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3 Stats that Stood Out: Giants at Vikings

The Vikings took the lead early and never trailed against the Giants in a 24-10 victory on Monday Night Football.

Minnesota has started 4-0 for the ninth time in team history and first time since 2009.

Here are three stats that stood out:

4 plays (including a field goal) by New York inside the Minnesota 20-yard line

The Giants didn't have a snap in the red zone until six seconds remained in the first half. Eli Manning simply took an incompletion to keep Josh Brown's field goal attempt an option before the half. A 67-yard gain on a screen by New York in the fourth quarter placed the ball at the Minnesota 4, and the Giants were able to score their lone touchdown.

In contrast, the Vikings scored three touchdowns on a total of nine plays inside the red zone.

42.6 passer rating for Eli Manning when targeting Odell Beckham, Jr., Victor Cruz and Sterling Shepard

Manning targeted the Giants three starting receivers a total of 25 times and completed 12 passes for a completion percentage of 48. Beckham, Cruz and Shepard entered the game with a combined total of 46 catches for 708 yards in their first three games this season but were limited to 103 yards. Manning also threw the game's only interception during a target of Beckham, who was limited to a career-low of 23 yards and often shadowed by Xavier Rhodes.

12:46 time of possession for Minnesota in the third quarter

The Vikings defense is yet to allow a point in the third quarter of a game this season, and the offense helped that continue by sustaining drives after halftime. Although the three Vikings possessions of the third quarter only netted three points on a 44-yard field goal by Blair Walsh, drives lasted eight plays, six plays and 11 plays. The Giants ran a total of eight offensive plays in the third quarter for a total of 30 yards.

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