1:00 PM ET, December 28, 2008
Mall of America Field, Minneapolis, MN
• Ryan Longwell's 50-yard field goal won NFC North for Vikings as time expired. The Vikings won their division for first time since 2000. The Giants had their three-game win streak in Minnesota snapped and have lost three of four overall.
• Adrian Peterson rushed for 103 yards, his 10th 100-yard rushing game of the season.
• Derrick Ward topped 1,000 yards rushing, making him and Brandon Jacobs the fourth pair of teammates to top 1,000 yards rushing in a season.
• Bernard Berrian had a 54-yard touchdown catch, his third TD catch this season of 50-plus yards.
-- ESPN research
Sunday, the Giants became just the fourth NFL team to have a pair of 1,000-yard rushers in the same season. But that hasn't meant Super Bowl success in the past.
|Team, Year||1,000-yard RBs||Playoff result|
|2008 Giants||Brandon Jacobs (1,089), Derrick Ward (1,025).||No. 1 seed, NFC|
|1985 Browns||Kevin Mack (1,104), Earnest Byner (1,002).||Lost, AFC divisional round|
|1976 Steelers||Franco Harris (1,128), Rocky Bleier (1,036).||Lost, AFC Championship|
|1972 Dolphins||Larry Csonka (1,117), Mercury Morris (1,000).||Won, Super Bowl|
The Vikings gave up 135 yards rushing, hurting their chance to finish first in the league in run defense for the third straight season. ... Carr finished 8-for-11 for 110 yards and no turnovers. ... Vikings DE Ray Edwards hurt his left knee and will have an MRI on Monday.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||-||-|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-0||0-0|
|FG||15:00||Ryan Longwell 48 Yard Field Goal is Good||0||3|
|TD||11:33||Adrian Peterson 67 Yard Run (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)||0||10|
|FG||9:40||John Carney 51 Yard Field Goal is Good||3||10|
|FG||1:07||John Carney 30 Yard Field Goal is Good||6||10|
|FG||0:04||John Carney 42 Yard Field Goal is Good||9||10|
|TD||9:34||Domenik Hixon 23 Yard Pass From David Carr (John Carney Kick is Good)||16||10|
|FG||11:25||John Carney 20 Yard Field Goal is Good||19||10|
|TD||9:35||Bernard Berrian 54 Yard Pass From Tarvaris Jackson (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)||19||17|
|FG||0:05||Ryan Longwell 50 Yard Field Goal is Good||19||20|