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Vikings vs Panthers NFL Week Three Capsule



STREAKS 4 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike Zimmer: 1-0 Ron Rivera: 1-2
LAST WEEK W 17-14 vs. Green Bay W 46-27 vs. San Francisco
LAST GAME 11/30/14: Panthers 13 at Vikings 31. Minnesota QB Teddy Bridgewater throws 2 TD passes. Vikings return 2 blocked punts for TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/30/11: Vikings 24, Panthers 21. Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson rushes for 83 yards with TD & adds 76 rec. yards with TD. Vikings DE Jared Allen has FF & sack.
REFEREE Jerome Boger
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 136 (Min), 83 (Car). XM: 384 (Min), 226 (Car).


PASSING Sam Bradford: 22-31-286-2-0-121.2 (2L) Cam Newton: 42-73-547-5 (T2L)-2-92.7
RUSHING Adrian Peterson: 31-50-1.6-0 Fozzy Whittaker: 19-113-5.9-0
RECEIVING Stefon Diggs: 16 (2L)-285 (1L)-17.8-1 Kelvin Benjamin: 13-199-15.3-3 (T1L)
OFFENSE 292.5 431.0 (2L)
TAKE/GIVE +5 (2L) +1
DEFENSE 289.5 (3L) 304.5
SACKS Danielle Hunter, Linval Joseph: 2 4 tied: 1
INTs Eric Kendricks, Trae Waynes: 1 4 tied: 1
PUNTING Jeff Locke: 38.6 Andy Lee: 53.6 (1L)
KICKING Blair Walsh: 18 (3/4 PAT; 5/7 FG) Graham Gano: 24 (1L) (6/7 PAT; 6/7 FG)


VIKINGS: QB SAM BRADFORD passed for 286 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 121.2 rating in 1st Min start in Week 2…RB ADRIAN PETERSON has 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in 2 career games at Car…WR STEFON DIGGS had 9 receptions for 182 yards & TD last week. Has 285 rec. yards in 2016, 2nd-most through 1st 2 games of season in Min history (GENE WASHINGTON, 324 yards in 1969). TE KYLE RUDOLPH has TD catch in past 2 vs. Car. Had TD in Week 2…DE EVERSON GRIFFEN had 2 sacks in last meeting. Had sack & FF last week. DE DANIELLE HUNTER had sack & FF in Week 2. Has 5.5 sacks in past 6. CB TRAE WAYNES had 1st career INT in Week 2. S ANDREW SENDEJO led team with 11 tackles last week. Has 10+ tackles in 2 of past 3. S HARRISON SMITH had 8 tackles & sack in last meeting…PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON passed for 353 yards & 4 TDs last week. Has 32 career games with both pass TD & rush TD, most in NFL history. Has 20 TDs (17 pass, 3 rush) in past 5 at home…RB FOZZY WHITTAKER had career-high 100 rush yards in Week 2…WR KELVIN BENJAMIN had 7 catches for 108 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 100+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. WR COREY BROWN had rec. TD in last meeting. WR DEVIN FUNCHESS has 4 rec. TDs in past 5 at home. Had TD Catch in Week 2. TE GREG OLSEN had 5 receptions for 122 yards last week, incl. 78-yard TD. Has 6 rec. TDs in past 8 at home…DE CHARLES JOHNSON had FF & sack in last meeting. Had FF in Week 2. LB LUKE KUECHLY had seven tackles & 2 sacks in last meeting. Since entering league in 2012, leads NFL in tackles (612). Had 11 tackles & INT last week. LB SHAQ THOMPSON had 9-yard FR-TD last week, 1st career TD. CB BENE BENWIKERE had FF in last meeting. CB JAMES BRADBERRY had 1st career INT last week.

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