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Numbers of Note: 15 sacks for Everson Griffen and Von Miller since '14

The Vikings are scheduled to visit the Broncos at 3:25 p.m. CT Sunday. Here are 10 numbers of note about the matchup:

0 — points allowed by the Vikings and Broncos during the first quarters of each of their three games; the Steelers are the only other team in the league to begin with three shutouts in opening quarters this season

1 — NFL ranking for Denver's total defense (259 yards allowed per game) and pass defense (176.3 yards allowed per game); the Vikings rank 18th in total defense (362.3 yards allowed per game) and 16th in pass defense (243 yards allowed per game)

2 — punt return yards allowed by the Vikings on four total returns this season (0.5 avg.), which is the best in the league; the Broncos rank 24th in punt return average (6.6 yards)

4.81 — yards per carry average by the Vikings through three games, which is second in the NFL, behind the Raiders 4.85 clip; the Vikings are allowing 4.31, but only 2.91 in their past two games, which also ranks second; the Broncos are averaging 2.6 yards per carry and allowing 3.5 yards per carry

15 —sacks recorded apiece by Minnesota's Everson Griffen* *and Denver's Von Miller since the start of the 2014 season, which is tied for sixth-most in the NFL; Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson's 7.5 during that span place him sixth among DTs across the league 

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

16 —number of career rushing touchdowns of 40 or more yards by Adrian Peterson, whose 43-yard score gave him 93 total TDs (tied with Randy Moss for second-most in franchise history); Barry Sanders, who had 20 scores of 40 or more yards is the only player ahead of Peterson in that category* *

38.2 — average starting field position for the Vikings, which leads the NFL and is 10.3 yards better than the league average; Minnesota also leads the league in opponent's starting field position 17.3, which is 9.4 better than the league average

49 and 50 — points allowed by the Broncos and Vikings, respectively, so far this season; Denver is tied for third in the NFL, and Minnesota is the fifth-most stingy club; the Vikings have scored 60, and the Broncos have scored 74

291 —NFL-leading rushing total for Peterson, who has had back-to-back games with 100 , to be nominated a second straight time for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week (click **here** to vote until 2 p.m. (CT) Thursday); Peterson has pushed his career total to 10,481 rushing yards, moving past Eddie George (10,441) and Tiki Barber (10,449) for 25th-most in NFL history with 126 on Sunday

730 — accepted penalties through three weeks, which is the new all-time high, topping 716 in 2005; that amounts to 22.8 per team; the Vikings have been assessed 18 this season, and five offensive penalties on Minnesota is tied for fewest in the NFL; the Broncos have had 25 assessed against them

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