Monday September 15th, 2014

Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints

Adrian Peterson, who didn't play in Week 2 after he was indicted on charges of child injury, will not play for the Vikings in Week 3. The Vikings lost to the Patriots 30-7 last week to drop to 1-1. The Saints are still looking for their first win after losing in Week 2 to the Browns, 26-24.

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: Fox

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

Game Facts

New Orleans Saints facts

The Saints have won three straight games against the Vikings, including a 42-20 victory in their last meeting in 2011. Drew Brees threw for 412 yards and five touchdowns in the victory.

The last time New Orleans started the season 0-2 was in 2012 when they finished the season 7-9 while head coach Sean Payton was suspended.

New Orleans' 58 points scored ranks second in the league as Drew Brees has passed for 570 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.

The Saints defense has allowed 63 points, second-most in the league. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said the unit is "just killing the team right now."

Head coach Sean Payton was shown yelling at defensive coordinator Rob Ryan during the loss to the Browns.

Tight end Jimmy Graham's 200 receiving yards are the fifth-highest total in the league after two games.

The Saints have lost 12 of their last 18 road games.

Since 1990, only 23 of 198 teams have made the playoffs after opening the season 0-2.

New Orleans is tied for 25th in turnover margin at -3.

The Saints are just 7-8 at home all-time against the Vikings.

Minnesota Vikings facts

The Vikings are 20-10 all-time against the Saints, but they have not beaten New Orleans since a 30-27 victory in 2008.

Coach Mike Zimmer said Matt Cassel will start at quarterback over rookie Teddy Bridgewater, despite throwing four interceptions last week against the Patriots.

Without Adrian Peterson last week, the Vikings rushed for 54 yards against the Patriots.

The Vikings placed Peterson on the Commissioner's Exempt list. He will not rejoin the team until his legal case is resolved.

Minnesota only had 217 total yards in the team's 30-7 loss to New England. The Vikings rank 29th in total yards at 286 yards per game.

Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson leads the team in rushing with 102 yards, all of which came in Week 1. He was the first receiver in team history to eclipse 100 rushing yards in one game.

Receiver Greg Jennings caught his 500th pass last week and is 14th among active players in career receptions.

Safety Harrison Smith set a career-high with 13 tackles last week against the Patriots.

Kicker Blair Walsh owns the team record with 13 field goals from at least 50 yards.

The Vikings streak of 53 straight games with a touchdown is the third-longest in team history.

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