Chiefs vs. Vikings: 10 Stats to Know

Here are 10 things to keep in mind as the Chiefs travel to take on the Vikings on Sunday

1. Basic offensive and defensive numbers

Offensive & Defensive Numbers

Offense

Chiefs

Vikings

Net Yards Per Game

343.6 (18th)

301.8 (31st)

Yards Per Play

5.35 (18th)

5.05 (27th)

Points Per Game

23.4 (T-14th)

20.0 (23rd)

Possession Average

30:49 (10th)

29:37 (19th)

Net Rushing Yards Per Game

109.8 (18th)

136.5 (2nd)

Net Passing Yards Per Game

233.8 (21st)

165.3 (32nd)

Had Intercepted/Yards

3/44

2/26

Sacks Allowed/Yards

22/-122 (T-31st)

13/-113 (22nd)

Fumbles/Lost

8/4

5/2

Third down Pct.

28.3% (T-30th)

35.4% (23rd)

Red Zone TD Pct.

47.1% (26th)

50.0% (T-19th)

Giveaways

7 (T-12th)

4 (T-5th)

Defense

Chiefs

Vikings

Net Yards Per Game

383.2 (26th)

357.8 (17th)

Yards Per Play

5.74 (22nd)

5.48 (18th)

Points Per Game

28.6 (T-29th)

18.3 (6th)

Net Rushing Yards Per Game

98.6 (13th)

125.5 (26th)

Net Passing Yards Per Game

284.6 (27th)

232.3 (12th)

Intercepted by/Yards

2/55

4/134

Sacks For/Yards

11/-73 (T-12th)

8/-44 (T-23rd)

Opponent Fumbles/Lost

5/2

4/4

Third down Pct.

38.5% (14th)

41.2% (T-22nd)

Red Zone TD Pct.

77.8% (32nd)

46.2% (7th)

Takeaways

4 (T-25th)

8 (T-22nd)

2. Chiefs and Vikings team leaders

Chiefs

Vikings

Passing Yards

Alex Smith

1,291

T. Bridgewater

774

Rushing Yards

Jamaal Charles

364

Adrian Peterson

372

Alex Smith

109

T. Bridgewater

59

Charcandrick West

48

Jerick McKinnon

50

Receiving Yards

Jeremy Maclin

483

Mike Wallace

233

Travis Kelce

328

Kyle Rudolph

104

Jamaal Charles

177

Adrian Peterson

92

Points Scored

Cairo Santos

43

Blair Walsh

26

Jamaal Charles

30

Adrian Peterson

18

Travis Kelce

14

Zach Line

12

Interceptions

Marcus Peters

2

Four Tied

1

Sacks

Justin Houston

3

Eversen Griffin

3

Allen Bailey

3

Four Tied

1

Jaye Howard

2

Two Tied

0.5

Defensive Tackles

Jay Howard

29

Anthony Barr

26

Two Tied

26

Harrison Smith

26

Ron Parker

25

Two Tied

20

3. The Chiefs have won six of the last eight games against the Vikings

The Chiefs hold a 7-4 advantage in the all-time series and haven't lost to the Vikings since 2003, winning both games (2007, 2011) since that meeting.

4. There's no secret to the Vikings offense

The Vikings are going to pound the ball with star running back Adrian Peterson, who is averaging 130 yards per game and almost 25 carries in their two wins at home.

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Adrian Peterson

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is throwing for an average of just 165 yards per game, which ranks last in the NFL. He's attempted just 115 passes, which is the fewest in the NFL.

It's going to be No. 28 all day long.

Peterson and the running game have gained 137 yards per game, which ranks second.

5. The Chiefs are allowing just 98 yards rushing per game

Last week against Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears, the Chiefs defense held their own in the run game.

Forte, one of the elite running backs in the NFL, finished with 18 carries for 71 yards.

On Sunday, guys like Jaye Howard, Dontari Poe, Mike DeVito and Allen Bailey, along with Derrick Johnson and company, will have their hands full slowing Peterson down.

6. The Vikings defense has allowed just 18 points per game

Safety Harrison Barnes, linebacker Anthony Barr and defensive end Eversen Griffin lead a Mike Zimmer defense that is both young and full of talent.

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Mike Zimmer

Barnes and Barr are tied for the team lead with 26 tackles a piece, while Griffin leads the team with 3 sacks.

In their two games at home, the Vikings defense has allowed just 16 (Detroit Lions) and 14 (San Diego Chargers) points, respectively.

7. Chiefs Rank in top ten in 10-plus yard plays

The Chiefs offense has put up 67 plays that resulted in 10 or more yards on offense this season, which currently ranks 10th in the NFL.

Jeremy Maclin is responsible for 18 of those plays.


LAST TIME THEY MET

Photos from the Chiefs third preseason game against the Vikings


*8. The Vikings won't beat themselves          *

Through four games, the Vikings have committed a league-low 27 penalties and turned the ball over just four times, which also ranks among the best in the NFL.

9. The Vikings don't give up the big play

They've allowed just 11 plays of 20 yards or more this season, which ranks No. 1 in the NFL.

The Chiefs offense will have to methodically move the ball down the field if they're going to score on the Vikings defense, or they'll have to find a way to pick up chunk plays that other teams haven't been able to figure out versus the Vikings defense through the first quarter of the season.

The Chiefs are tied for 13th in the NFL with 19 plays of 20 yards or more on offense.

10. Andy Reid is looking for career win No. 162

Reid is currently tied with Bill Cowher for 18th on the NFL's all-time wins list with 161 as a head coach.

Only Bill Belichick (236), Tom Coughlin (179) and Jeff Fisher (169) have more wins than Reid as active head coaches.

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