Minnesota vs. Detroit

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
December 2nd, 2008

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Week 14 - Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions game 10,001 times. The Minnesota Vikings win 79.6% of the time by an average score of 27-18. The stats in the boxscore below represent the average outcomes of those simulations.

To view stats and scores from every NFL game this week and learn more about how these simulations work, please visit our Week 14 NFL Scores page.

Minnesota Team Stats Detroit Team Stats
Points 27 Points 18
Win % 79.6 Win % 20.4
First Downs 21 First Downs 15
- Rushing 10 - Rushing 4
- Passing 10 - Passing 10
- Penalty 1 - Penalty 1
3rd Down Eff 7/15 3rd Down Eff 5/14
4th Down Eff 0/1 4th Down Eff 0/1
Rushes-Yards 41-195 Rushes-Yards 22-75
Avg Rush 5 Avg Rush 3
Comp-Att-Int 13-24-1 Comp-Att-Int 17-35-1
Passing Yards 180 Passing Yards 206
Sacked-Yards 2-11 Sacked-Yards 3-17
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0
Punts-Avg 4-36 Punts-Avg 5-41
KR-Avg 4-21 KR-Avg 6-19
PR-Avg 5-7 PR-Avg 4-10
Penalties-Yards 4-24 Penalties-Yards 4-28
Time of Possession 34:28 Time of Possession 25:51

Minnesota Individual Stats Detroit Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Adrian Peterson 24 129 1
Chester Taylor 12 52 1
Maurice Hicks 2 9 0
Naufahu Tahi 1 4 0
Aundrae Allison 1 1 0
Gus Frerotte 2 0 0
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Kevin Smith 16 63 0
Rudi Johnson 3 8 0
Daunte Culpepper 1 2 0
Calvin Johnson 1 1 0
Jerome Felton 1 1 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Bernard Berrian 5 89 1
Bobby Wade 2 27 0
Chester Taylor 2 25 0
Sidney Rice 2 19 0
Visanthe Shiancoe 1 10 0
Adrian Peterson 1 8 0
Jim Kleinsasser 1 7 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Calvin Johnson 5 95 0
Shaun McDonald 5 49 0
Kevin Smith 3 32 0
John Standeford 1 22 0
Michael Gaines 2 21 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Gus Frerotte 13 24 191 2 1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Daunte Culpepper 17 35 222 1 1
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Ryan Longwell 2 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Jason Hanson 2 0

Paul Bessire is the Senior Quantitative Analyst and Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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