Vikings-Lions Capsule

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MINNESOTA (3-2) at DETROIT (1-5)

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OPENING LINE - Vikings by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Vikings 4-1, Lions 1-5

SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 70-36-2

LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Lions 26-16, Sept. 20, 2014

LAST WEEK - Vikings beat Chiefs 16-10; Lions beat Bears 37-34, OT

AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 10, Lions No. 28





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Vikings have won 24 of 32 in series since 2000. ... Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer is 0-3 on road against NFC North teams. ... RB Adrian Peterson had 134 yards rushing and 29 carries, season highs, last month at home against Lions. ... Peterson averaging 86.4 yards rushing this year, second in NFL. ... Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater completed 14 of season-low 18 passes, threw for TD, ran for score and had second-highest career rating in last game against Detroit. ... Minnesota WR Stefon Diggs, fifth-round pick from Maryland, has 13 receptions and 216 yards receiving in first two games. ... Vikings LB Eric Kendricks had 13 tackles, tying team's rookie record, last week against Kansas City. ... Minnesota safety Harrison Smith only NFL player since 2012 with at least 11 INTs and four sacks. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford threw for 400-plus yards last week for seventh time, passing Peyton Manning and trailing only Dan Marino (10) for most 400-yard passing games in first seven seasons. ... Detroit WR Calvin Johnson had 166 yards receiving, doubling previous season high, and has NFL-record 87.1 yards receiving average among players with at least 100 games. ... Lions WR Lance Moore has 11 receptions, 161 yards receiving and two TDs in two games after slow start. ... Theo Riddick has 33 receptions, most by Lions RB through six games since James Jones had 34 in 1984. ... Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah among league leaders with five sacks and had at least seven in first two seasons. ... Detroit LB Stephen Tulloch made team-high 13 tackles against Bears, nearly 11 months after tearing left ACL while celebrating on field. Fantasy Tip: Stafford, coming off eighth game with four-plus TD passes, might have his groove back after getting benched. He has thrown 16 TDs, just five INTs and is averaging 257 yards passing in 11 starts against Vikings. One-dimensional Lions need Stafford to throw a lot.


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