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NFL Week 7 Capsule – Vikings At Bills

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (2-4) AT BUFFALO BILLS (3-3)

SERIES

VIKINGS BILLS
SERIES LEADER 8-4
STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Zimmer: 0-0 Marrone: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 17-3 vs. Lions L 37-22 vs. Patriots
LAST GAME 12/5/10: Bills 14 at Vikings 38. Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson rushes for 107 yards & 3 TDs, including 43-yard score. Vikings WR Sidney Rice adds 105 receiving yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/1/06: Bills 17, Vikings 12. Buffalo RB Willis McGahee rushes for 78 yards & TD. Buffalo WR Lee Evans catches 7 passes for 92 yards & WR Peerless Price records receiving TD.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Tim Brando, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Peter Schrager (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 102 (Min.), 139 (Buf.). XM: 225 (Buf.).

STATS

PASSING Bridgewater (R): 54-87-655-0-3-70.8 Orton: 54-81-607-3-2-90.9
RUSHING Asiata: 64-226-3.5-3 (T2C) Spiller: 68-234-3.4-0
RECEIVING Jennings: 20-268-13.4-1 Jackson (RB): 30-245-8.2-1
OFFENSE 314.7 327.0
TAKE/GIVE -5 +3
DEFENSE 332.0 (3C) 336.7
SACKS Griffen: 4 Dareus: 5 (T3C)
INTs
  1. Smith: 3 (T1L)
McKelvin: 2 (T1C)
PUNTING Locke: 44.4 Schmidt: 43.9
KICKING Walsh: 42 (9/9 PAT; 11/13 FG) Carpenter: 48 (9/9 PAT; 13/15 FG)

NOTES

VIKINGS: Rookie QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER makes 1st career road start. In 1st 3 games (2 starts), has completed 62.1 pct. (54 of 87) & has 7.53 avg. gain…RB JERICK MC KINNON has 206 rush yards, 2nd most by NFC rookie. Averaging 5.0 yards per carry, 2nd highest by NFL rookie with 200+ yards. Had career-high 6 receptions last week. RB MATT ASIATA has 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in past 5 games. WR-KR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON has TD in 6 of past 11 (4 rush, 3 rec.). In past 3 vs. AFC, has 2 TDs (1 rec., 1 rush) & averages 57 yards per TD. WR GREG JENNINGS leads club with 20 receptions & 268 rec. yards…DE EVERSON GRIFFEN has 6.5 sacks in past 8. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. CB CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN has 41-yard INT-TD & 2 sacks in past 2 vs. AFC. S HARRISON SMITH has INT in 2 of past 3. Leads team with 3 INTs, incl. 81-yard INT-TD. 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. LB JASPER BRINKLEY had sack last week. DT TOM JOHNSON has career-high 3 sacks, tied for 2nd most by NFC DT…BILLS:  In 2 starts with Bills, QB KYLE ORTON has completed 54 of 81 (66.7 pct.) for 607 yards with 3 TDs for 90.9 rating. In last home game vs. Min. (10/19/08 w/ Chi.), passed for 283 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 114.5 rating…In past 6 vs. NFC, RB C.J. SPILLER has 520 scrimmage yards (438 rush, 82 rec.) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.). RB FRED JACKSON scored 29th career rush TD last week, tying WRAY CARLTON for 4th in club history. Leads AFC RBs with 30 catches…WR SAMMY WATKINS (No. 4 overall) has 26 catches & 311 rec. yards, tied for most among AFC rookies, with 2 TDs. Last week, TE SCOTT CHANDLER had 6 rec. for career-high 105 yards. WR CHRIS HOGAN had career-highs in catches (5) & yards (72) & scored 1st career TD vs. NE …DE MARIO WILLIAMS has 11.5 sacks in past 9 vs. NFC. DT MARCELL DAREUS has 5 sacks in past 4. Rookie LB PRESTON BROWN (Rd. 3, No. 73 overall) leads team with 45 tackles.


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