1:00 PM ET, October 11, 2009
Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, MO
ST. LOUIS -- A 40-year-old in pink cleats was good enough to beat the St. Louis Rams.OK, so maybe it wasn't any 40-year-old. It was Brett Favre, and it doesn't seem to matter what color his cleats are.Favre threw for 232 yards and a touchdown a day after a milestone birthday, leading the undefeated Minnesota Vikings to a 38-10 rout over the hapless and helpless Rams on Sunday.
40-year-old Favre great late
Brett Favre was almost perfect in the second half. With a 17-3 lead at halftime, Favre was able to pick his spots in the second half and did so with great success.
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-- ESPN Stats and Information
• Brett Favre moved to 5-0 for the first time in his NFL career, and the Vikings are 5-0 for the first time since 2003, when they started 6-0.
• Adrian Peterson scored two rushing touchdowns for the eighth time in his career. That's the most in the NFL since Peterson entered the league in 2007.
• Visanthe Shiancoe has a receiving touchdown in three of his last four games.
• The Rams have scored just 44 points in their five games this season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Minnesota has gone 28 games without allowing a 100-yard rusher after holding Jackson to 84 yards on 21 carries. The Vikings haven't allowed a TD rushing. ... The Vikings have won six straight on the road, dating to last season.
ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 11: Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings during pregame warm-ups before the...(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from Penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||7.1||5.7|
Comp - Att
Yards per pass
Sacks - Yards Lost
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||4-4||0-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|TD||10:17||Adrian Peterson 5 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||7||0|
|TD||08:00||Jared Allen 52 Yd Fumble Return (Ryan Longwell Kick)||14||0|
|FG||07:38||Josh Brown 29 Yd||14||3|
|FG||05:34||Ryan Longwell 47 Yd||17||3|
|TD||09:15||Visanthe Shiancoe 13 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell Kick)||24||3|
|TD||10:01||Adrian Peterson 7 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||31||3|
|TD||06:45||Donnie Avery 27 Yd Pass From Marc Bulger (Josh Brown Kick)||31||10|
|TD||01:55||Chester Taylor 1 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||38||10|
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