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Vikings vs Lions Week Four Capsule

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (2-1) AT DETROIT LIONS (1-2)

SERIES

VIKINGS LIONS
SERIES LEADER 66-33-2  
STREAKS 6 of past 9 Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Frazier: 0-3 Schwartz: 3-3
LAST WEEK W 24-13 vs. 49ers L 44-41 (OT) at Titans
LAST GAME 12/11/11: Vikings 28 at Lions 34. Detroit scores 31 1st-half points in division win. LB Stephen Tulloch records FR-TD & CB Alphonso Smith adds INT-TD as Lions defense forces 6 TOs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/11/11
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 106 (Min.), 93 (Det.). XM: 226 (Det.). 

STATS

PASSING Ponder: 68-97-713-4-0-104.9 (3C) Stafford: 84-122-863-3-4-83.5
RUSHING Peterson: 58-230-4.0-2 Smith: 29-115-4.0-1
RECEIVING Harvin: 27 (1L)-277-10.3-0 Johnson: 24 (3L)-369 (1L)-15.4-1
OFFENSE 353.3 436.0 (1C)
TAKE/GIVE 0 -2
DEFENSE 304.3 345.3
SACKS Henderson, Greenway: 2 Suh, C. Williams: 2
INTs Robinson: 1
PUNTING Kluwe: 47.3 Harris (’11 Jax.): 42.7
KICKING Walsh (R): 28 (T3C) (7/7 PAT; 7/7 FG) Hanson: 37 (2L) (7/7 PAT; 10/11 FG)

NOTES

VIKINGS: QB CHRISTIAN PONDER ranks 2nd in NFL with 70.1 comp. pct. (68 of 97) & has not thrown INT. Ranks 3rd in NFC with 104.9 rating. Has 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs in past 2 & also has rush TD…Since entering NFL in 2007, RB ADRIAN PETERSON leads league with 6,982 rush yards & 66 rush TDs. In 9 career meetings, has rushed for 892 yards (99.1 per game) & 8 TDs (5 100-yard games). RB TOBY GERHART had 109 scrimmage yards (90 rush, 19 rec.) & rec. TD in last meeting…In last game vs. Det., WR-KR PERCY HARVIN had 10 catches for 69 yards & TD, 40 rush yards (10 avg.) & 47-yard KR. Leads NFL with 27 catches. TE KYLE RUDOLPH had 2 TD catches last week…DE JARED ALLEN aims for 3rd in row vs. Det. with 3+ sacks. In past 3 meetings, has 6.5 sacks, 36-yard INT-TD & FF. Has 12.5 sacks in 9 games vs. Det. Has 33 sacks in past 28, incl. 21.5 in past 17. Since entering NFL in 2004, has NFL-best 106 sacks. LB CHAD GREENWAY had 2 sacks last week. DT KEVIN WILLIAMS had sack in last meeting…BLAIR WALSH is 1st rookie K in NFL history with 50+ FG in each of team’s 1st 3 games…LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD aims for 3rd win in row vs. Min. In past 2, has completed 52 of 75 (69.3 pct.) for 605 yards (302.5 per game) with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 111.3 rating. Since Dec. 2011, has 2,782 pass yards, most in NFL. Lions are 10-0 when Stafford has 105+ rating…RB MIKEL LE SHOURE rushed for 100 yards & TD last week…In past 6 division games, WR CALVIN JOHNSON has 37 catches for 641 yards (106.8 per game) & 5 TDs. Had 10 catches for 164 yards & TD last week. Since 2008, has 46 TD catches, most in NFL. Since 2010, TE BRANDON PETTIGREW is 3rd among TEs with 170 catches. Had 17 catches for 169 yards (84.5 per game) & TD in 2 meetings last year. WR TITUS YOUNG had career-long 57-yard TD in last meeting. Had 46-yard TD last week…DE CLIFF AVRIL is only NFC player with 10+ sacks (12) & 6+ FFs (6) since 2011. Has 5.5 sacks in past 5 meetings & aims for 6th in row vs. Min. with 0.5+ sack. Had 2 sacks, FF & FR in last meeting. FF was recovered by LB STEPHEN TULLOCH for TD. Since 2010, DT NDAMUKONG SUH has 16 sacks, tied for most by NFL DT.


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