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MINNESOTA (1-4) At N.Y. GIANTS (0-6)

Monday, 8:40 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE - Giants by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Minnesota 2-3, New York 1-5

SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 13-9

LAST MEETING - Giants beat Vikings 21-3, Dec. 13, 2010

LAST WEEK - Vikings lost to Panthers 35-10; Giants lost to Bears 27-21

AP Pro32 RANKING - Vikings No. 29, Giants No. 30

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (13), PASS (21)

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (T17), PASS (29)

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (30), PASS (8)

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (26), PASS (20)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Last game between teams was played in Detroit because snowstorm collapsed Metrodome roof. ... Vikings newcomer and former Bucs castoff Josh Freeman is Vikings' third starter at quarterback in four games. ... RB Adrian Peterson leads NFL with 9,332 yards rushing since joining league in 2007. In past 15 games, he has rushed for 2,081 yards and 15 touchdowns. ... Rookie Cordarrelle Patterson is second in NFL with 33.8-yard average on kickoff returns. ... Since joining league in 2004, DE Jared Allen has NFL-best 120 1/2 sacks. ... LB Erin Henderson is only player in NFL with two sacks and two interceptions. ... Minnesota has been called for 22 penalties, tied for second fewest in league, one behind Miami. ... Giants QB Eli Manning has thrown league-high 15 interceptions, tying his total from last season. Manning needs 215 yards passing to surpass Phil Simms as team's all-time leader. ...RB Brandon Jacobs ran for 106 yards and two TDs last week, first Giants back to gain 100 yards rushing this season. ...WR Victor Cruz has had 14 receptions for 261 yards and two TDs in last two Monday night games. ...WR Rueben Randle has nine catches for 171 yards and three TDs in last two games. ...New York has five sacks in six games and has given up a league-high 209 points.

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