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Notebook: A Convincing Statistic

Brad Childress

The Vikings' running game may not be gaining big yardage, but head coach Brad Childress referenced a statistician and one of his key markers to explain why the head coach isn't overly concerned. Plus, get 40 game-day notes and statistical insights from the Vikings' 30-7 win over Baltimore.

Vikings fans may not know who Bud Goode is, but coach Brad Childress does. Childress referenced Goode in his post-game press conference when asked about the early futility of the Vikings' first-team rushing stats when the team hands the ball to Chester Taylor on first down. It was pointed out that Taylor has 17 carries on first downs in the first three games. Of those carries, only two...

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