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10 Vikings-49ers Numbers of Note: Floyd's Success Against 49ers
August 22, 2017 07:47 PM | Craig Peters


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Vikings are finally headed home to U.S. Bank Stadium after playing their first two of four total preseason games on the road.

Minnesota is scheduled to host San Francisco at 7 p.m. (CT) on NBC's Sunday Night Football.

The Vikings (1-1) opened with a win at Buffalo but lost last week in Seattle. The 49ers (1-1) won at Kansas City but lost at home to Denver.

Here are 10 numbers of note heading into the prime-time matchup:

2 - NFL ranking of San Francisco's offense in the red zone in 2016; the 49ers had a success rate of (68.2) percent inside an opponent's 20-yard line; The Vikings had a red zone defense percentage of (54.6), which tied for 15th in the NFL.

4 - number of head coaches the 49ers have had since 2014, when the Vikings hired Mike Zimmer; Jim Harbaugh, Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly each coached San Francisco for one season; Kyle Shanahan, who was born in Minneapolis, was hired this offseason after helping Atlanta make Super Bowl LI as the Falcons offensive coordinator.



7 - games out of 10 in which Vikings receiver Michael Floyd has had five or more catches against the 49ers; The former first-round pick of Arizona had two games with eight catches, and two of his three best single-game yardage totals have been against the 49ers (166 in 2012 and 153 in 2014).

10 - games out of the 49ers 16 last season that were decided by 12 or more points (one win, nine losses), including seven by 17 or more; The 2016 Vikings had six games (four wins, two losses) that were decided by 12 or more points.

21 - combined number of players drafted by the 49ers and Vikings in the 2017 NFL Draft; San Francisco tabbed 10, including first-rounders Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster, and Minnesota selected 11 players, despite not having a first-round pick; Iowa (49ers QB C.J. Beathard, TE George Kittle and Vikings DT Jaleel Johnson) and Miami (Vikings G Danny Isidora, WR Stacy Coley and 49ers DB Adrian Colbert) each accounted for three players selected.

68.9 - percentage of passes that have been completed by San Francisco's opponents in the 2017 preseason; Vikings opponents have completed 58.7 percent of their passes this preseason.

88.8 - passer rating for Vikings QB Sam Bradford in five career games against San Francisco; Bradford went 2-2-1 in five games with the Rams against the 49ers, completing 129 of 198 passes for 1,241 yards and five touchdowns against one interception. He last played San Francisco in 2013.



126.2 - rushing yards per game by the 49ers in 2016, which ranked fourth in the NFL; The Vikings defense allowed 106.9 rushing yards per game last season, which ranked 20th in the league.

207.9 - passing yards allowed per game in 2016 by the Vikings defense, which ranked third in the NFL; The 49ers passing offense finished last in the league, averaging 181.9 per game.

2:11 - average length of offensive possession by San Francisco in 2016, which was the least amount of time in the league; The Vikings offense averaged possessions that lasted 2:49, which ranked fifth in the NFL.

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