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NFL : ATS Matchup
Sunday 10/1/2017Line$ LineOU LineScore




DETROIT (2 - 1) at MINNESOTA (2 - 1)
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Week 4 Sunday, 10/1/2017 1:00 PM
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DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games2-1+1.42-12-128.313.0316.0(5.1)0.721.012.3335.7(5.6)2.7
Road Games1-0+1.31-00-124.017.0257.0(4.8)
Last 3 Games2-1+1.42-12-128.313.0316.0(5.1)0.721.012.3335.7(5.6)2.7
Dome Games1-1+0.11-12-030.511.0345.5(5.2)0.526.515.0368.5(5.7)3.5
DETROIT - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)28.313.017.331:1126-97(3.7)23-3664.5%219(6.1)62-316(5.1)(11.2)
Opponents Defensive Avg.23.610.719.431:2726-108(4.1)23-3664.0%214(6)62-322(5.2)(13.7)
Offense Road Games24.017.012.032:4732-138(4.3)15-2171.4%119(5.7)53-257(4.8)(10.7)
Defense (All Games)21.012.321.328:4921-86(4)24-3863.5%250(6.5)60-336(5.6)(16)
Opponents Offensive Avg.20919.329:4621-75(3.6)25-3865.8%270(7.1)59-346(5.9)(17.3)
Defense Road Games10.07.014.027:1318-62(3.4)22-3268.7%208(6.5)50-270(5.4)(27)
DETROIT - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
Stats For (All Games)
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.
Stats For (Road Games)
Stats Against (All Games) 12-538.9%1-033.3%2-40(24.2)2-16(9.4)7-58
Opponents Avg. Stats For10.11.1 13-539.8%1-025.0%2-36(20.1)9-1(6.3)7-63
Stats Against (Road Games) 12-433.3%2-00.0%1-21(21)2-9(4.5)7-50

MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games2-1+12-12-124.013.3400.3(6.3)0.320.77.7340.3(5.9)1.0
Home Games2-0+22-02-031.518.5482.0(7.3)
Last 3 Games2-1+12-12-124.013.3400.3(6.3)0.320.77.7340.3(5.9)1.0
Dome Games2-0+22-02-031.518.5482.0(7.3)
MINNESOTA - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)24.013.320.731:3329-115(4)24-3469.9%285(8.3)63-400(6.3)(16.7)
Opponents Defensive Avg.21.112.320.931:2627-107(3.9)24-3569.1%259(7.5)62-366(5.9)(17.4)
Offense Home Games31.518.524.034:3133-127(3.8)26-3280.0%355(10.9)66-482(7.3)(15.3)
Defense (All Games)20.77.720.328:2721-63(3)26-3769.6%278(7.4)58-340(5.9)(16.5)
Opponents Offensive Avg.22.912.72029:4522-79(3.6)24-3665.3%257(7.1)58-336(5.8)(14.7)
Defense Home Games18.04.519.525:2915-43(2.9)27-3871.4%300(7.8)53-343(6.4)(19.1)
MINNESOTA - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
Stats For (All Games)
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.
Stats For (Home Games)
Stats Against (All Games) 10-326.7%0-00.0%3-60(22.6)1-0(-0.3)8-54
Opponents Avg. Stats For0.70.41.1 12-438.2%0-050.0%2-40(22)11-1(8)6-51
Stats Against (Home Games) 8-229.4%0-00.0%3-68(22.7)0-0(0)6-44
Average power rating of opponents played: DETROIT 24,  MINNESOTA 21.7
DETROIT - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
9/18/2017@ NY GIANTS24-10W3W42.5U32-13815-21-119118-6222-32-2081
10/1/2017@ MINNESOTA            
10/15/2017@ NEW ORLEANS            

MINNESOTA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
9/11/2017NEW ORLEANS29-19W-3W47.5O30-12927-32-341021-6027-37-2840
9/17/2017@ PITTSBURGH9-26L8L43.5U20-9120-38-146132-10223-35-2330
9/24/2017TAMPA BAY34-17W-1W41O37-12525-33-36909-2628-40-3163
10/9/2017@ CHICAGO            
10/15/2017GREEN BAY            
10/29/2017@ CLEVELAND            
DETROIT: QB Matthew Stafford was playing at an MVP level before injuring his throwing hand in Week 14, leading Detroit to a record eight comeback victories. His supporting cast is mediocre, as WRs Marvin Jones and Golden Tate are better suited to ancillary roles and TE Eric Ebron is still a work in progress. RBs Ameer Abdullah and Zach Zenner are a lackluster pair of runners, though Theo Riddick is one the league's top pass-catching RBs. Detroit's defense struggled mightily against the pass, allowing the highest opponent QB Rating and recording the third-fewest sacks. DE Kerry Hyder performed well last season while DE Ziggy Ansah posted a career-low two sacks after amassing 30 in his first three seasons. The secondary and linebacking groups are also thin on production, though first-round draft pick LB Jarrad Davis could be a difference maker up the middle.
MINNESOTA: No team had a more glaring weakness in one unit than the Vikings did at offensive line last season. Free agent OTs Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers are huge upgrades. QB Sam Bradford is an accurate-but-conservative passer, and while his WR group is weak, maybe improved blocking will allow him to make more big plays. Rookie RB Dalvin Cook is a special talent who should be the focal point of the offense before long. DEs Danielle Hunter, Everson Griffen and Brian Robison combined for 28 sacks last season on the league's 3rd ranked defense, while DTs Linval Joseph and Shariff Floyd are space-eaters in the run game. In the secondary, S Harrison Smith and CB Xavier Rhodes are among the top performers at their positions, the latter allowing a league-best 42% completion percentage and 39.2 QB Rating on passes thrown his way last year.
With Keenum or Bradford, Vikings plan to be ready for Lions

