Vikings-Panthers Capsule

BY AP • December 7, 2017

MINNESOTA (10-2) at CAROLINA (8-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Vikings by 1

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Minnesota 9-4, Carolina 8-4

SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 8-5

LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Panthers 22-10, Sept. 25, 2016

LAST WEEK - Vikings beat Falcons 14-9; Panthers lost to Saints 31-21

AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 2, Panthers No. 8





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Vikings QB Case Keenum has passed for 1,101 yards with 10 TDs and three INTs in last four road games. ... RT Mike Remmers played last season for Carolina and started in Super Bowl in February 2016. ... RB Latavius Murray has 323 yards rushing and four TDs in last four games. ... TE Kyle Rudolph had seven catches for 70 yards and TD in last meeting with Carolina. He has 18 TD catches since 2015, tied for third most among NFL tight ends. ... RB Jerick McKinnon has 421 yards from scrimmage and three TDs in past five road games. ... WR Adam Thielen has 74 catches for 1,056 yards and six TDs. ... DE Everson Griffen has 12 sacks. Griffen had three sacks in last game vs. Carolina. ... DE Danielle Hunter has three sacks and forced fumble in past four games. ... Vikings have best third-down defense in NFL, allowing opponents to convert 27.2 percent. ... Panthers have been outscored 75-58 in fourth quarter. ... QB Cam Newton has four TD passes and no INTs in last two home games. Completion percentage has dropped to 60.5 percent. ... RB Christian McCaffrey is fifth among NFL rookies in all-purpose yards (1,005). ... WR Devin Funchess averaging 86.5 yards per game with three TD catches since team traded WR Kelvin Benjamin to Buffalo. ... DE Mario Addison has five sacks in last six games and 16 + sacks in last 19 games. ... LB Thomas Davis has 34 tackles, three sacks in past four games vs. Vikings. ... Panthers CB Captain Munnerlyn played last season for Vikings. ... Panthers only have four INTs, none by their cornerbacks. ... K Graham Gano has better percentage on field goal attempts (23 of 24) than extra points (24 of 26). Fantasy Tip: Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart has 292 yards from scrimmage and two TDs in last three games vs. Minnesota.


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