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10 Vikings-Lions Numbers of Note: 16.6 points allowed per game

2 — number of consecutive starts and games with a sack for rookie Eric Kendricks; the second-round pick has been nominated for Pepsi Rookie of the Week after leading the Vikings with 13 tackles and added two quarterback hits and two pass breakups against the Chiefs; the 13 tackles are tied with Harrison Smith (2012) and Malik Boyd (1994) for a Vikings rookie record

3 — ranking of Minnesota's defense in the red zone (rate of touchdowns allowed once an opponent possesses the ball inside the Vikings 20-yard line); the Vikings have allowed six touchdowns on 15 such possessions (40 percent), which trails the Jets (33.3 percent) and Rams (35.7 percent); Detroit's offense has scored touchdowns 10 of the 15 times it has reached the red zone (66.7 percent; tied for seventh)

5 — career catches of 50 yards by Jarius Wright, who nabbed a 52-yarder on Minnesota's opening drive against Kansas City; Wright's first career catch went for 54 yards against Detroit in 2012

16.6 —points allowed per game by the Vikings defense, which ranks second in the NFL; Minnesota held Detroit to 16 in Week 2; the Lions are averaging 20 points per game, but allowing 28.7 per game, which ranks 29th * *

18 — giveaways by Detroit this season, which is the most in the NFL; the combination of 10 interceptions and eight fumbles, along with 10 total takeaways gives the Lions a league-worst minus-8 turnover margin; the Vikings are plus-3 in turnover margin (tied for eighth) and were plus-2 when the teams met Sept. 20 in Week 2

38 — rushing yards allowed to the Lions by the Vikings on 16 attempts in Week 2; the Vikings have allowed 111.8 rushing yards per game (sixth-best in NFL); the Lions rank last in the league with 66.5 rushing yards per game

129 — receiving yards on seven catches (18.4 per reception) by Stefon Diggs against the Chiefs; it's the second-highest tally in a game by a rookie this season behind Oakland's Amari Cooper (134); Cooper leads all rookies with 386 yards (five games), followed by Washington's Jamison Crowder with 244 in six games; Diggs has 216 yards in two games and joined Kendricks on the Pepsi Rookie of the Week ballot

77.8 — completion percentage for Teddy Bridgewater (14-of-18 passing) in the first matchup with Detroit this season; the Lions have allowed opponents to complete 73.7 percent of passes this season; Bridgewater has completed 64.4 percent (94-for-146) of his passes this season, and Vikings opponents have completed 62.3 percent of passes

335 — listed weight in pounds for newest Viking Kenrick Ellis, which makes him the second-heaviest player behind Mike Harris (338 pounds); the Vikings signed Ellis and placed Shamar Stephen on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday; click here for five things to know about Ellis

10,622 —career rushing yards for Adrian Peterson, who moved past Jamal Lewis (10,607) and Thomas Jones (10,591) for 23rd all-time with 60 hard-fought yards against Kansas City; Peterson is averaging 4.3 yards per carry and 86.4 per game; he had 134 yards against the Lions in Week 2

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