NEW YORK GIANTS (2-1) at MINNESOTA (3-0)
Monday, 8:30 p.m. EDT, ESPN
OPENING LINE - Vikings by 3+
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RECORD VS. SPREAD - Giants 0-2-1, Vikings 3-0
SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 15-12
LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Giants 49-17, Dec. 27, 2015
LAST WEEK - Giants lost to Redskins 29-27; Vikings beat Panthers 22-10
AP PRO32 RANKING - Giants No. 11, Vikings No. 3
GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (19), PASS (5).
GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (5), PASS (15).
VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (32), PASS (28).
VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (7), PASS (9).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Vikings have won five of last seven in series. ... Giants will play away from home for 17th time in last 21 Monday night appearances, stretch beginning with 28-16 loss to Vikings at Metrodome on Nov. 19, 2001. ... Giants have seven turnovers and only one takeaway, recovery of muffed punt on special teams. ... Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. missed matchup at Minnesota last year due to suspension. ... Uncertainty abounds at RB for Giants, with Shane Vereen (triceps) out for season and Rashad Jennings (thumb) having missed last game. Orleans Darkwa, Bobby Rainey and rookie Paul Perkins are next in line. ... In seven career starts vs. Vikings, Giants QB Eli Manning has five TDs, 14 interceptions, 54.1 completion percentage and 54.8 passer rating with 2-5 record. Five interceptions have been returned for TDs. ... First Monday night home game for Vikings since Dec. 20, 2010, 40-14 loss to Bears at University of Minnesota after Metrodome collapse forced venue change. That was QB Brett Favre's final NFL game. ... Vikings QB Sam Bradford, with Eagles last season, passed for 320 yards and two TDs in last meeting vs. Giants on Jan. 3, 2016. ... Vikings PR Marcus Sherels had 54-yard TD return last week vs. Panthers. He had 86-yard TD return vs. Giants on Oct. 21, 2013. ... Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has 14 catches for 166 yards and two TDs. He's third in franchise history in TE receptions (196), trailing Steve Jordan (498) and Visanthe Shiancoe (208). ... Fantasy Tip: Vikings lead NFL in turnover margin (plus-8) and sacks (15). So might be good play vs. Giants considering recent history in this rivalry.
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