Vikings vs Lions NFL Week Seven Capsule

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (3-2) AT DETROIT LIONS (1-5)

SERIES

  VIKINGS LIONS
SERIES LEADER 70-36-2  
STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike Zimmer: 1-2 Jim Caldwell: 2-1
LAST WEEK W 16-10 vs. Chiefs W 37-34 (OT) vs. Bears
LAST GAME 9/20/15: Lions 16 at Vikings 26. Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson rushes for 134 yards. Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater passes for 153 & TD and adds rushing TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/14/14: Lions 16, Vikings 14. Detroit QB Matthew Stafford passes for 153 yards & TD. Lions WR Golden Tate has 7 catches for 38 yards & TD.
REFEREE Ed Hochuli
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Min.), 113 (Det.). XM: 229 (Det.).

STATS

PASSING Bridgewater: 94-146-1023-3-4-80.4 Stafford: 153-237-1610-10-9-82.4
RUSHING Peterson: 101-432-4.3-3 Abdullah (R): 54-179-3.3-1
RECEIVING Wallace: 22-256-11.6-1 C. Johnson: 38 (T3C)-488-12.8-2
OFFENSE 305.6 358.7
TAKE/GIVE +3 -8
DEFENSE 351.8 386.8
SACKS Griffen: 3 Ansah: 5 (T2C)
INTs 4 tied: 1 Quin: 2
PUNTING Locke: 42.4 Martin: 46.0
KICKING Walsh: 36 (9/10 PAT; 9/11 FG) Prater: 30 (12/13 PAT; 6/6 FG)

NOTES

VIKINGS: In Week 2 vs. Det, QB TEDDY BRIDGWATER had 120.6 rating & scored 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush). Has won past 2 division starts & has 103.1 rating…RB ADRIAN PETERSON has 1,646 scrimmage yards (126.6 per game), 1,392 rush yards (107.1 per game) & 12 TDs (11 rush, 1 rec.) in 13 career meetings. Has 8 100-yard rush games vs. Det. Since entering NFL in 2007, leads NFL with 10,622 rush yards & 89 rush TDs. Averages 97.4 rush yards per game in career. FB ZACH LINE scored 1st career TD in Week 2…Since 2009, WR MIKE WALLACE is 1 of 2 in NFL with 6,000+ rec. yards (6,090), 45+ rec. TDs (48) & 15+ rec. avg. (15.3). Rookie WR STEFON DIGGS had 7 catches for 129 yards last week, both career-highs. TE KYLE RUDOLPH had TD catch last week. Had TD in Week 2…Rookie LB ERIC KENDRICKS leads team with 29 tackles & aims for 3rd in row with sack. S HARRISON SMITH is 2nd on team with 28 tackles followed by LB ANTHONY BARR (27). DE EVERSON GRIFFEN has 6 sacks in past 7 vs. Det. Has 13 sacks in past 16…LIONS:

QB MATTHEW STAFFORD has 16 TDs vs. 5 INTs in 11 career starts vs. Min. Last week, passed for 405 yards, 4 TDs & 117.7 rating…RB THEO RIDDICK leads NFL RBs with 33 catches. RB AMEER ABDULLAH is 1 of 3 NFL rookies with both rush TD & rec. TD. In past 2 at home vs. Min., RB JOIQUE BELL has 195 scrimmage yards (97.5 per game) & 2 TDs…WR CALVIN JOHNSON had 12 catches for 207 yards & TD in 11/11/12 meeting, 1 of 5 200-yard games, tied for most in NFL history. Since 2011, leads NFL with 6,702 rec. yards & 103.1 rec. yards per game. WR GOLDEN TATE aims for 4th in row vs. Min. with 6+ catches. WR LANCE MOORE aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. Had 106 yards last week. TE ERIC EBRON had TD catch in Week 2…DE EZEKIEL ANSAH has 3 sacks, FF & FR in past 3. S GLOVER QUIN has INT in 3 of past 5 vs. Min. Has INT in 4 of past 6 at home. S JAMES IHEDIGBO had 2 FFs in Week 2 meeting.

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