Early Look: Vikings vs. Raiders

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EAGAN, Minn. — It’s time to bounce back at home.

The Vikings sit at 1-1 after the first two games of 2019 but return to U.S. Bank Stadium this weekend for a game against the Oakland Raiders. Kickoff is at noon (CT) Sunday.

Minnesota dropped Sunday’s game in Green Bay 21-16 after falling into a three-touchdown hole in the first 16 minutes.

Oakland led early at home against Kansas City but lost 28-10. The Raiders also dropped to 1-1 on the young season.

Here’s a look at the Vikings Week 3 matchup against Oakland:

Passing: Both starting quarterbacks struggled against their biggest rivals this past Sunday.

Kirk Cousins took the blame for a rough outing that included three turnovers by the quarterback, including a fourth-quarter interception in the red zone with Minnesota trailing by five with just over five minutes remaining.

Cousins completed 14 of 32 passes on the day for 230 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for a passer rating of 52.9. He also lost a fumble in Vikings territory that led to a Packers touchdown.

Through two games, Cousins has completed 22 of 42 passes for 328 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had a similar performance, as he completed 23 of 38 passes for 198 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions against Kansas City. He compiled a passer rating of 61.1.

Carr has thrown for 447 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions so far in 2019.

Rushing: Dalvin Cook turned in another impressive performance as the Vikings running back rushed for 154 yards and a score on 20 carries.

The highlight of the day was a 75-yard touchdown run that got the Vikings on the board.

Cook currently leads the NFL in rushing with 265 yards and three touchdowns with one game remaining in Week 2. The Vikings ran for 198 total yards Sunday, and are currently third in the NFL with 185 rushing yards per game.

Oakland also had a productive day on the ground, as the Raiders ran for 129 yards on just 19 carries.

Rookie Josh Jacobs had 99 yards on 12 carries to lead the way. The 2019 first-round pick has 184 rushing yards and two scores in his first two NFL games.

Receiving: Minnesota’s pass catchers made a handful of big plays against Green Bay, but the effort wasn’t enough.

Stefon Diggs had a 45-yard touchdown catch, Adam Thielen had five receptions for 75 yards and Chad Beebe took his lone catch for 61 yards.

Diggs also had a touchdown taken away on a reviewed pass interference call, and he and Thielen were each called for offensive pass interference on other plays.

Thielen leads the Vikings with eight catches for 118 yards and a touchdown through two games.

Tight end Darren Waller (six receptions for 63 yards) and wide receiver Tyrell Williams (five catches for 46 yards and a touchdown) paced Oakland’s receiving attack.

Williams leads Oakland with a pair of touchdown catches so far, while Waller has 13 catches for 133 yards.

Defense: The Vikings stumbled early, giving up touchdowns on Green Bay’s first three drives before settling in for the final three quarters.

Minnesota allowed 176 yards on Green Bay’s first 19 plays, good for nine-plus yards per play. The Packers also converted all three third-down tries in the opening quarter.

After that, the defense limited Aaron Rodgers and Co, as the Packers tallied just 154 yards on their final 50 plays of Sunday’s game.

Danielle Hunter and Linval Joseph each sacked Rodgers, giving each player a pair of sacks on the season so far.

Harrison Smith forced and recovered a fumble, and also had a pass defensed and a tackle for loss. Hercules Mata’afa also recovered a fumble.

The Raiders limited the Chiefs offense for three quarters Sunday, but were outdone in a second quarter in which Patrick Mahomes threw for 278 yards and four touchdowns in the 15-minute span.

Oakland was stout against the run, as the Raiders allowed just 31 yards on 22 Kansas City rushing attempts.

Benson Mayowa had 1.5 sacks, bringing his total to 3.5 on the season. P.J. Hall had 0.5 sacks for the Raiders. Oakland does not have an interception on the season.

Special teams: Vikings kicker Dan Bailey made one of his two field goals Sunday, hitting a 31-yarder but missing from 47 yards out. He also split his two extra point tries, but the kick that was blocked was from 48 yards out after Diggs was assessed a 15-yard penalty after his touchdown catch.

Punter Britton Colquitt averaged 44.0 yards on six punts, and pinned the Packers at their own 1-yard line on one of his attempts.

Beebe had four punt returns for 25 yards, including a long of 15.

Former Vikings kicker Daniel Carlson is now in Oakland. He made his lone extra point and lone field goal try Sunday. He is 4-for-4 on field goals in 2019, and had made 18 of 19 tries since joining the Raiders.

Oakland punter A.J. Cole has averaged 44.2 yards per punt on his nine attempts in 2019.

View photos of the Vikings 53-man roster for the 2019 season.

Recent trend

The Vikings are 5-10 all-time against the Raiders, who have been located in Oakland, Los Angeles and Oakland again. The Raiders are moving to Las Vegas for the 2020 season and beyond.

The results include Super Bowl XI, which was a 32-14 Raiders win and the most-recent Super Bowl the Vikings have played in (Jan. 9, 1977).

Minnesota won the previous matchup between the teams 30-14 in Oakland.

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