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Vikings, Wild pull off rare double on Sunday

It hasn’t happened often

New York Islanders v Minnesota Wild
You can find a lot of pictures where these two teams merge
Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images

It isn’t often in professional sports that you have an NFL team and an NHL team from the same city. . .or, in the case of Minneapolis and St. Paul, cities. . .winning by the same score on the same day, but that’s exactly what happened for the Twin Cities on Sunday.

As we know, the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday afternoon by a score of 3-0 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Later on in the day, slightly farther to the west, the Minnesota Wild defeated the Seattle Kraken by the same 3-0 score.

Strangely, this apparently wasn’t the first time that a city’s NFL and NHL team won by the same score on the same day, but it’s still a pretty rare feat.

When I posed this question on social media, one user pointed out that this has happened at least once before, back on New Year’s Eve in 2017.

The city of Dallas pulled this feat off when the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 6-0 in a game that saw the Eagles play pretty much nothing but backups because they had already clinched the #1 seed in the NFC. Later that day, the Dallas Stars. . .who we don’t generally acknowledge on account of the fact that Norm Green still sucks. . .defeated the San Jose Sharks by that same 6-0 score.

So, this is something that’s happened at least once before. I’m not sure how many more times we can anticipate it happening again, but it’s certainly not something that happens a whole lot.