New England (4th - AFCE) at Minnesota (2nd - NFCN)

Matchup Details
Sun, Sep 14 - TCF Bank Stadium
KICK OFF - 1:00 PM ET
W/LATSHomeAwayO/U
New England 0-10-1-00-00-11-0-0
Minnesota 1-01-0-00-01-00-1-0
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
New England
PPlayerStatusNotes
DLM. Buchanan
day-to-day
Ankle
09/14/14
Buchanan has a sprained ankle and has missed the last two games. He is questionable to return Week 3 against the Raiders.
LBJ. Collins
day-to-day
Thigh
09/14/14
Collins has a thigh injury and did not play Sunday. He is questionable Week 3 against the Raiders.
CR. Wendell
day-to-day
Knee
09/14/14
Wendell has a knee injury and did not play Sunday. He is questionable Week 3 against the Raiders.
CBB. Browner
Elig Week 5
Suspension
09/03/14
Browner will serve a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
WRG. Orton
I-R
Achilles
09/04/14
Orton has been placed on injured reserve with an Achilles injury.
RBT. Gaffney
I-R
Knee
08/27/14
Gaffney has been placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury.
LBC. Gordon
I-R
Undisclosed
08/27/14
Gordon has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the entire season.
Minnesota
PPlayerStatusNotes
LBB. Watts
day-to-day
Knee
09/14/14
Watts has a knee injury and has missed the last two games. He is questionable to return Week 3 against the Saints.
LBM. Mauti
day-to-day
Foot
09/14/14
Mauti has a foot injury and has missed the last two games. He is questionable Week 3 against the Saints.
RBA. Peterson
day-to-day
Disciplinary
09/14/14
Peterson has been indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child did not play Sunday. He is questionable Week 3 against the Saints.
WRR. Smith
day-to-day
Hamstring
09/14/14
Smith has a hamstring injury and did not play Sunday. He is questionable Week 3 against the Saints.
WRJ. Simpson
Elig Week 4
Suspension
08/18/14
Simpson has been suspended for three games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
SM. Raymond
I-R
Concussion
09/04/14
Raymond has been placed on injured reserve with a concussion.
NEWS

Covers Preview - Losing Pro Bowler Logan Mankins to trade late in the preseason and the juggling of the offense line certainly seemed to hurt the New England Patriots in Week 1. The Minnesota Vikings will attempt to take advantage of that weakness when they host the Patriots on Sunday. The Vikings looked like contenders in their season opener with a dominating 34-6 victory over St. Louis behind an efficient performance from quarterback Matt Cassel.

 
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