4 reasons the NY Giants can stun the Vikings in the NFC Wild Card Round

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For the first time since 2016, we can officially say its postseason week for the NY Giants. And no, we don’t need to worry about Isaiah Hodgins, Darius Slayton, Richie James and Kenny Golladay getting on a boat and taking a photo leading up to the showdown against the Vikings in Minnesota.

After finishing the regular season at 9-7-1, the G-Men are officially the No. 6 seed in the NFC and they’ll be taking on the Vikes in the Wild Card Round. On paper, Minnesota is the better team and they’ll be favored to record a strong win. However, don’t make the mistake of sleeping on Big Blue. They have what it takes to come out on top. Here’s four reasons why:

4. The Giants know what it takes to beat Minnesota

No one has forgotten about when these two teams met on Christmas Eve, as it was an incredible showdown. In the end, though, a Greg Joseph field goal from St. Paul ended up powering Minnesota to a 27-24 win over the G-Men as time expired. Yes, the Vikings came away with the close win, but the Giants nearly took them down.

This was a contest that a lot of people felt like the Giants let slip away. That game was there for the taking. If Richie James would have come down with that catch on third down, which he somehow let fall to the turf, who knows how things would have turned out. That’s all in the past, though.

Minnesota has looked rough late in the season. Leading up to Week 18, they nearly lost to the Colts, and then they played like garbage against the Packers the week after. This team isn’t playing with the same kind of confidence that they were earlier in the campaign. This is obviously great news for Brian Daboll and Co.