New York Jets vs. Minnesota Vikings: The Series

By Alan Schechter

Two teams on the outside of the NFL playoffs looking in to battle on Sunday as the 5-7 Minnesota Vikings play host to our 2-10 New York Jets. The Vikings are coming off of a solid 31-13 win over the Carolina Panthers. On the other hand, the Jets are coming off of a 16-13 loss on Monday night against the Dolphins, in which the Jets buried Geno Smith in the gameplan, allowing him to throw 13 times, and only eight until well into the fourth quarter.

Let’s take a look at the history between these two teams.

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The Jets have performed well in limited meetings against the Vikings. Specifically, the Jets have won the last seven straight, and sport an 8-1 record in the series. The last time these two teams met was in 2010, when LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 94 yards en route to a 29-20 Jets win. These two teams faced off in Minnesota in 2006 when Laveranues Coles went off, catching 12 passes for 144 yards and one touchdown, as the Jets topped Minnesota, 26-13.

Geno Smith has performed well against NFC opponents, as he is aiming for his fifth straight start against an NFC team with a touchdown pass. In his only meeting against the Vikings, Chris Ivory rushed for 74 yards. Demario Davis and David Harris are tied for the team lead in tackles with 90.

Teddy Bridgewater is playing well for the Vikings, as he comes into this game looking for his third straight game with two passing TDs. The last time Greg Jennings faced the Jets as a member of the Packers, he posted six catches for 81 yards. Cordarrelle Patterson has recorded three touchdowns in his last four games against AFC opponents. In 2013 with the Panthers, Captain Munnerlyn posted a 41 yard interception for a touchdown.