to beat Detroit, and all 15 PATs this season.
OLB Odafe Oweh leads the Ravens with 3.0 sacks, and CB Anthony Averett has two of Baltimore's five interceptions this season.
Vikings DT Michael Pierce played for the Ravens from 2016-19.
Ravens RB Latavius Murray was with the Vikings from 2017-18. Murray rushed 356 times for 1,420 yards and 14 touchdowns with Minnesota and helped the Vikings advance to the 2017 NFC Championship.
Vikings T Christian Darrisaw is from Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
FORMER PRO TEAMMATES
Vikings CB Patrick Peterson (Injured Reserve) with Ravens DT Calais Campbell at the Arizona Cardinals from 2011-16
Minnesota CB Bashaud Breeland and Baltimore WR Sammy Watkins at Kansas City from 2019-20
Vikings LS Andrew DePaola with Ravens DT Justin Ellis at the Raiders in 2018 and with Ravens OLB Pernell McPhee at the Bears in 2017
Minnesota LB Nick Vigil (Bengals in 2016) and K Greg Joseph (Browns in 2018) with Baltimore G Kevin Zeitler
FORMER COLLEGE TEAMMATES
Breeland and Vikings CB Mackenzie Alexander with Watkins at Clemson
Minnesota CB Kris Boyd with Baltimore WR Devin Duvernay and S Deshon Elliott at Texas
Vikings WR Dan Chisena with Ravens OLB Odafe Oweh at Penn State
Minnesota DT Dalvin Tomlinson with Baltimore CB Anthony Averett, C/G Bradley Bozeman and CB Marlon Humphrey at Alabama
Vikings WR Justin Jefferson and Ravens ILB Patrick Queen at LSU
Minnesota S Xavier Woods with Baltimore OLB Jaylon Ferguson at Louisiana Tech
Vikings QB Kirk Cousins with Ravens RB Le'Veon Bell at Michigan State
Minnesota WR Dede Westbrook with Baltimore TE Mark Andrews at Oklahoma
Vikings WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette with Ravens S Geno Stone and LB Kristian Welch at Iowa
View photos of the Vikings 53-man roster as of Jan. 5, 2022.
VIKINGS TOP PERFORMERS VS. RAVENS
Kirk Cousins: 2 games (with Washington), 1-0 as a starter; 31-of-43 passing, 72.1 completion percentage, 286 passing yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 95.7 passer rating
Adam Thielen: 1 game; 5 receptions for 41 yards on 12 targets
Everson Griffen: 2 games; 8 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 1 FF
Eric Kendricks: 1 game; 13 tackles, 10 solo, 4 TFL
Nick Vigil: 6 games with Cincinnati; 44 tackles, 1.0 sack, 1 FR, 1 INT, 4 PD
Sheldon Richardson: 6 games with New York Jets (2) and Cleveland (4); 32 tackles, 8 TFL, 3.0 sacks, 1 FR
VIKINGS BIG DAYS VS. RAVENS
Cousins: 29-of-41 passing (70.7 percent), 260 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, passer rating of 85.4 with Washington at Baltimore on Oct. 9, 2016
Everson Griffen: 2.0 sacks, 1 FF in Minnesota on Oct. 22, 2017
VIKINGS-RAVENS SERIES NOTES
1. The Vikings are 3-3 against the Ravens, a series that began in 1998 with a 38-28 victory in Baltimore. The Vikings have lost the three games there since (2001, 2005 and 2013).
2. The six previous are the second-fewest vs. any current team for Minnesota. The series also is the tightest, with an all-time point differential of 6 (Baltimore has scored 153 and allowed 147). Houston (five games) is the only current team that Minnesota has played fewer times.
3. Minnesota and Baltimore combined for 42 points in the fourth quarter of their 2013 game, the most in a Vikings game. The Ravens entered the fourth quarter with a 7-6 lead and eventually prevailed 29-26 by scoring the winning touchdown with four seconds remaining.
Longest Vikings winning streak in series: 1 game (Victories occurred Dec. 13, 1998, Oct. 18, 2009 and Oct. 22, 2017)
Longest Vikings losing streak in series: 2 games (Jan. 7, 2002 through Dec. 25, 2005)