10 Vikings-Raiders Numbers of Note: Dalvin Cook Leads NFL in Rushing Yards and TDs

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings have split their first two games in 2019, and will now look to get back on the winning track.

Minnesota will host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at noon (CT).

The Vikings and Raiders are both 1-1, with each team coming off a loss in Week 2.

View images of past games between the Raiders and the Vikings.

Here’s a look at 10 numbers of note heading into Sunday’s matchup:

265 — Dalvin Cook leads the NFL with 265 rushing yards after two games. The Vikings running back has also already set his career high for a season with three rushing touchdowns in 2019. He had two apiece in 2017 and 2018.

11 — Harrison Smith on Sunday became the first Vikings player since 2008 (Antione Winfield) to record a pass defensed, forced fumble, fumble recovery and tackle for loss in a single game. Smith accomplished the feat in the first half at Lambeau Field.

1 — Kirk Cousins has one career start against the Raiders, which occurred in 2017 when he was with Washington. He completed 25 of 30 passes for 365 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 150.7.

5 Oakland’s defense ranks fifth in the NFL against the run by allowing just 63.0 yards per game on the ground. Minnesota will counter with the league’s third-best rushing offense (185.0 yards per game).

7 — Raiders quarterback Derek Carr ranks seventh in the NFL with a completion percentage of 70.3. He has thrown for 457 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

3 — A trio of players in Sunday’s game already have multiple sacks in 2019. Raiders defensive end Benson Mayowa has 3.5 sacks (third in the NFL), while Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter and defensive tackle Linval Joseph each have 2.0 sacks.

17 — Minnesota is 17-15 following a loss since Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer took over in 2014.

8 — Minnesota’s defense ranks eighth in the NFL in opponents’ third-down percentage (30.4). The Vikings held Atlanta to two conversions on eight tries in Week 1 before limiting Green Bay to five successes on 15 third-down tries. Minnesota ended Sunday’s game by denying 10 of the final 12 third-down opportunities for the Packers.

18 — The Vikings are 18-7 at home since opening U.S. Bank Stadium in 2016. That includes a 4-2 record against AFC opponents.

85 — Raiders rookie running back Josh Jacobs has rushed for at least 85 yards in his first two NFL games. He has a pair of rushing touchdowns.

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