MINNEAPOLIS -- As the Minnesota Vikings waded through the uncertainty at quarterback, Case Keenum gave the team a big lift in last week's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Keenum matched Sam Bradford's stellar Week 1 performance with a 75.8 completion percentage, 369 passing yards and three touchdowns without a turnover.

Bradford, in winning player of the week, threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns without a turnover in Week 1 with an 84.4 completion percentage.

Statistically, it has been impossible to tell the difference between the two quarterbacks in two home games. Their teammates have only noticed a slight difference.

"I made a joke, I think the only difference is that you can see Sam in the pocket, and you can't see Case very well back there," tight end Kyle Rudolph said jokingly to the team's website. "But no, they both throw great balls.

"They both had incredible success throwing the football, and when we block teams up and let them sit back there with time, we have guys on the outside that are going to get open."

Bradford has missed the past two games with an unspecified knee injury. He was held out Wednesday as Minnesota (2-1) returned to practice in preparation for Sunday's home game against the Detroit Lions (2-1).

"I'm giving him the day off today, but we are doing everything we can to get him ready to play Sunday," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. "We are just giving him one more day to rest."

No matter who has been at quarterback, Minnesota's offense hasn't missed a beat and surprisingly sits second in the league in total yards with 400.3 per game.

The Vikings' maligned offensive line -- with former Detroit draft pick Riley Reiff at left tackle -- has given up the fourth-fewest sacks per pass play in the NFL.

Rookie running back Dalvin Cook is second in the league with 288 rushing yards. Receivers Adam Thielen (299 yards) and Stefon Diggs (293 yards) are second and third, respectively, in the league in receiving yardage.

"They are taking shots and throwing the ball down the field and giving those guys opportunities to make plays," Detroit safety Glover Quin told the team's website. "A lot of time in the past they were a bunch of quick throws, short throws, but they are throwing the ball down the field and those guys are making plays, so you have to expect that to continue."

The Lions are known as the big-play offense of the two familiar NFC North opponents. But Detroit has been efficient offensively without big games from quarterback Matt Stafford and has been strong defensively.

Just 17th in the NFL in offensive yards per game, the Lions are seventh in the league in points per game.

"They are running the ball good," Zimmer said of Detroit. "The two running backs they have are very explosive and quick. Matt Stafford scrambles around a lot. He is averaging eight yards per carry. They have weapons on the outside and their tight ends are good, so it is a good football team."

One reason the Lions haven't compiled league-leading yardage totals is the work of the defense. Detroit is tied for second in the NFL with eight takeaways, including seven interceptions.

The takeaways have helped the Lions to an NFL-best plus-six turnover-margin.

"They do a good job of getting pressure on the quarterback," Zimmer said. "They play tight in coverage. They are very well coached scheme-wise, fundamentally sound, and they are around the football so they end up getting a lot of picks."

While Bradford's status is likely to linger to the end of the week, Detroit is also dealing with its own injury concerns.

Starting defensive end Ziggy Ansah (knee) and guard T.J. Lang (fibula) didn't practice Wednesday. Rookie linebacker Jarrad Davis (concussion), starting safeties Quin (knee) and Tavon Wilson (shoulder), and center Travis Swanson were all limited in practice.

Sunday marks the first division game for each team. The Lions have had the better of the recent meetings, winning eight of the past 14 games between the teams, including a sweep last season.

The two wins last year were by a combined nine points and only four of the past 14 games between the teams have been decided by double digits.

"We're going to have to play better than we did last week, I think, offensively in order for us to beat these guys on the road," Lions receiver Golden Tate told the team's website.

Minnesota is allowing the third-fewest rushing yards per game this season and came through with its first three takeaways of the season in beating Tampa Bay.

"Everything you want out a defense, they do," Stafford told the team's website, adding, "Not a whole lot of blown assignments on film. ... They're in the right place at the right time. They know how to make in-game, in-play adjustments.

"They play fast and physical. Everything you'd want out of a defense, they do."

Last Updated: 7/19/2018 2:47:14 PM EST

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