Lions at Vikings NFL Week Two Capsule

DETROIT LIONS (0-1) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (0-1)

SERIES

LIONS VIKINGS
SERIES LEADER 69-36-2
STREAKS 3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Jim Caldwell: 2-0 Mike Zimmer: 0-2
LAST WEEK L 33-28 at Chargers L 20-3 at 49ers
LAST GAME 12/14/14: Vikings 14 at Lions 16. Detroit RB Joique Bell has 103 scrimmage yards (62 rush, 41 rec.). Lions LB DeAndre Levy has game-high 11 tackles.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/12/14: Lions 17, Vikings 3. Detroit RB Bell rushes for 74 yards & TD & RB Theo Riddick has 75 rec. yards & TD catch. Lions LB Tahir Whitehead records 2 INTs.
REFEREE Bill Vinovich
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Sam Rosen, Kirk Morrison, Peter Schrager (field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Det.), 115 (Min.). XM: 230 (Min.).

STATS

PASSING Stafford: 19-30-246-2-2-83.5 Bridgewater: 23-32-231-0-1-79.0
RUSHING Abdullah (R): 7-50-7.1-1 (T2C) Peterson: 10-31-3.1-0
RECEIVING Ebron (TE): 4-53-13.3-1 Wallace: 6-63-10.5-0
OFFENSE 302.0 248.0
TAKE/GIVE +1 0
DEFENSE 483.0 395.0
SACKS Ansah, Hunt: 1 Greenway, Griffen: 0.5
INTs Quin, Slay: 1 (T1L)
PUNTING Martin: 35.2 Locke: 37.5
KICKING Prater: 4 (4/4 PAT; 0/0 FG) Walsh: 3 (0/0 PAT; 1/2 FG)

NOTES

LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD won both starts vs. Min. in 2014. Has 19,158 pass yards since 2011, 2nd most in NFL…RB JOIQUE BELL had 200 scrimmage yards (136 rush, 64 rec.) & rush TD in 2 games vs. Min. last year. Rookie RB AMEER ABDULLAH had 24-yard TD run last week. Had 94 scrimmage yards (50 rush, 44 rec.) & 105 KR yards (35 avg.). RB THEO RIDDICK had 5 catches for 75 yards & TD in last game at Min…WR CALVIN JOHNSON has 19 catches for 315 yards (157.5 per game) & 3 TDs in past 2 at Min. Since 2011, leads NFL with 6,253 rec. yards & 104.2 rec. yards per game. WR GOLDEN TATE had TD in last meeting & has 3 TDs in 4 career meetings. TE ERIC EBRON had TD catch last week…LB DE ANDRE LEVY had 11 tackles in last game vs. Min. Has 7 INTs since 2013, most by NFL LB. S GLOVER QUIN had 1st career INT-TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Min. with INT. Quin (8) & JAMES IHEDIGBO (4) have combined for 12 INTs since start of 2014. DE EZEKIEL ANSAH had 2.5 sacks & FF in last game at Min…VIKINGS: QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER has won 5 of 7 career home starts. In past 3 at home, is 3-0 & has completed 51 of 73 (69.9 pct.) for 656 yards with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 109.2 rating…Since entering NFL in 2007, RB ADRIAN PETERSON leads NFL with 10,221 rush yards & 86 rush TDs. Averages 97.3 rush yards per game in career. In 12 career meetings, has rushed for 1,258 yards (104.8 per game) & 11 TDs, incl. 7 100-yard games…WR MIKE WALLACE has TD in 2 career games vs. Det. Since 2009, is 1 of 3 in NFL with 5,000+ rec. yards (5,897), 45+ rec. TDs (47) & 15+ rec. avg. (15.5). WR-KR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON has 11 career TDs: 5 rec., 4 rush, 2 KR. Had rush & rec. TD in 12/29/13 game vs. Det. TE KYLE RUDOLPH had 20-yard TD in his last home meeting (11/11/12)…DE EVERSON GRIFFEN has 10.5 sacks in past 13. Has 5 sacks in past 6 vs. Det. LB ANTHONY BARR led team with 12 tackles last week.

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