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10 Vikings-Jaguars Numbers of Note: Rosters Stocked with Defensive Pro Bowlers

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings are ready to return home as they get set to host Jacksonville on Saturday in a preseason contest.

Kickoff is at noon (CT) at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Minnesota went to Denver in its preseason opener as secured a 42-28 win behind strong quarterback play.

The Jaguars, who will practice with the Vikings on Wednesday and Thursday, fell to New Orleans in their first preseason game.

Here's a look at 10 numbers of note heading into Saturday's matchup:

100 — Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins had a perfect completion percentage in his Vikings preseason debut. He completed all four of his passes for 42 yards and a touchdown.

216 — Saturday marks 216 days since the last Vikings game at U.S Bank Stadium. We all know how that one ended, as wide receiver Stefon Diggs helped deliver an unforgettable ending in 'The Minneapolis Miracle.'

3 — The Vikings first-team offense had three plays of 20-plus yards on the opening drive against Denver. Running back Latavius Murray ran for 21 and 20 yards on back-to-back plays before Cousins hit Diggs for 28 yards down the right sideline.

2 — The Vikings defense recorded two interceptions (safeties Anthony Harris and Jack Tocho) and two sacks (defensive end Tashawn Bower and defensive tackle Jonathan Wynn) in Denver.

1 — The Vikings defense finished atop the NFL in points (15.8) and yards (275.9) allowed per game in 2017 and also ranked first in opponents' third-down percentage (25.2). Jacksonville's defense ranked second in points (16.8) and yards (286.1) allowed per game last season.

10 — Saturday's game could feature 10 defensive players on both sides of the ball who were Pro Bowlers in 2017. Linval Joseph, Everson Griffen, Anthony Barr, Harrison Smith and Xavier Rhodes earned those honors for Minnesota, while Calais Campbell, Yannick Ngakoue, Malik Jackson, Telvin Smith and A.J. Bouye were Pro Bowlers for the Jaguars. (Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey made the Pro Bowl in 2017 but is suspended for this week and will not travel to Minnesota).

View photos of games between the Vikings and Jaguars through the years.

27 — The Vikings allowed just 27 sacks in 2017, which tied for the seventh-fewest in the NFL. Jacksonville defensive ends Campbell and Ngakoue combined for 26.5 sacks this past season.

12 — Minnesota's defense allowed fewer than 20 points in a dozen games in 2017. Jacksonville had nine games in which an opponent failed to reach 20 points.

23 — The Vikings and Jaguars combined for 23 victories in 2017 and were two of 10 teams that won double-digit games. Minnesota went 13-3 and won the NFC North, while Jacksonville won the AFC South with a 10-6 mark, the Jaguars first season with 10 or more wins since 2007.

5.6 — Minnesota averaged 5.6 yards per carry on Saturday in Denver and allowed an average of 5.2 yards per rush. Jacksonville averaged 4.1 yards and allowed 4.4 by the New Orleans in its preseason opener.

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