NFL Week 1 - Minnesota Vikings vs San Diego Chargers

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By WhatIfSports.com
September 5th, 2011

Every week WhatIfSports.com simulates thousands of NFL games. This week the San Diego Chargers win 74.3% of the time by an average score of 27.7-19.8. The stats in the box score below represent the average outcomes of those simulations.

To view NFL picks and fantasy football projections from every NFL game this week, visit our Week 1 NFL Scores page.

NFL Week 1
Vikings emblemVikings
@
Chargers
Sun., Sep. 11
Chargers emblem
NFC
Minnesota
AFC
San Diego
20GAME PROJECTION (Sep. 5, 2011)28
Win % 25.7 Win % 74.3
Over/Under 40.5 Spread -9.0
Win % ATS 56.0 Win % ATS 42.8
Over % 70.8 Under % 29.2
First Downs 19 First Downs 23
Rushing 6 Rushing 5
Passing 13 Passing 18
Penalty 1 Penalty 0
3rd Down Eff 6/14 3rd Down Eff 6/12
4th Down Eff 1/1 4th Down Eff 0/0
Rushes-Yards 27-111 Rushes-Yards 22-75
Avg Rush 4.1 Avg Rush 3.3
Comp-Att-Int 21-34-1 Comp-Att-Int 26-38-1
Passing Yards 229 Passing Yards 319
Sacked-Yards 2-15 Sacked-Yards 2-12
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0
Punts-Avg 4-43 Punts-Avg 4-45
KR-Avg 5-24 KR-Avg 4-23
PR-Avg 4-10 PR-Avg 4-9
Penalties-Yards 3-22 Penalties-Yards 4-24
Time of Possession 29:40 Time of Possession 31:10
Rushing ATT YDS TD
Adrian Peterson 16.2 74.2 0.5
Toby Gerhart 6.5 20.6 0.1
Percy Harvin 1.7 7.8 0.0
Donovan McNabb 2.4 7.1 0.0
Rushing ATT YDS TD
Ryan Mathews 15.2 57.3 0.5
Mike Tolbert 3.5 13.5 0.2
Vincent Jackson 1.2 3.5 0.0
Philip Rivers 2.5 0.5 0.0
Receiving REC YDS TD
Percy Harvin 4.0 57.4 0.3
Visanthe Shiancoe 3.5 44.0 0.2
Bernard Berrian 3.7 36.4 0.2
Michael Jenkins 3.1 29.8 0.2
Adrian Peterson 2.9 28.5 0.1
Devin Aromashodu 1.3 21.9 0.2
Kyle Rudolph 1.2 14.6 0.1
Receiving REC YDS TD
Antonio Gates 5.3 77.3 0.5
Vincent Jackson 4.8 67.7 0.4
Malcom Floyd 3.8 52.4 0.3
Patrick Crayton 3.5 44.2 0.3
Ryan Mathews 2.8 25.2 0.2
Randy McMichael 2.2 24.7 0.2
Vincent Brown 1.7 22.6 0.2
Mike Tolbert 1.0 8.2 0.1
Passing YDS TD INT
Donovan McNabb 243.5 1.4 0.9
Passing YDS TD INT
Philip Rivers 331.4 2.4 0.7
Field Goals Made Missed
Ryan Longwell 1.5 0.3
Field Goals Made Missed
Nate Kaeding 1.8 0.3

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