The New York Giants are preparing for battle with the Minnesota Vikings this week. The Vikings are having a great season led by the young and exciting Teddy Bridgewater. Can the Giants slow down the Vikings.
This game has huge playoff implications for both teams. The unstable NFC East will not be decided until the final week of the season. The Vikings are hoping to win the NFC North. This is a perfect example of meaningful football, late in the year.
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The Vikings are led by three playmakers on the offense. Teddy Bridgewater is their poised and prolific passer. Adrian Peterson is the most exciting player at the running back position. Steffon Diggs has come on strong as a rookie. The Vikings have playmakers, though the offense is inconsistent.
The Vikings power is their defense. It’s not surprising that a Mike Zimmer coached team would have a top 10 defense. Players like Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr give the Vikings a great energy on defense. The Vikings are a very stingy team.
The Giants need to stretch out the Vikings powerful front seven with their passing game. They need to rattle Bridgewater early because he is a streaky player. The Giants cannot allow Peterson to get a full head of steam. He is the only running back in the NFL who can single-handedly take over a game.
This game won’t be easy but the Giants know its winnable. The playoffs have essentially started for Big Blue. They have no margin of error if they want to achieve their goals.