Detroit at Minnesota NFL Capsule Week 3

DETROIT LIONS (2-0) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (0-2)

SERIES

LIONS VIKINGS
SERIES LEADER   66-31-2
STREAKS   16 of past 18
COACHES VS. OPP. Schwartz: 1-3 Frazier: 0-1
LAST WEEK W 48-3 vs. Chiefs L 24-20 vs. Buccaneers
LAST GAME 1/2/11: Vikings 13 at Lions 20. Detroit WR Nate Burleson records 6 catches for 83 yards & 1 TD as Lions race to 13-0 lead en route to division win.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/26/10: Vikings 24, Lions 10. Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson rushes for 160 yards & 2 TDs, including 80-yard score in 3rd quarter.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 135 (Det.), 85 (Min.).  XM: 231 (Min.).

STATS

PASSING Stafford: 47-72-599-7 (T1L)-2-112.0 (3C) McNabb: 25-45-267-1-1-71.3
RUSHING Best: 37-129-3.5-1 Peterson: 41-218 (1C)-5.3-2 (T2L)
RECEIVING Burleson: 12-153-12.8-0 Harvin: 9-83-9.2-0
OFFENSE 421.0 292.5
TAKE/GIVE +6 (1L) +1
DEFENSE 291.0 (2C) 371.0
SACKS Vanden Bosch: 2 J. Allen: 1.5
INTs Houston: 2 (T1L) 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Donahue (R): 44.7 Kluwe: 45.4
KICKING Hanson: 21 (T2L) (9/9 PAT; 4/4 FG) Longwell: 13 (4/4 PAT; 3/3 FG)

NOTES

LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD had 4 pass TDs last week, 3rd time in 1st 15 career starts he passed for 4+ TD. Only 2nd player in NFL history (HOFer FRAN TARKENTON) to accomplish feat…In 5 career Sept. games, RB JAHVID BEST has 544 scrimmage yards (108.8 per game; 253 rush, 291 rec.) & 7 TDs (5 rush, 2 rec.) …WR CALVIN JOHNSON ties for NFL lead with 4 rec. TDs. Since start of 2008, Johnson has 33 rec. TDs, most in NFL. In past 2 vs. Min., WR NATE BURLESON has 12 catches for 183 yards (91.5 per game) & TD. TE TONY SCHEFFLER has 20 receptions for 162 yards & 2 TDs in past 3 vs. Min. Aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. Rookie WR TITUS YOUNG had career-high 5 catches & 89 yards last week…DT NDAMUKONG SUH had sack in last meeting. DE CLIFF AVRIL has 2.5 sacks in past 3 vs. Min. Aims for 4th meeting in row with 0.5+ sack. CB CHRIS HOUSTON aims for 3rd in row with INT…K JASON HANSON set NFL record by playing in 297th game with 1 club. Became 7th player in NFL history with 1,900 (1,911) points…VIKINGS: In 3 career games vs. Det., QB DONOVAN MC NABB has completed 67 of 98 (68.4 pct.) for 947 yards with 7 TDs vs. 1 INT for 118.9 rating. In 9/23/07 meeting (with Phi.), completed 21 of 26 (80.8 pct.) for 381 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 158.3 rating. Incl. playoffs, when McNabb has 100+ rating (min. 10 att.), his teams are 46-3 (.939)…RB ADRIAN PETERSON had 120 yards & 2 TDs last week to set franchise record with 54 career rush TDs. Has rushed for 520 yards (130 per game) & 6 TDs in 4 home games vs. Det. Aims for 5th in row at home vs. Lions with 100+ yards. RB TOBY GERHART had 78 yards on 3 touches (26 per touch) last week…WR-KR PERCY HARVIN had 24-yard TD catch in last home game vs. Det. Has 14 catches in past 2 meetings. Has 7 TDs (6 rec., 1 rush) in division games… DE JARED ALLEN had 36-yard INT-TD in last meeting. Has 6.5 sacks in 7 games vs. Det. Since entering NFL in 2004, has NFL-best 84.5 sacks. Has 6.5 sacks in past 6 at home. CB ANTOINE WINFIELD had INT in last home game vs. Det.


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