Vikings vs Broncos NFL Week Four Capsule

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (2-1) AT DENVER BRONCOS (3-0)

SERIES

VIKINGS BRONCOS
SERIES LEADER 7-6  
STREAKS   3 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike Zimmer: 0-0 Gary Kubiak: 0-2
LAST WEEK W 31-14 vs. Chargers W 24-12 at Lions
LAST GAME 12/4/11: Broncos 35 at Vikings 32. Denver WR Demaryius Thomas has 4 receptions for 144 yards & 2 TDs. Broncos RB Willis McGahee rushes for 111 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/30/07: Broncos 22, Vikings 19 (OT). Denver K Jason Elam kicks GW 30-yard FG in OT. Broncos QB Jay Cutler throws for 246 yards & 2 TDs.
REFEREE Walt Coleman
BROADCAST FOX (2:25 PM MT): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (field reporter). Westwood One: Dan Miller, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 113 (Min.), 83 (Den.). XM: 225 (Den.).

STATS

PASSING Bridgewater: 50-74-505-1-2-80.1 Manning: 81-127-755-5-3-83.3
RUSHING Peterson: 59-291 (1L)-4.9-2 (T3C) Hillman: 28-88-3.1-1
RECEIVING Wallace: 12-150-12.5-0 Thomas: 24-268-11.2-1
OFFENSE 294.0 290.7
TAKE/GIVE +3 (T3C) +6 (1L)
DEFENSE 362.3 259.0 (1L)
SACKS Griffen: 3 (T3C) Ware: 3.5 (T2L)
INTs Greenway, Trattou: 1 Talib: 2 (T1L)
PUNTING Locke: 40.8 Colquitt: 46.2
KICKING Walsh: 18 (6/7 PAT; 4/5 FG) McManus: 26 (3C) (8/8 PAT; 6/6 FG)

NOTES

VIKINGS: QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER has won 3 of his past 4 starts. Has posted 90+ rating in 5 of his past 8 starts, incl. 4 games with 100+ rating…RB ADRIAN PETERSON rushed for 126 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 16 40+ yard TD runs, 2nd most in NFL history. Since entering NFL in 2007, leads NFL with 10,481 rush yards & 88 rush TDs. Averages 98 rush yards per game in career…WR MIKE WALLACE has TD in each of 3 career meetings. Since 2009, is 1 of 3 in NFL with 5,000+ rec. yards (5,984), 45+ rec. TDs (47) & 15+ rec. avg. (15.5). WR-KR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON has 11 career TDs: 5 rec., 4 rush, 2 KR. TE KYLE RUDOLPH had TD in only meeting…LB CHAD GREENWAY had 91-yard INT-TD last week. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN has 13 sacks in past 15, incl. 1.5 sacks last week. S HARRISON SMITH leads team with 23 tackles. LB ANTHONY BARR had sack last week & is 2nd on club with 20 tackles…BRONCOS: GARY KUBIAK is 3rd head coach in franchise history to start 3-0 in 1st year with club (RED MILLER, 1977; JOSH

MC DANIELS, 2009)…QB PEYTON MANNING has 3-0 record vs. Min. & has completed 74 of 107 (69.2 pct.) for 862 yards with 9 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 109.6 rating. Last week, completed 31 of 42 (73.8 pct.) for 324 yards & 2 TDs for 101.7 rating & joined BRETT FAVRE (6,300) as only players with 6,000 completions…In past 4 at home, RB C.J. ANDERSON averages 102 scrimmage yards per game & has 7 rush TDs…In past 6, WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS has 45 catches for 621 yards & 2 TDs, incl. 4 100-yard games. Since entering NFL in 2010, has 42 TD catches, most among AFC WRs. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS has 4 TD catches in past 5. TE OWEN DANIELS had TD last week, 1st since joining Den…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 3.5 sacks in past 3, incl. 1.5 vs. Det. Needs 2.5 sacks to pass LESLIE O’NEAL & HOFer LAWRENCE TAYLOR (132.5) for No. 11 all-time. In past 8 vs. NFC, LB VON MILLER has 9 sacks & 3 FF.

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