Sunday, September 25, 2016
Bank of America Stadium
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The Minnesota Vikings travel to Bank of America Stadium to play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Carolina as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 43. The Vikings are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Panthers have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Sam Bradford finished with 286 yards through the air for Minnesota last week. He completed 22 passes out of 31 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Vikings were led in rushing by Adrian Peterson, who finished with 19 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Stefon Diggs was the team leader in receiving with a total of 182 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Minnesota got a total of 15 first downs. Of those first downs, 2 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 57 total plays for 284 yards for the game. The Vikings ran for 30 yards on 22 attempts.
Cam Newton finished with 353 yards passing for Carolina last week. He went 24 for 40, resulting in a 60% completion percentage. The Panthers were led on the ground by Fozzy Whittaker, who finished with 100 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Greg Olsen led the team in receiving with 122 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. Carolina had 26 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 78 total plays for 529 yards for the contest. The Panthers ran for 176 yards on 37 carries as a team.
Minnesota scores 21 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 17th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 20 passes on 32 attempts for a 63% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 245 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 20th in the league. The Vikings run for an average of 48 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 1.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 32nd in the league. They also run 59 plays per contest and average 5 yards per play for an average of 293 yards per game, ranking their offense 28th overall this season. The Vikings average 15 first downs per game which ranks them 29th in the NFL. They accumulate 88 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, which ranks 10th in the league.
Minnesota allows 216 passing yards per game, ranking 10th, and they allow 15 points per contest on defense, which ranks 5th. They give up 23 completions on 39 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59%. The Vikings allow 74 rushing yards per game on 23 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 6th in the NFL. Minnesota allows 290 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 5th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 4 penalties for 41 yards per game, ranking them 1st among NFL teams.
Carolina averages 33 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 1st in the league. In the passing department, they complete 21 passes per game on 37 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. They throw for 265 yards through the air per game, ranking them 15th. The Panthers run for an average of 167 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 1st on the ground. They also run 73 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for a total of 431 yards per game, ranking them 3rd in the league on offense. The Panthers get an average of 24 first downs per game, which ranks 5th. They average 67.5 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, ranking them 7th in the NFL.
Carolina allows an average of 198 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 7th in the league. Their defense overall allows 24 points per contest, which has them ranked 20th. They give up 18 completions on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 58% per game. The Panthers allow 107 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 17th in the NFL. Carolina allows 305 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 7th in the league. They force 5 penalties for 36 yards in each contest, ranking 4th.
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Carolina Betting Trends
Carolina is 2-0-0 against the over/under this season
Carolina has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/20/16 QB Sam Bradford Hand probable Sunday vs. Carolina
09/19/16 RB Adrian Peterson Knee out indefinitely
09/18/16 DT Sharrif Floyd Knee "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
09/18/16 CB Xavier Rhodes Knee "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
08/31/16 T Mike Harris Undisclosed PUP
08/31/16 TE MyCole Pruitt Knee expected to miss 2-4 weeks
08/30/16 QB Teddy Bridgewater Knee IR
08/11/16 QB Taylor Heinicke Foot out indefinitely
09/19/16 S Dean Marlowe Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/19/16 RB Jonathan Stewart Hamstring expected to miss Sunday vs. Minnesota
08/31/16 WR LaRon Byrd Concussion IR
08/31/16 CB Leonard Johnson Ankle PUP
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina
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