Quick Take: Raiders (2-7) at Vikings (3-6)

Last meeting
In 2003, the Raiders defeated the Vikings 28-18. Oakland forced six turnovers and converted them into 21 points. On offense, RB Tyrone Wheatley finished with 109 yards and one touchdown.

The Raiders have won four the last five and lead the overall series 8-3.

Last week
The Raiders lost to the Bears in a closer-than-it-looked 17-6 game. The teams exchanged field goals until the final quarter, when Bears QB Brian Griese threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Bernard Berrian with 3:11 remaining. The Vikings were pummeled by the Packers 34-0 and also lost league rushing leader Adrian Peterson, who was carted off the field after suffering a knee injury.

At stake
Both teams sit at the bottom of their respective divisions. The Raiders look to stop a five-game skid while the Vikings need to find a healthy QB to finish out the season.

Key matchup
Vikings RB Chester Taylor vs. Raiders run defense. Despite suddenly being without Adrian Peterson, the Vikings still have a favorable matchup at running back with backup -- and former starter -- Chester Taylor. The Raiders, ranked 29th against the run, have given up a league-high 13 rushing TDs on the season. The Raiders defensively are ranked fourth against the pass, and with Tarvaris Jackson struggling, Oakland could devote more personnel to stopping Taylor.

Did you know?
Raiders DT Warren Sapp needs 3½ sacks to become only the second defensive tackle in NFL history to record 100 in his career (John Randle, 137½). ... Minnesota P Chris Kluwe is second in the NFL with 22 punts inside the 20-yard line.

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