The Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings have played four times in the regular season since 1996. The series is currently tied, 2-2. That will all change on Sunday, when the Vikings head to Baltimore for round five of the series.
Here is a look at the last time the two teams played:
October 18th, 2009 -- Ravens @ Vikings -- Week 6
Score: Vikings win, 33-31.
ESPN: Vikings survive as Ravens miss 44-yard field goal to end rally.
Ravens' Notable Performances:
- Joe Flacco: 28/43 with 385 yards and two touchdowns.
- Ray Rice: 10 carries for 77 yards and two touchdowns. 10 receptions for 117 yards.
- Derrick Mason: 7 receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown.
- Mark Clayton: 3 receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown.
- Ray Lewis: 8 tackles and a sack.
- Tavares Gooden: 8 tackles.
The Vikings started off the first quarter by scoring two touchdowns off of Brett Favre passes to Visanthe Shiancoe and Bernard Berrian. Minnesota would lead at halftime, 14-3.
In the third quarter, the Vikings scored a field goal to make it 17-3, but a Ray Rice touchdown would inch the Ravens closer to the Vikings, 17-10.
Ryan Longwell would hit another field goal for Minnesota, making it 20-10 at the end of the third. In the fourth, it would be a whole different ballgame.
To start off the scoring in the fourth, Shiancoe caught a touchdown pass from Favre to give the Vikings a comfortable lead, 27-10. Soon after, Mark Clayton would catch a 32-yard touchdown from Joe Flacco to make it a 10-point game.
Unfortunately for Baltimore, the Vikings would hit another field goal, giving them a 30-17 lead.
Less than a minute later, Derrick Mason took a short pass and turned it into seven points for the Ravens, making it a one possession game. Then, Ray Rice would put his running ability to the test with a 33-yard touchdown run to give the Ravens their first lead of the game.
Ryan Longwell would kick a field goal to give Minnesota a 33-31 lead late in the fourth. It was time for Joe Flacco to play hero, attempting to lead his team down the field for a victory. He did it perfectly, setting up Steven Hauschka for a possible 44-yard game-winning field goal. Unfortunately, it was wide left, giving the Vikings a 33-31 win, as the Ravens' rally fell slightly short.
- Watch the highlights here, on NFL.com.