The Washington Redskins (5-5) host the Minnesota Vikings (3-7) on Sunday at FedEx Field. Here is a look at the statistical leaders for both teams and the their offensive and defensive rankings.
Comparing Team Leaders:
The Vikings are lead by QB Brett Favre who has 2274 passing yards and a QB rating of 69.8, he has thrown 10 touchdowns and 17 interceptions compared to Redskins’ QB Donovan McNabb who has 2642 yards passing and a QB rating of 76.1, he has thrown 10 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
The Vikings leading rusher is RB Adrian Peterson who is averaging 4.6 yards per carry with 980 yards on 211 carries and has 7 touchdowns compared to Redskins RB Ryan Torain who is averaging 4.3 yards per carry with 391 yards on 91 carries and 3 touchdowns.
Wide Receiver Percy Harvin is the Vikings top pass catcher averaging 12.9 yards per catch with 46 receptions for 595 yards, and he has 4 receptions for touchdowns. WR Santana Moss is the leading receiver for the Redskins averaging 12.9 yards per catch with 57 receptions for 738 yards, and has 3 receptions for touchdowns.
The Vikings defensive leader is Chad Greenway with 99 combined tackles, Ray Edwards leads the team in sacks with 5.5 and the Vikings have E.J. Henderson and Husain Abdullah tied for the lead with 2 interceptions each.
The Redskins defensive leaders are London Fletcher with 92 tackles. Brian Orakpo has a team high 7.5 sacks and DeAngelo Hall leads the team with 6 interceptions.
Complete Tale of the Tapes:
Total Offense: Washington is ranked 15th with 344.4 yards per game and Minnesota ranks 18th with 336.8 ypg.
Rushing Offense: Washington is ranked 22nd with 96.9 yards per game and Minnesota ranks 10th with 118.5 ypg.
Passing Offense: Washington is ranked 10th with 247.5 yards per game and Minnesota ranks 18th with 218.3 ypg.
Total Defense: Washington is ranked 32nd giving up 411.1 yards per game and Minnesota ranks 10th allowing 317.1 ypg.
Rushing Defense: Washington is ranked 27th giving up 131.0 yards per game and Minnesota ranks 7th allowing 99.1 ypg.
Passing Defense: Washington is ranked 29th giving up 280.1 yards per game and Minnesota ranks 15th allowing 218.0 ypg.
Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Bernie Marshall