1:00 PM ET, October 11, 2009
Edward Jones Dome, Saint 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.
|1st half||2nd half|
-- 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.
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|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||4-4||0-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|TD||10:23||Adrian Peterson 5 Yard Run (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 80 yds, 4:43
|TD||8:14||Jared Allen 52 Yard Fumble Return (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 32 yds, 2:17
|FG||7:41||Josh Brown 29 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 14 yds, 1:59
|FG||5:40||Ryan Longwell 47 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 27 yds, 2:04
|TD||9:21||Visanthe Shiancoe 13 Yard Pass From Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 90 yds, 3:44
|TD||10:07||Adrian Peterson 7 Yard Run (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 80 yds, 4:48
|TD||6:52||Donnie Avery 27 Yard Pass From Marc Bulger (Josh Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 80 yds, 3:16
|TD||2:00||Chester Taylor 1 Yard Run (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 80 yds, 4:50