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10 Vikings-Lions Numbers of Note

1 — ranking for Detroit's stingy rush defense that has allowed 62.8 yards per game; the Vikings are averaging 114.5 rushing yards per game this season, including 138.1 yards per game in six wins and 94.1 yards per game in seven losses; the Lions limited the Vikings to 69 yards rushing in the team's first meeting, which is the third lowest output by Minnesota this season 

5 — number of wins this season in nine starts by Teddy Bridgewater, which is one more victory than rookie QBs Derek Carr (2-11), Blake Bortles (2-8) and Zach Mettenberger (0-6) combined; Bridgewater's wins include a team record-tying four victories involving game-winning/game-tying drives in the fourth quarter or overtime; he is 4-2 with a passer rating of 91.0 in his past six starts; (**click here to vote** **for Bridgewater** as Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week and click here to vote for him for the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week)

7 (and 8) — NFL rankings on punt return average for Minnesota's Marcus Sherels (9.5 yards per return) and Detroit's Jeremy Ross (9.0); Sherels has 229 yards on 24 returns with 20 fair catches and a long of 26, and Ross has 234 yards on 26 returns with 35 fair catches and a long of 28

12 — career-high number of sacks on the year for Everson Griffen, who ranks second in the NFC and is tied for sixth-most in the NFL; Tom Johnson has a career-high 5.5, and Minnesota has 38 on the year; Griffen also leads the Vikings with 20 tackles for loss and 51 quarterback hurries (**click here to vote for Griffen and other Vikings for the Pro Bowl**); Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah leads the Lions with 7.5 sacks, and Ndamukong Suh is second on Detroit with 5.5; Ansah had 2.5 and Suh had 2.0 of the Lions eight sacks when the teams met in October

Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the Lions.

49.3 — season-high punting average for Jeff Locke Sunday against the Jets; Locke's three punts on the day included a 58-yarder, helping him have his second-best net average (45.0 yards) of the season

55.2 (and 57.1) — touchdown percentages for the Vikings and Lions, respectively, on trips inside an opponent's 20-yard line. Minnesota has 16 touchdowns on 29 possessions, and Detroit has 20 TDs on 35 possessions; defensively, Detroit has allowed 20 touchdowns out of the 40 times (50 percent) opponents have moved the ball inside the red zone, and Minnesota has allowed 20 TDs on 37 red zone possessions by opponents (54.1 percent); the Vikings didn't allow the Jets to reach the end zone on any of their five red zone possessions last week

84 — catches this season for Lions receiver Golden Tate, which ranks seventh in the league; the offseason acquisition has 1,186 yards (seventh in the NFL) and three touchdowns; Tate has been particularly effective on third downs, recording 28 catches (third-most) for a league-best 478 yards and all of his scores on the critical down

105 — team-leading tackles this season by coaches' tally for linebacker Chad Greenway, who has led the Vikings in the category in each of the past six seasons to tie Scott Studwell's franchise record (1980-85 seasons); according to league stats, Greenway has 976 tackles since 2007, which is the most in the NFL; he has 1,193 career tackles by coaches' tally

123 (and 103) — receiving yards for Jarius Wright and Charles Johnson on four catches apiece against the Jets; the duo became the first Vikings tandem with more than 100 yards receiving in one game since Randy Moss (102) and Nate Burleson (134) did so at Detroit on Dec. 19, 2004 

263 (and 265) — points for the Vikings and Lions, respectively this season; Minnesota has allowed 281, and Detroit has allowed 224 on the year; in the seven games since the teams' first meeting, the Vikings have scored 159 and allowed 138, and the Lions have scored 149 and allowed 142

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