- Associated Press - Thursday, December 7, 2017

MINNESOTA (10-2) at CAROLINA (8-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Vikings by 1

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Minnesota 9-4, Carolina 8-4

SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 8-5

LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Panthers 22-10, Sept. 25, 2016

LAST WEEK - Vikings beat Falcons 14-9; Panthers lost to Saints 31-21

AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 2, Panthers No. 8





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Vikings QB Case Keenum has passed for 1,101 yards with 10 TDs and three INTs in last four road games. … RT Mike Remmers played last season for Carolina and started in Super Bowl in February 2016. … RB Latavius Murray has 323 yards rushing and four TDs in last four games. … TE Kyle Rudolph had seven catches for 70 yards and TD in last meeting with Carolina. He has 18 TD catches since 2015, tied for third most among NFL tight ends. … RB Jerick McKinnon has 421 yards from scrimmage and three TDs in past five road games. … WR Adam Thielen has 74 catches for 1,056 yards and six TDs. … DE Everson Griffen has 12 sacks. Griffen had three sacks in last game vs. Carolina. … DE Danielle Hunter has three sacks and forced fumble in past four games. … Vikings have best third-down defense in NFL, allowing opponents to convert 27.2 percent. … Panthers have been outscored 75-58 in fourth quarter. … QB Cam Newton has four TD passes and no INTs in last two home games. Completion percentage has dropped to 60.5 percent. … RB Christian McCaffrey is fifth among NFL rookies in all-purpose yards (1,005). … WR Devin Funchess averaging 86.5 yards per game with three TD catches since team traded WR Kelvin Benjamin to Buffalo. … DE Mario Addison has five sacks in last six games and 16 ½ sacks in last 19 games. … LB Thomas Davis has 34 tackles, three sacks in past four games vs. Vikings. … Panthers CB Captain Munnerlyn played last season for Vikings. … Panthers only have four INTs, none by their cornerbacks. … K Graham Gano has better percentage on field goal attempts (23 of 24) than extra points (24 of 26). Fantasy Tip: Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart has 292 yards from scrimmage and two TDs in last three games vs. Minnesota.


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