MINNESOTA (2-1) at DENVER (3-0)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE – Broncos by 5
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Vikings 2-1, Broncos 3-0
SERIES RECORD – Vikings lead 7-6
LAST MEETING – Broncos beat Vikings 35-32, Dec. 4, 2011
LAST WEEK – Vikings beat Chargers 31-14; Broncos beat Lions 24-12
AP PRO32 RANKING – Vikings No. 11, Broncos No. 3
VIKINGS OFFENSE – OVERALL (29), RUSH (3), PASS (32).
VIKINGS DEFENSE – OVERALL (18), RUSH (24), PASS (16).
BRONCOS OFFENSE – OVERALL (30), RUSH (31), PASS (18).
BRONCOS DEFENSE – OVERALL (1), RUSH (6), PASS (1).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Only game this weekend that pits two teams with winning records. … QB Teddy Bridgewater has won three of last four starts. … RB Adrian Peterson coming off 126-yard rushing performance against San Diego that included two TDs, his first scores since Nov. 24, 2013. … LB Chad Greenway had 91-yard pick-6 last week. … DE Everson Griffen has 13 sacks in his last 15 games. … S Harrison Smith leads team with 23 tackles. … LB Anthony Barr had sack last week and is second on club with 20 tackles. …. Gary Kubiak is third coach in Broncos history to start 3-0 in first year, joining Red Miller (1977) and Josh McDaniels (2009). … OLB DeMarcus Ware coming off first career defensive player of month honor in 11-year NFL career. Ware is only player in league with sack in each game this season and leads NFL with 11 QB hits. Ware helped lead NFL’s No. 1 ranked defense (259 yards per game) in September and tied for first in AFC and ranked second in NFL with 3 1-2 sacks in three games. … Peyton Manning is 3-0 vs. Minnesota with nine TDs and three INTs. Last week he joined Brett Favre (6,300) as only players with 6,000 completions. … Since entering NFL in 2010, Demaryius Thomas has 42 TD catches, most among AFC wide receivers. … Fantasy Tip: Denver RB C.J. Anderson has seven TD runs in last four home games.
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