MINNESOTA (2-1) at DENVER (3-0)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - Broncos by 5
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RECORD VS. SPREAD - Vikings 2-1, Broncos 3-0
SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 7-6
LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Vikings 35-32, Dec. 4, 2011
LAST WEEK - Vikings beat Chargers 31-14; Broncos beat Lions 24-12
AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 11, Broncos No. 3
VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (3), PASS (32).
VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (24), PASS (16).
BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (31), PASS (18).
BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (6), PASS (1).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Only game this weekend that pits two teams with winning records. ... QB Teddy Bridgewater has won three of last four starts. ... RB Adrian Peterson coming off 126-yard rushing performance against San Diego that included two TDs, his first scores since Nov. 24, 2013. ... LB Chad Greenway had 91-yard pick-6 last week. ... DE Everson Griffen has 13 sacks in his last 15 games. ... S Harrison Smith leads team with 23 tackles. ... LB Anthony Barr had sack last week and is second on club with 20 tackles. .... Gary Kubiak is third coach in Broncos history to start 3-0 in first year, joining Red Miller (1977) and Josh McDaniels (2009). ... OLB DeMarcus Ware coming off first career defensive player of month honor in 11-year NFL career. Ware is only player in league with sack in each game this season and leads NFL with 11 QB hits. Ware helped lead NFL's No. 1 ranked defense (259 yards per game) in September and tied for first in AFC and ranked second in NFL with 3 1-2 sacks in three games. ... Peyton Manning is 3-0 vs. Minnesota with nine TDs and three INTs. Last week he joined Brett Favre (6,300) as only players with 6,000 completions. ... RB C.J. Anderson has seven TD runs in last four home games. ... Since entering NFL in 2010, Demaryius Thomas has 42 TD catches, most among AFC wide receivers.
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