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Vikings 29 point road win biggest in 27 years

These kind of blowouts don’t happen very often for the Vikings away from home

NFC Divisional Playoffs - Minnesota Vikings v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images

With their 39-10 blowout of the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings accomplished something they haven’t done as a franchise in 27 years. You’ll have to go all the way back to 1992 to find a game that the Vikings won on the road by 29 points or more.

Rookie head coach Dennis Green brought his Vikings to Cincinnati to take on Boomer Esiason and the Bengals on September 27th of that year. Minnesota dominated the game from the outset, as QB Rich Gannon threw for a then career high 318 yards and four touchdowns. WR Anthony Carter had 11 catches for 129 yards and two scores as the Vikes jumped out to a 35-0 lead and ended up winning 42-7.

Esiason had a miserable day along with the rest of his teammates, completing only 11-21 passes for 97 yards and four interceptions. That win propelled the Vikings to 3-1 on the season, and the Vikings ended up finishing 11-5 and winning the NFC Central division.