Lions vs Vikings NFL Week 6 Capsule

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

SERIES

LIONS VIKINGS
SERIES LEADER   69-34-2
STREAKS   3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Caldwell: 0-0 Zimmer: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 17-14 vs. Bills L 42-10 at Packers
LAST GAME 12/29/13: Lions 13 at Vikings 14. Minnesota WR Cordarrelle Patterson has 50-yard rushing TD & 8-yard touchdown reception.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/29/13
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Mike Goldberg, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Peter Schrager (Field Reporter). SIRIUS: 93 (Det.), 138 (Min.). XM: 232 (Min.).

STATS

PASSING Stafford: 113-179-1397 (3C)-6-4-89.1 Bridgewater (R): 31-50-467-0-0-92.7
RUSHING Bush: 45-161-3.6-1 Asiata: 62-231-3.7-3 (T2L)
RECEIVING Tate: 31-451 (3C)-14.5-1 Jennings: 17-235-13.8-1
OFFENSE 343.2 335.2
TAKE/GIVE -2 -2
DEFENSE 282.4 (1L) 347.4
SACKS G. Johnson: 2.5 Griffen: 3
INTs 4 tied: 1 H. Smith: 3 (T1L)
PUNTING Martin: 49.2 (3L) Locke: 45.0
KICKING TBD Walsh: 39 (9/9 PAT; 10/12 FG)

NOTES

LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD has 300+ pass yards in 3 of past 4 meetings. Since 2011, ranks 2nd in NFL with 16,052 pass yards…RB REGGIE BUSH had rec. TD in both games vs. Min. last year. Had 256 scrimmage yards (134 rec., 122 rush) in those 2 meetings. RB JOIQUE BELL rushed for career-high 2 TDs vs. Min. (9/8/13)…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 5,485 rec. yards & 107.5 rec. yards per game. In 11/4/12 game vs. Min. (with Sea.), WR GOLDEN TATE had 2 TDs, tied for career-high. Had 7 catches for 134 yards & TD last week, his 2nd consecutive 100-yard game…Defense ranks 1st in NFL (282.4). Pass defense (208) is 2nd in NFC & rush defense (74.4) is 3rd. LB DE ANDRE LEVY had INT in 9/8/13 meeting. Has 7 INTs since 2013, most by NFL LB. Leads team with 51 tackles. CB RASHEAN MATHIS had 41-yard INT-TD last week. Since 2010, DT NDAMUKONG SUHhas 28.5 sacks, tied for 2nd most by NFL DT. DT NICK FAIRLEY has 4 sacks in past 3 meetings & aims for 4th in row vs. Min. with sack…VIKINGS: In Week 4 win vs. Atl., rookie QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER passed for 317 yards & had rush TD in 1st career NFL start. Bridgewater is 1 of 2 QBs with 300+ yards & 0 INTs in 1st career NFL start in past 10 seasons…RB MATT ASIATA rushed for career-high 115 yards in last game vs. Det. In past 2, has rushed for 150 yards (75 per game) & 3 TDs. RB JERICK MC KINNON has 166 rush yards, 2nd most by NFC rookie…WR-KR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had 50-yard rush TD & 8-yard rec. TD in last meeting. Has TD in 6 of past 10 (4 rush, 3 rec.). In 13 career games vs. Det., WR GREG JENNINGS’ team are 11-2 (.846)…DE EVERSON GRIFFEN has 4 sacks in past 4 meetings. Has 5.5 sacks in past 7. DE BRIAN ROBISON has 3 sacks in past 4 home games vs. Det. S HARRISON SMITH aims for 3rd in row with INT. Has 3 INTs in 5 games in 2014, incl. 81-yard INT-TD. CB CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN ties for NFL lead with 4 INT-TDs since 2012. Smith ties for 3rd with 3 INT-TDs. LB ANTHONY BARR has 2 sacks, tied for most by NFL rookie. DT SHARRIF FLOYD had sack last week.


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