With another new opponent on the horizon for this weekend, it's time for us to take a look at the all-time history between the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks. These two teams have never met in the post-season, and haven't met very many times at all over the course of NFL history. A lot of that probably has to do with the Seahawks being in the AFC for so many years.
As always, these numbers are brought to you by the folks from Pro Football Reference.
Total Games Between the Vikings and the Seahawks: 12
All-Time Record: Seahawks, 7-5
Total Vikings Points Scored, Head-to-Head: 297 (24.8 points/game)
Total Seahawks Points Scored, Head-to-Head: 295 (24.6 points/game)
Longest Vikings Winning Streak: 2 (22 October 2006 - 22 November 2009)
Longest Seahawks Winning Streak: 3 (8 October 1978 - 1 November 1987. . .yes, they played 3 times in 11 years)
Most Recent Vikings Victory In Seattle: 22 October 2006 (Final score 31-13)
Most Recent Seahawks Victory In Seattle: 4 November 2012 (Final score 30-20)
Biggest Vikings Victory In Seattle: 18 points, 22 October 2006 (Final score 31-13)
Biggest Seahawks Victory In Seattle: 25 points, 29 September 2002 (Final score 48-23)
And a few other random bits of info. . .
-Sunday will mark the 800th regular season game in Minnesota Vikings history. As of now, the team has an all-time record of 428-362-9.
-CenturyLink Field, the site of Sunday's game, is the location of the longest run from scrimmage in Minnesota Vikings history. On 22 October 2006, Chester Taylor had a 95-yard touchdown run in Minnesota's 31-13 victory. That was also the longest play from scrimmage in Vikings history until it was supplanted by the Gus Frerotte to Bernard Berrian 99-yard touchdown pass against the Bears a couple of seasons later.
-The Vikings have only won twice in Seattle in team history. . .the 2006 game mentioned above, and a 24-21 victory at the Kingdome on 18 November 1990. They are 2-5 in Seattle all-time.
-Adrian Peterson has performed fairly well against the Seahawks in his career. In two games against Seattle, he has rushed 41 times for 264 yards (6.4 yards/carry) and two touchdowns. Much of that came from the monster performance he had in last year's loss, where he had 182 yards and two scores on just 17 carries.
And there you have a short look back at the history between the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks, ladies and gentlemen.