NFL PREVIEW: MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-6) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (7-5)

WEEK 14 // SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM // REFEREE: BRAD ALLEN

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Vikings lead all-time series, 33-22

STREAKS: Vikings have won past 2

LAST GAME: 9/24/17: Buccaneers 17 at Vikings 34

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/26/14: Vikings 19, Buccaneers 13 (OT)

VIKINGS NOTES:

QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 305 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 99.5 rating in Week 13. Is 1 of 3 QBs (PATRICK MAHOMES & AARON RODGERS) with 11 games with 90+ rating this season. Has 26 TD passes & is only QB with 25+ TD passes in each of past 6 seasons. Aims for his 4th in row with 3+ TD passes & 300+ pass yards. Passed for 317 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 124.7 rating & had rush TD in only career game vs. TB (10/25/15 with Was.). • RB DALVIN COOK had 179 scrimmage yards (120 rush, 59 rec.) in Week 13. Has 4 games with 175+ scrimmage yards in 2020, most in NFL. Has 644 scrimmage yards (128.8 per game) & 8 TDs (7 rush, 1 rec.) in 5 road games this season. Had 169 scrimmage yards (97 rush, 72 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting. Leads NFL in scrimmage yards (1,564) & rush TDs (13). • WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON (rookie) had 9 receptions for 121 yards & TD catch last week. Has 1,039 rec. yards & became 5th rookie in SB era with 1,000+ rec. yards in 1st 12 career games. Aims for his 4th in a row with TD catch. WR ADAM THIELEN had 8 catches for 75 yards & TD catch last week. Aims for his 4th in row with rec. TD. Had 5 catches for 98 yards in last meeting. Ranks 3rd in NFL with career-high 12 rec TDs this season. • LB ERIC KENDRICKS leads team with 107 tackles, his 5thconsecutive 100+ tackle season. LB ERIC WILSON tied for team lead with 11 tackles last week. Has sack & 2 TFL in 2 of his past 3 on road. Is only player with 3+ sacks (3) & 3+ INTs (3) this season. Rookie CB CAMERON DANTZLER had INT, FF & FR in Week 13, all 1st of his career. S HARRISON SMITH had 0.5 sacks & INT last week. Since 2012, ranks 3rd in INTs (27)

BUCS NOTES:

QB TOM BRADY passed for 345 yards & 3 TDs vs. 2 INTs in Week 12. Is 1 of 4 NFC QBs (KIRK COUSINS, AARON RODGERS & RUSSELL WILSON) with 5+ games (5) with 3+ TD passes this season. Has 18 seasons with 3,000+ pass yards, tied with HOFer BRETT FAVRE (18) for most in NFL history. Has 10 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 108 rating in 5 career starts vs. Min. & aims for his 6th in row vs. Min. with 100+ rating. • RB RONALD JONES had 103 scrimmage yards (66 rush, 37 rec.) & 1st-career rec. TD in Week 12. Needs 19 scrimmage yards for 2nd-consecutive 1,000+ scrimmage yard season. Has 3 rush TDs in his past 4 at home. • WR MIKE EVANS had 2 rec. TDs in Week 12. Has 11 games with 2+ TD catches, 4th-most in NFL since 2014. Ranks 4th in NFL with 11 rec. TD in 2020. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with TD catch. WR CHRIS GODWIN had 8 catches for 97 yards in Week 12. Has 5+ receptions in 7 of his 8 games this season. Aims for his 3rd in row with 7+ catches. WR ANTONIO BROWN has 7+ receptions in 2 of his past 3. TE ROB GRONKOWSKI had 6 catches for season-high 106 rec. yards in Week 12. Has 29 career 100-yard games, 2nd-most by TE in NFL history. • LB LAVONTE DAVID ranks 2nd in tackles (1,096) & tied-2nd in TFL (126) since entering NFL in 2012. Aims for his 9th in row at home with 7+ tackles. Had 14 tackles & 3 TFL in only career home game vs. Min. (10/26/14). LB DEVIN WHITE is only player with 100+ tackles (109) & 5+ sacks (5) this season. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 9+ tackles. LB JASON PIERRE-PAUL is 1 of 2 (AARON DONALD) with 8+ sacks in each of past 4 seasons.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): TBD SIRIUS: 83 (Min), 138 (TB) | XM: 380 (Min), 228 (TB)