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10 Vikings-Cardinals Numbers of Note: Sunday could be Battle of Defenses

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings losing streak hit four games last Sunday with a 26-20 loss in Washington.

Minnesota is now 5-4 and is tied atop the NFC North with Detroit, which is also 5-4.

The Vikings will play host to Arizona at noon (CT) on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Cardinals are 4-4-1 and coming off a 23-20 win over San Francisco.

Here's a look at 10 numbers of note headed into Sunday's matchup:

69.6 — Completion percentage this season for Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford, a career-high; Bradford has completed 197 of 283 attempts.

4.69 — Number of yards allowed per play by Arizona's defense, the best mark in the league; Minnesota is fourth at 4.94.

295.2 — Number of yards allowed per game by the Cardinals defense, which ranks second in the NFL; Minnesota is third at 308.8 yards allowed per game.

453 — Number of receiving yards by Arizona's David Johnson, the most in the NFL by a running back, and the same number as Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen; Johnson has 1,213 combined rushing and receiving yards this season.

99.9 —Bradford's passer rating in eight games as Minnesota's starter, which ranks sixth in the league

16.9 — Number of points allowed per game by the Vikings defense, which ranks first in the NFL; Arizona is tied for third at 17.8 points per game.

2 — Number of interceptions thrown by the Vikings this season, which is tied for the second-fewest total in the NFL; New England has thrown just one.

13 — Number of catches in each of past two games by Stefon Diggs; The Vikings wide receiver became the first player in NFL history to have 13 catches in back-to-back games.

172 — Numbers of receiving yards for Larry Fitzgerald in a 2006 game against the Vikings, a career-high for the Cardinals wide receiver; Fitzgerald, a Minneapolis native, has 103 career receiving touchdowns.

2.67 — Number of rushing yards per play for the Vikings, which ranks last in the NFL; The Cardinals are 16th at 4.13 yards per rush.

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