Carolina vs. Minnesota

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
September 17th, 2008

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Week 3 - Carolina Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings game 61 times. The Minnesota Vikings win 72.1% of the time by an average score of 23.4-16.5. 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 3 NFL Scores page.

Carolina Team Stats Minnesota Team Stats
Points 16.5 Points 23.4
Win % 27.9 Win % 72.1
First Downs 15.5 First Downs 18.3
- Rushing 4.8 - Rushing 7.5
- Passing 10.3 - Passing 10.3
- Penalty 0.5 - Penalty 0.4
3rd Down Eff 6.3/14.4 3rd Down Eff 6.4/14
4th Down Eff 0.4/0.9 4th Down Eff 0.3/0.9
Rushes-Yards 31.1-106.6 Rushes-Yards 34.7-159.9
Avg Rush 3.4 Avg Rush 4.6
Comp-Att-Int 15.9-26.7-0.8 Comp-Att-Int 15.2-26.3-1
Passing Yards 170 Passing Yards 177.4
Sacked-Yards 2.1-13.1 Sacked-Yards 1.5-8.7
Fumbles-Lost 0.8-0.5 Fumbles-Lost 0.6-0.3
Punts-Avg 4.5-43 Punts-Avg 4.4-36
KR-Avg 4.7-23 KR-Avg 4.7-21.9
PR-Avg 4.3-7.9 PR-Avg 4.5-6.8
Penalties-Yards 3.1-20.2 Penalties-Yards 3.4-21.6
Time of Possession 29:26 Time of Possession 31:02

Carolina Individual Stats Minnesota Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
DeAngelo Williams 15.4 53.1 0.3
Jonathan Stewart 12.6 48.3 0.4
Brad Hoover 2.6 5.7 0
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Adrian Peterson 24.3 120.3 0.8
Chester Taylor 9.3 39.7 0.4
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Steve Smith 6.1 74.4 0.4
Muhsin Muhammad 3.3 41 0.2
D.J. Hackett 2 27.8 0.1
Jeff King 1.4 12.2 0.1
DeAngelo Williams 1 8.7 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Bernard Berrian 3.2 54 0.3
Sidney Rice 3.3 44.7 0.2
Adrian Peterson 2.8 28.6 0.2
Bobby Wade 2.5 25.5 0.1
Visanthe Shiancoe 1.3 11.3 0.1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Jake Delhomme 15.9 26.7 183.1 1 0.8
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Gus Frerotte 15.2 26.3 186.1 1 1
Field Goals
  Made Missed
John Kasay 2.2 0.2
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Ryan Longwell 1.7 0.1

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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