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Vikings Road Woes: Haven’t won a road game since….. last visit to Green Bay

October 19, 2010 by  
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Oct 19, 2010 ~ by Tom Pelissero

~It’s been six games and roughly 11½ months since the Minnesota Vikings won a road game.

The losing skid has gone through Arizona to Carolina to Chicago to New Orleans (twice) to New York. On Sunday night, it’ll go back to the site of the Vikings’ last road win — Lambeau Field, where they beat the Green Bay Packers 38-26 last Nov. 1.

“You’ve got to love the road,” coach Brad Childress said on Monday. “You’ve got to love going on the road and banding up all together.

"I'm a little bit reluctant to say I'm excited about going back to Green Bay," Favre said. "It's a challenge that hopefully we live up to."

The only people that are with you are the people that are traveling with you and getting out on that field. It’s a great feeling to go somewhere and make people sit on their hands.”

The streak in no way rivals that of the Detroit Lions, whose 24th consecutive loss away from Ford Field on Sunday tied their own record for road futility. But it’s been a frustrating stretch nonetheless.

It started Dec. 6 against the Cardinals, who won 30-17 on a night Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson shattered a femur and was lost for the season. Two weeks later, there was the 26-7 thrashing against the Panthers in which Childress tried to bench quarterback Brett Favre and was rebuffed.

The Vikings rallied from a 16-point deficit on Dec. 28 against the Bears before falling 36-30 in overtime. Then came the 31-28 NFC championship loss to the Saints, a 14-9 defeat in September’s season-opening rematch and last week’s 29-20 loss to the New York Jets.

Favre’s combined passing line in those games is serviceable — 130-of-219 passing (59.4%), 1,565 yards, nine touchdowns, seven interceptions — but the Vikings are only 4-7 (including playoffs) on the road with him under center, compared to 11-1 at the Metrodome.

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