Alex Boone, who sustained a hip injury during the Vikings' win over the Panthers, departed after the stretching period and did not practice Thursday.
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Vikings' success comes in spite of run game
Per the Elias Sports Bureau, no team has ever had fewer rushing yards during a 3-0 start than Minnesota this season. On the bright side, two of the three other teams on the list wound up in the Super Bowl that season, including last year's champion, the Broncos.
Split opinions on Giants-Vikings
Two of three personnel men polled by Mike Sando picked New York to win on Monday night, citing Minnesota's lack of a sustainable offense. But the other feels strongly the opposite way. Evaluators' predictions (Insider)
Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer
Alex Boone, Zach Line, David Morgan and Sharrif Floyd aren't practicing for the Vikings as they begin their work week before Monday night's game against the Giants.
Linval Joseph is only one off his career high in sacks after just three games, and continuing that trajectory would make the Vikes even more fearsome.
FPI: Tune in for Giants-Vikings
Minnesota's second game in its new stadium will again be in prime time, this time on Monday Night Football. ESPN's Football Power Index sees a good matchup with the Giants coming to town. FPI game rater
Outsiders: Vikings in excellent position
With a defense that is playing more like its reputation from last year, Minnesota has a 72.9 percent chance at the postseason, per Football Outsiders. Only one NFC team has greater odds. Playoff odds (Insider)
Everson Griffen had three sacks against Cam Newton and the Panthers during the Vikings' victory on Sunday.
Which undefeated team is the best between the Ravens, Patriots, Broncos, Eagles and Vikings?
Is Danielle Hunter a future star?
Based on Bill Barnwell's research, it sure seems like it. Hunter has been extremely productive on limited snaps, sacking QBs every 36.9 chances as a pro, and his role has grown significantly this year. Small-sample-size studs
To stay undefeated, the Vikings will have to slow rookie WR Sterling Shepard and find ways to move the ball against a strong Giants defensive front.
Minnesota would have to pay Adrian Peterson $18 million if it wants him back next season. The data evaluating Peterson's (or any running back's) importance says that would be a very unwise move.
Graziano: Vikings' defense cures all ills
From a wealth of injuries to a lack of offensive production, Minnesota has had plenty of hurdles to overcome this season. Lucky for the Vikings, their defense just doesn't care, Dan Graziano writes. Lessons from Week 3
Banged up on the offensive line, the Minnesota Vikings added fourth-round draft pick Willie Beavers to the roster for depth Monday vs. the Giants.
Giants NFL Nation reporter Jordan Raanan and Vikings NFL Nation reporter Ben Goessling preview the Week 4 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.
Which 3-0 team -- the Broncos, Eagles, Patriots, Ravens or Vikings -- is most likely to miss the playoffs?
Five teams are 3-0, but recent history suggests at least one of the teams will miss the playoffs. Which one is most likely to miss the postseason?
Vikings keep moving up Power Rankings
After another impressive win, Minnesota is moving up yet again, trailing only one other NFC team. The Vikings haven't ranked this high since the end of the 2009 season. Power Rankings
The Vikings, who returned all 11 starters on D and have aides familiar with Mike Zimmer, say cohesion has helped in allowing 13 points after halftime.
Adrian Peterson reacted to surgery last week with a song and had the good humor to post the video on Instagram.
Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer
Charles Woodson, Randy Moss, Cortez Kennedy and two of New Orleans' finest here for the Monday Night Football game. We had lunch today at Company Burger -- very good as usual.
The Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings are both 3-0 to start the year, two of just five undefeated teams remaining in the NFL.
Vikings vs Giants
U.S. Bank Stadium - Mon 10/3