RECORDS & AWARDS
NFL PREVIEW: MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-6) AT ST. LOUIS RAMS (6-6-1)
December 12, 2012Richmond High School
VIKINGS: QB CHRISTIAN PONDER has won 7 of past 8 games played indoors…RB ADRIAN PETERSON is 1 of 3 in NFL history with 1,600+ rush yards, 6.0+ avg. & 10+ TDs in team’s 1st 13 games. Rushed for 154 yards & 2 TDs last week, his team-record 7th consecutive 100-yard game. Has rushed for 1,101 yards (157.3 per game) & 8 TDs in past 7. Has 13 career 150+ yard rush games, most by active player. Since 2007, leads NFL with 8,352 rush yards & 74 rush TDs. Rushed for 2 TDs in only meeting…TE KYLE RUDOLPH has rec. TD in 3 of past 4. WR MICHAEL JENKINS aims for 4th in row vs. StL with 4+ catches…DE JARED ALLEN had 52-yard FR-TD in last meeting. In past 2 vs. StL, has 2 sacks, 3 FRs (1 TD) & FF. Has 41 sacks in past 38. Since entering NFL in 2004, has NFL-best 114 sacks. LB CHAD GREENWAY leads team with 126 tackles. Rookie S HARRISON SMITH had 56-yard INT-TD last week, his 2nd INT-TD of season. Aims for 3rd in row with INT. CB ANTOINE WINFIELD is 2nd on team with 93 tackles...RAMS: QB SAM BRADFORD aims for 4th win in row. Has 2,877 yards & needs 123 for 2nd career 3,000-yard season…In 12/31/06 meeting, RB STEVEN JACKSON had 166 scrimmage yards & career-best 4 TDs. Rushed for 142 yards with 3 TDs & had 2 catches for 24 yards with TD. Since 1960, is 1 of only 9 players with 140+ rush yards, 3+ rush TDs & rec. TD in single game. Since 2006, has NFL-best 10,911 scrimmage yards…WR BRANDON GIBSON had GW 13-yard TD catch with 0:48 left last week. Had 6 catches for 100 yards, his 1st career 100-yard game. Rookie WR CHRIS GIVENS has 3 career TDs & avg. 46 yards per TD. WR DANNY AMENDOLA has 576 rec. yards & needs 114 for career-high (689 in 2010)…Rookie CB JANORIS JENKINS has 3 TDs in past 3 (2 INTs-TDs & FR-TD). DE ROBERT QUINN has 9.5 sacks in past 13. DE CHRIS LONG has 7.5 sacks in past 11. Has 16.5 sacks in past 21 at home. LB JAMES LAURINAITIS is only NFC player with 8.5+ sacks & 6+ INTs since 2009. Rookie DT MICHAEL BROCKERS had 1.5 sacks last week. Has 4 sacks, tied for most by rookie DT…Rookie K GREG ZUERLEIN has 7 FGs of 50+ yards & needs 1 to tie for most in season all-time.