Tuesday September 9th, 2014

New England Patriots vs. Minnesota Vikings

Tom Brady and the Patriots travel to Minnesota Sunday for the first time since 2006. The Patriots lost to the Miami Dolphins 33-20 in Week 1. Brady threw for 249 yards and one touchdown, but New England was held scoreless in the second half. The Vikings won their season-opener against the St. Louis Rams 34-6. Former Patriots and Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel completed 17 of 25 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns in the victory

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

Details for Sunday's game are below:

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

Live stream: The game can be live streamed through NFL Sunday Ticket.

TV coverage: CBS

Radio: For a list of Patriots affiliates, click here. For a list of Vikings affiliates, click here.

Odds: The Patriots are three point favorites, according to Bovada, as of Friday. 

Game Facts

Minnesota Vikings facts

The Vikings have not beaten the Patriots in Minnesota since November 1997 when Cris Carter led the team with 116 receiving yards and a touchdown.

Cordarrelle Patterson set a team record for longest run by a wide receiver with his 67 yard touchdown last week.

Safety Harrison Smith returned an interception for a touchdown last week. He has returned three of his six career interceptions for touchdowns.

Minnesota is looking for its first 2-0 start since 2009.

The Vikings' home games this season will be played at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank stadium as the team awaits its new stadium scheduled for a 2016 opening.

After playing in the Metrodome since 1982, the Vikings have not won a home game played outdoors since November 1981.

Starting quarterback Matt Cassel played the first four seasons of his career with the Patriots and went 10-5 as the starter in 2008.

Mike Zimmer is looking to become the third coach in franchise history to win his first two games.

Minnesota's 28-point win in Week 1 was the second-biggest margin of victory for a road-opener in team history.

New England Patriots facts

The Patriots have won their past three games against the Vikings, including a 28-18 victory in 2010. The Patriots hold a 7-4 edge against the Vikings in the all-time series.

New England has not played in Minnesota since its 31-7 victory in 2006.

Last week's loss snapped New England's 10-game opening day winning streak. It was their first loss in Week 1 since 2003.

It also ended a 61-game winning streak when forcing at least three turnovers.

Tom Brady became the fifth player in NFL history to reach 360 career touchdown passes. 

Brady passed Warren Moon for sixth on the all-time passing list last week and is 602 yards shy of 50,000 career passing yards.

Kicker Stephen Gostkowski's 361 consecutive extra points dating back to 2006 is the fourth-longest streak in NFL history.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski moved took over fourth place in career touchdowns in team history with his second quarter score last week. He has 43 career receiving touchdowns.

Wide receiver Julian Edelman has had at least six catches in seven straight games going back to last season.

The Patriots are looking to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2001.

- Paul Palladino

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