Minnesota Vikings (2-3) at Carolina Panthers (3-2)

SUNDAY, OCT. 17, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM // REFEREE: CRAIG WROLSTAD

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Sara Walsh (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 133 (Min.), 83 (Car.) | XM: 383 (Min.), 225 (Car.) | SXM App: 820 (Min.), 804 (Car.)

 

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Vikings lead all-time series, 9-6
STREAKS: Vikings have won 3 of past 4
LAST GAME: 11/29/20: Panthers 27 at Vikings 28
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/10/17: Panthers 31, Vikings 24

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS  LEADERS  CAROLINA PANTHERS

W 19-17 vs. Detroit LAST WEEK L 21-18 vs. Philadelphia
Mike Zimmer: 3-1 COACH VS. OPP. Matt Rhule: 0-1
22.6/21.8 PTS. FOR/AGAINST 23.0/17.4
382.8 OFFENSE 363.4
Kirk Cousins: 133-191-1,396-10-2-103.7 PASSING Sam Darnold: 120-183-1,366-6-6-85.1
Alexander Mattison: 65-258-4.0-0 RUSHING Chuba Hubbard (R): 56-220-3.9-0
Justin Jefferson: 33-462-14.0-3 RECEIVING DJ Moore: 35-440-12.6-3
368.8 DEFENSE 255.8
Danielle Hunter: 6 SACKS Haason Reddick: 6.5
Three tied: 1 INTs Four tied: 1
0 (4/4) TAKE/GIVE -2 (5/7)
Jordan Berry: 48.7 (44.0) PUNTING (NET) Joseph Charlton: 39.1 (35.8)
Greg Joseph: 41 (11/12 PAT; 10/12 FG) KICKING Zane Gonzalez: 28 (10/11 PAT; 6/8 FG)

VIKINGS NOTES

• QB KIRK COUSINS completed 25 of 34 atts. (73.5 pct.) for 275 yards & TD vs. INT for 94.6 rating last week. Passed for 307 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 115.7 rating in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Car. with 300+ pass yards. Aims for his 5th in row on road with 2+ TDs vs. 0 INTs & 100+ rating.

• RB DALVIN COOK had 82 scrimmage yards (61 rush, 21 rec.) in last meeting. Since 2020, has 1,091 scrimmage yards (121.2 per game) & 11 TDs (10 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 9 on road. Aims for his 9th in row on road with 85+ scrimmage yards. RB ALEXANDER MATTISON had career-high 7 catches, 153 scrimmage yards (113 rush, 40 rec.) & 2nd-career TD catch in Week 5. Is 1 of 2 RBs (DERRICK HENRY) with 2 games of 150+ scrimmage yards in 2021.

• WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON had 7 receptions for team-high 124 rec. yards last week. Has 9 games with 100+ rec. yards since 2020, 2nd-most in NFL (DAVANTE ADAMS – 10). Had 7 catches for 70 yards & 2 rec. TDs in last meeting. WR ADAM THIELEN has 9 rec.
TDs in his past 9 on road & aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD catch. Had 6 catches for 105 yards & rec. TD in last meeting.

• DE DANIELLE HUNTER had 6th sack of season last week. Aims for his 3rd in row overall & 5th in row on road with sack. DE
EVERSON GRIFFEN had 12th-career game with 2+ sacks (2) last week & aims for his 4th in row with sack. Has 6 sacks in his past
4 vs. Car. LB ERIC KENDRICKS had 8 tackles & 1st INT of season last week. Has 12 tackles & INT in last meeting. S HARRISON SMITH aims for his 5th in row with 8+ tackles.

 

CAROLINA PANTHERS

• QB SAM DARNOLD has 275+ pass yards in 4 of his 5 starts in 2021. Leads all QBs with 5 rush TDs this season. Has 95+ rating in 2 of 3 home starts with Car.

• RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY has 2,820 scrimmage yards (148.4 per game) & 21 TDs (16 rush, 5 rec.) in his past 19 at home. Aims
for his 4th in row at home with 135+ scrimmage yards. Has 364 scrimmage yards (121.3 per game) in 3 games in 2021. Rookie RB CHUBA HUBBARD had 5 catches & career-high 134 scrimmage yards (101 rush, 33 rec.) in Week 5, his 1st-career game with 100+ rush yards. Aims for his 4th in row with 70+ scrimmage yards.

• WR DJ MOORE had 5 receptions for 42 yards last week. Aims for his 6th in row at home & 9th in row overall with 5+ receptions. Ranks 4th in NFL with 35 receptions this season. Had 61 rec. yards in last meeting. Since 2019, ranks 5th in NFL with 2,808 rec. yards. WR ROBBY ANDERSON had 94 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting. Rookie TE TOMMY TREMBLE had 1st-career rec. TD in Week 5.

• LB HAASON REDDICK had team-high 8 tackles & 2 sacks in Week 5. Has 1.5+ sacks in 4 of 5 games this season & aims for his 4th in row at home with Car. with 1.5+ sacks. DE BRIAN BURNS has sack in 2 of his past 3 at home. Aims for his 4th in row at home with TFL. CB DONTE JACKSON has 11th-career INT & 2nd-career FF last week. Has PD in 4 of his past 5 at home. S JEREMY CHINN had 3rd-career FR in Week 5.