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Prepare For The Vikings To Set Another Ridiculous Record This Week

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Jamarca Sanford #33 celebrates an interception against the Arizona Cardinals on October 9, 2011. The Vikings haven't intercepted a single pass since this one, spanning eight games and 229 attempts.  (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)
Jamarca Sanford #33 celebrates an interception against the Arizona Cardinals on October 9, 2011. The Vikings haven't intercepted a single pass since this one, spanning eight games and 229 attempts. (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)
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First, the 2011 Minnesota Vikings became the first team in NFL history to have double-digit halftime leads in their first three games of the season, only to have all three games end up in the loss column.

They followed that up against the Atlanta Falcons a few weeks ago by having the longest non-scoring play in NFL history with Percy Harvin's 104-yard kickoff return.

This week, the Vikings stand a very good chance of setting another dubious record, and it goes back to the secondary issues that we've been talking about all week.

According to Kevin Seifert, ESPN.com's NFC North blogger, the Vikings could very well set a record this weekend for the most consecutive games without an interception since the merger in 1970. As it stands now, the team has gone eight consecutive games without an interception, a record they now share with the 1996 Atlanta Falcons and the 2009 St. Louis Rams. One more game without a pick would give the Vikings that record all by themselves.

Drew Brees has thrown 11 interceptions in 13 games this year. He also hasn't thrown a pick since Week 9, and in his last four games has a TD-to-INT ratio of 11-0. Just between you, me, and your keyboard. . .I don't think he's going to throw one this week, either.

Another record for the 2011 Minnesota Vikings. Yippee?