Detroit vs. Minnesota

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
October 7th, 2008

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Week 6 - Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings game 10,001 times. The Minnesota Vikings win 89.9% of the time by an average score of 31.1-15.7. 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 6 NFL Scores page.

Detroit Team Stats Minnesota Team Stats
Points 15.7 Points 31.1
Win % 10.1 Win % 89.9
First Downs 16.5 First Downs 21.2
- Rushing 4.9 - Rushing 7.1
- Passing 11.1 - Passing 13.5
- Penalty 0.5 - Penalty 0.6
3rd Down Eff 6/13.7 3rd Down Eff 7.2/13.2
4th Down Eff 0.6/1.4 4th Down Eff 0.4/0.6
Rushes-Yards 29.1-97.8 Rushes-Yards 36.5-143.9
Avg Rush 3.4 Avg Rush 3.9
Comp-Att-Int 16.7-28.4-0.9 Comp-Att-Int 17.5-25.1-0.6
Passing Yards 201.5 Passing Yards 235.1
Sacked-Yards 1.8-10.6 Sacked-Yards 1.4-8.1
Fumbles-Lost 0.7-0.4 Fumbles-Lost 0.6-0.3
Punts-Avg 4.1-40.8 Punts-Avg 3.4-36
KR-Avg 5.8-19 KR-Avg 4.3-20.7
PR-Avg 3.3-7.9 PR-Avg 4.1-7.2
Penalties-Yards 4.1-26.2 Penalties-Yards 3.5-22.5
Time of Possession 27:08 Time of Possession 33:17

Detroit Individual Stats Minnesota Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Kevin Smith 20.9 64.7 0.4
Rudi Johnson 7.9 32.8 0.3
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Adrian Peterson 25.1 109.4 0.9
Chester Taylor 9.5 34.1 0.4
Gus Frerotte 1.3 -1.1 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Calvin Johnson 4.6 74.7 0.4
Roy Williams 4.1 59.5 0.3
Kevin Smith 2.6 24.3 0.1
Shaun McDonald 2.4 23.9 0.1
Michael Gaines 1 9.7 0.1
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Bernard Berrian 4.1 77 0.6
Bobby Wade 3.9 49.7 0.5
Visanthe Shiancoe 2.3 33.3 0.3
Sidney Rice 1.8 25.9 0.2
Adrian Peterson 2.3 22.3 0.2
Naufahu Tahi 1.4 12.7 0.1
Chester Taylor 1 8.9 0.1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Jon Kitna 16.7 28.3 211.9 1.1 0.9
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Gus Frerotte 17.5 25.1 243.2 2.2 0.6
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Jason Hanson 1.7 0.2
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Ryan Longwell 1.5 0.2

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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