Next Gen Stat: In Week 9, Sam Bradford had his second-quickest average time to throw this season (2.25 seconds).
Quick passes: Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur emphasized short, quick passes for Bradford in Week 9. Not only did Bradford have a fast release time, he also averaged just 3.9 air yards per completion (his lowest of 2016).
Stout secondary: No team defends deep passes better than the Vikings this year. Minnesota has allowed a 12.5 passer rating on throws of 20+ air yards.
Slumping defense: Minnesota still ranks 1st in the NFL in scoring defense (15.8 PPG allowed), but the Vikings have allowed 20+ points in each of the last three games.