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New England
Patriots
2-1
2nd AFC EAST
(0-1)
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 1:00 PM EDT
on CBS Sports
Avg. Yds (Rk)CategoryAvg. Yds (Rk)
196.3 (27th)Pass Off.173.7 (30th)
105.0 (21st)Rush Off.99.3 (23rd)
168.7 (1st)Pass Def.225.3 (12th)
104.0 (10th)Rush Def.110.0 (14th)
TCF Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, Minn.
Minnesota
Vikings
1-2
3rd NFC NORTH
(0-0)
 
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    James Harrison has made it official: he's back in Pittsburgh.
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    The never-say-die Eagles are coming off another come-from-behind win (over Washington) and are the only 3-0 team playing this week. Philly will be tested at the 49ers, who dip 11 spots this week.
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    Here's one more shot of Bears legendary quarterback Sid Luckman.
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    If you're wondering which NFL teams are going to win in Week 4, you've come to the right spot.
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    The Geno Smith-era is like being on a roller coaster that has no brakes and never stops.
  • Offensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    315.0
    355.0
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    226.0
    170.0
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    89.0
    185.0
    Points Per Game
    20.0
    34.0
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    29.4
    25.0
    Time of
    Possesion
    29:33
    28:17
    Patriots
    Vikings

    Defensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    360.0
    318.0
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    169.0
    246.0
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    191.0
    72.0
    Points Per Game
    33.0
    6.0
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    53.8
    28.6
    Patriots
    Vikings
  • New England Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    09/21/14DEMichael BuchananANKLEQUESTIONABLE
    09/21/14LBJamie CollinsTHIGHQUESTIONABLE
    09/21/14GDan ConnollyKNEEPROBABLE
    09/21/14CBAlfonzo DennardSHOULDERQUESTIONABLEThe Patriots' list of inactives for Week 3 against Oakland includes defensive back Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), defensive back Don Jones (hamstring), offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (knee), defensive lineman Zach Moore, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, offensive lineman Josh Kline and running back James White. Moore, Dobson, Kline and White are all healthy scratches.
    09/21/14WRJulian EdelmanBACKPROBABLE
    09/21/14TERob GronkowskiKNEEPROBABLE
    09/21/14SDon JonesHAMSTRINGQUESTIONABLEThe Patriots' list of inactives for Week 3 against Oakland includes defensive back Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), defensive back Don Jones (hamstring), offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (knee), defensive lineman Zach Moore, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, offensive lineman Josh Kline and running back James White. Moore, Dobson, Kline and White are all healthy scratches.
    09/21/14DTSealver SiligaHANDPROBABLEPatriots defensive lineman Sealver Siliga injured his foot in the first quarter Week 3 against Oakland and didn't return. He came into the game with a hand injury.
    09/21/14RBShane VereenSHOULDERQUESTIONABLE
    09/21/14CRyan WendellKNEEQUESTIONABLE
    Minnesota Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    09/21/14QBMatt CasselToeLEFTAccording to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel doesn't just have turf toe, as initially reported, but multiple broken bones in his foot. He is sidelined indefinitely and could potentially miss the rest of the season.
    09/21/14DTSharrif FloydSHOULDERQUESTIONABLE
    09/21/14LBChad GreenwayHAND, RIBQUESTIONABLEVikings linebacker Chad Greenway managed to start Week 3 at New Orleans despite a broken hand, but he didn't make it the whole game, leaving in the second half with an ongoing rib issue.
    09/21/14TPhil LoadholtANKLEPROBABLE
    09/21/14LBMichael MautiFOOTPROBABLE
    09/21/14WRCordarrelle PattersonCHESTPROBABLE
    09/21/14CBXavier RhodesGROINPROBABLE
    09/21/14DBJosh RobinsonHamstringLEFTVikings defensive back Josh Robinson suffered another hamstring injury Week 3 at New Orleans. Robinson was also dealing with a hamstring injury in the preseason.
    09/21/14TEKyle RudolphABDOMENPROBABLETeddy Bridgewater did not elicit as much excitement coming out of college as his fellow draft peers, and his NFL debut Sunday against the Saints reflected that. While Blake Bortles was tossing two touchdowns -- and two interceptions -- and Johnny Manziel was being used as a wide receiver on trick plays, Bridgewater came in did a solid, unspectacular job for the Vikings after Matt Cassel's injury Sunday.
    09/21/14WRRodney SmithHAMSTRINGPROBABLEThe Vikings' list of inactives for Week 3 at New Orleans includes linebacker Brandon Watts (knee), wide receiver Rodney Smith (hamstring), quarterback Christian Ponder, wide receiver Charles Johnson, defensive back Shaun Prater, offensive lineman David Yankey and defensive lineman Scott Crichton. Ponder, Johnson, Prater, Yankey and Crichton are all healthy scratches.
    09/21/14LBBrandon WattsKNEEQUESTIONABLEThe Vikings' list of inactives for Week 3 at New Orleans includes linebacker Brandon Watts (knee), wide receiver Rodney Smith (hamstring), quarterback Christian Ponder, wide receiver Charles Johnson, defensive back Shaun Prater, offensive lineman David Yankey and defensive lineman Scott Crichton. Ponder, Johnson, Prater, Yankey and Crichton are all healthy scratches.
  • Expert Picks
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    MIN +3.5 *
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    PatriotsPatriots
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    PatriotsPatriots
    expert photoDave Richard
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    * Line at the time that expert picks were published.
 
 
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