1:00 PM ET, November 18, 2007
Both teams lost their top cornerbacks to injuries, Nnamdi Asomugha (concussion) for the Raiders and Antoine Winfield (hamstring) for the Vikings. Winfield aggravated the injury that kept him out of the previous two games. "He probably could have kept going, but we just didn't think that was smart," Childress said. ... Oakland's starting right tackle, Cornell Green, hurt his ankle and Kiffin said the injury could be serious. ... Taylor's career high is 169 yards rushing, last year in a win at Seattle.
The Minnesota offensive line, led by C Matt Birk and G Steve Hutchinson, controlled the line of scrimmage. RB Chester Taylor had a big cushion all game, gaining yards before he had to make a cut and filling in nicely for the injured Adrian Peterson. The Vikings also made good use of the quarterback draw, with the offensive linemen creating space by simply taking the Oakland linemen where they were already headed and widening the running lane for Tarvaris Jackson.
-- Marwan Maalouf, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.3||8.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||14:11||Chester Taylor 10 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||0||7|
|SF||08:30||Penalty On Daunte Culpepper In End Zone||0||9|
|FG||04:45||Sebastian Janikowski 42 Yd||3||9|
|FG||14:56||Ryan Longwell 30 Yd||3||12|
|TD||12:57||John Madsen 10 Yd Pass From Daunte Culpepper (Sebastian Janikowski Kick)||10||12|
|FG||11:18||Sebastian Janikowski 30 Yd||13||12|
|TD||09:17||Chester Taylor 38 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||13||19|
|FG||01:42||Sebastian Janikowski 42 Yd||16||19|
|FG||00:00||Sebastian Janikowski 49 Yd||19||19|
|FG||08:23||Ryan Longwell 38 Yd||19||22|
|TD||14:52||Chester Taylor 6 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||19||29|
|FG||03:23||Sebastian Janikowski 52 Yd||22||29|