Post Game Notes from Vikings vs. 49ers Game at the Metrodome
Christian Ponder continues to grow into his role as the quarterback of the future for the Minnesota Vikings, and his performance in the 24-13 win over the San Francisco 49ers included a few highlights such as his first NFL rushing touchdown. Here’s a rundown of of game notes and highlights from the game:
Christian Ponder’s 23-yard rushing touchdown was the first he’s scored as an NFL player. The length of this run is the 5th longest scoring run by a Vikings quarterback. The rundown of scoring rushes by Vikings quarterbacks goes as follows:
- Joe Webb – 65 yards (12/11/2011 @Detroit)
- Fran Tarkenton – 52 yards (11/5/1961 @ Los Angeles)
- Daunte Culpepper – 33 yards (10/14/2001 vs. Detroit)
- Daunte Culpepper – 27 yards (10/9/2000 vs. Tampa Bay)
- Christian Ponder – 23 yards (9/23/2012 vs. San Francisco)
This same scoring play by Ponder is also the first rushing touchdown allowed by the 49ers in the 2012 season
Blair Walsh set a team record for most 50+ yard field goals after hitting his third in today’s game. He’s hit from 55, 51, and 52 consecutively. Walsh is also a perfect 7 for 7 on field goals through the regular season.
Kyle Rudolph tied a team record for most touchdowns in a game by a tight end, scoring two in this game. The first was in the first quarter from 1 yard out of the endzone in the first quarter and the second was from 2 yards out of the endzone in the fourth quarter.
Josh Robinson recorded his first interception of his NFL career.
The Vikings have now won 5 straight against the 49ers at the Metrodome. This brings their all-time series record to an even 22-22-1.