New York Giants: 5 Critical Matchups of 2015

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Oct 21, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck (91) sacks Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman (12) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. New York Giants defeat the Minnesota Vikings 23-7. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

3. Giants at Vikings – Week 16

This is the wild card of the group. Why the Vikings? Lots of times, playoff spots are locked up in Weeks 15 and 16, so this game could be the Giants “win-and-you’re-in” game.

Second point: the Vikings are good. Did anyone see the way this team came on last year? Charles Johnson and Teddy Bridgewater formed some great chemistry in Norv Turner’s offense, and Mike Zimmer is a defensive wiz that is quietly forming one of the league’s more dominant secondaries.

And by the way, they’re getting Adrian Peterson back. This game’s no easy one.

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