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10 Vikings Numbers of Note: Defense Hasn't Allowed 100-Yard Rusher or Receiver

Posted Nov 2, 2017

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — It’s time for the Vikings to rest up and get a week off.

Minnesota enters the bye week with a 6-2 record and atop the NFC North.

The Vikings have fared well at home, going 4-1 at U.S. Bank Stadium, but have also won two of three games on the road — including Sunday’s win over Cleveland in London.

Minnesota will resume play in Week 9 with a road trip to the nation’s capital to take on Washington.

Here’s a look at 10 numbers of note as the Vikings entering the bye week:

0 — Number of 100-yard rusher or receivers allowed by Minnesota’s defense through the first half of the season; Detroit’s Ameer Abdullah had the highest rushing total (94 yards in Week 4) and Pittsburgh’s Martavis Bryant (91 yards) had the highest receiving total.

8 — Games in a row with a sack for Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen, which is tied for the longest streak in franchise history with Jim Marshall and Jared Allen; Griffen has at least one sack in every game this season and is tied for second in the NFL with 10 sacks.

960 — Total rushing yards for the Vikings offense this season, which ranks eighth overall in the NFL; Minnesota had 1,205 total rushing yards in 2016.

10 —Number of sacks allowed by the Vikings offensive line through eight games, which is the third-fewest in the NFL; Minnesota allowed 38 total sacks last season.

2 — Rank of the Vikings defense across the NFL on third downs; Minnesota has allowed opponents to convert on 28 of 101 third-down tries (27.7 percent). Denver ranks first in the league at 25 percent.

21 — Field goals made by Kai Forbath in 22 attempts this season, which is tied for the most makes in the league; Forbath’s 95.5 field goal percentage is the second-highest in the NFL.

627 — Receiving yards by Adam Thielen, which ranks second in the NFL; Thielen ranks fourth overall with 48 catches and is the only player in the league to have at least five catches in every game this season.

17 — Number of Ryan Quigley punts that have been fair caught this season, the highest total in the league; the Vikings punter is averaging 41.1 yards per attempt.

3 — Interceptions this season by Vikings safety Harrison Smith, the third-highest total in the league; Smith’s career high is five picks in one season. The Vikings rank 

802 — Combined yards for Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon, which ranks sixth overall in the NFL; McKinnon has 287 rushing yards, 203 receiving yards and 312 kickoff return yards. Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt ranks first with 1,070 combined yards.