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Vikings, Seahawks Nabbed 6 of 16 Combined INTs Sunday



The Vikings (8-3) return home this week to host the Seahawks (6-5) in another game with plenty of implications for the NFC Playoffs.

This will be Seattle's sixth trip to the Twin Cities, but mark the first outdoor matchup in Minnesota since 1976, the Seahawks inaugural season.

Here are 10 numbers of note about the teams:

5 and 6 —rankings for the Seahawks and Vikings defenses on third downs, respectively, this season; Seattle has allowed opponents to convert 46 of 138 third downs (33.3 percent); Minnesota has allowed opponents to convert 48 of 142 (33.8 percent)* *

7.5 —sacks on the season by Minnesota's Everson Griffen and Seattle's Cliff Avril to lead their respective teams; the Vikings have taken 31 and recorded 25; the Seahawks have suffered 37 sacks and tallied 27

8 — interceptions on the season by the Vikings and Seahawks; Captain Munnerlyn and Terence Newman each picked off Atlanta QB Matt Ryan Sunday; Newman leads Minnesota with three INTs on the season; Seattle intercepted Pittsburgh four times Sunday; Earl Thomas leads the Seahawks with three INTs on the season

13 —catches by Kyle Rudolph in the past two games (six against Green Bay; seven at Atlanta); it's the highest two-game total of Rudolph's five-year career

26 — games by Adrian Peterson with two or more touchdowns, placing the running back ahead of Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter for most in team history; Peterson is leading the NFL with 1,164 rushing yards and has eight rushing scores this season, one more than the Seahawks team

54 —tackles (press box tally) by DT Linval Joseph on the season, which trails Texans DE J.J. Watt by one for most in the NFL by a defensive lineman (visit **** to vote for Joseph and other Vikings for the Pro Bowl)

77 — rush attempts by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson this season, which is second-most in the NFL by a QB behind Cam Newton's 98 rush attempts for 427 yards; Wilson has 399 rushing yards (5,.2 per carry); Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater has 156 yards on 34 carries (4.6 per attempt)

146.4 — rushing yards per game by the Vikings, which is tops in the league and is edging the 144.2 by the Seahawks

194 — points allowed by the Vikings defense this season, which is one more than Cincinnati's stingiest unit; they are the only two teams to keep opponents under 200 points through 11 games; the NFL average for points scored/allowed is 253.2; the Seahawks have scored 267 and allowed 222

214 — number of first downs obtained by the Vikings and the Seahawks, including 87 each by running the football; the Vikings have acquired a new set of downs by passing 105 times and been awarded 22 first downs via penalties; the Seahawks have thrown for first downs 121 times and have received first downs via penalties six times

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