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Thinking About The Vikings

The Giants have a matchup against the Vikings this Sunday, and they are traveling to frigid Minnesota to do so (and don’t they want an outdoor stadium? That’s a bad idea). Anyway, the Vikes have been up and down, but have seemingly responded well to interim coach Leslie Frazier. Will they show up and beat the Giants?

-Brett Favre

Will he or won’t he? My money is on will he, although if he does, he’ll probably be limited. Despite having an awful year, he’s still a threat, and can still make plays. If he doesn’t play, Tarvaris Jackson plays, and he was impressive against Buffalo in relief for #4. The Giants do the difficult task of preparing for both. Viking will probably make Favre a game time decision to further the confusion.

-Adrian Peterson

Still think he’s the best running back in football. The Giants have been good in run defense in recent weeks, but they haven’t faced AP. It will be key to limit him. Let him have a big game, and the Giants are toast. You’ll see less pass rush formations, and more of Canty, Cofield and probably Linval Joseph.

-Jared Allen

David Diehl says he’s playing this week. That’s good news. The bad news is he’s going against Allen. One of the top DEs, he’ll be a handful for Diehl in his return. Help from Bear Pascoe will be key.

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4 Responses to “Thinking About The Vikings”

  1. "Viking" Ken says:

    Jeremy –

    Good Break down of the upcoming game. I agree, Favre will start & hand off to Adrian or Gerhart & then let Tavaris Jackson come in to finish. He might play a series.
    I actually won’t be able to watch this game, as I’m helping out Santa PAWS & my local animal shelter.
    It will be a good fight. If Eli can take advantage of the weak secondary (provided he’s not getting pressure upfront) he’ll have a good game. Another key for the giants is like you said containing the Vikings Run game.

    “Viking” Ken

  2. Dave says:

    Diehl’s absence was a blessing in disguise. We have not had a sack since his being in the line up at LT and now that he is back, watch, that streak ends.

    • Jason C. says:

      They’ve also played mainly against teams in the bottom 1/3 in total sacks. I think the streak is great in terms of what it means for Eli to stay upright throughout most of the game, but giving up a sack to Jared Allen hardly would make Diehl a horrible player, as to say it was a blessing in disguise that your pro-bowl tackle was injured.

      • Diehl is a great guy, he’s had an awful year. Production has been awful, worst production on the offense according to PFF.

        I think in that sense, getting Andrews Beatty and Boothe in his place was a blessing.

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