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Blast from the Past: Ravens vs. Vikings

A look back at the last time the Ravens played the Vikings.

Brett Favre celebrating after throwing a touchdown pass to Visanthe Shiancoe
Brett Favre celebrating after throwing a touchdown pass to Visanthe Shiancoe
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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.

Main Headline:

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.

Summary:

The Baltimore Ravens came into Minnesota to try and end the Vikings hot 5-0 start to the season, but Adrian Peterson and Brett Favre had other plans.

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.

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