The Giants face a potentially tricky match up on Sunday when the Vikings come to Giants Stadium. While the Vikings probably won’t have Adrian Peterson, they still have Chester Taylor who rushed for 164 yards and three touchdowns last week. Minnesota has used their two excellent backs to lead the league in rushing. On defense the Vikings have the best rushing defense in the league, but the worst pass defense.
The Giants should exploit the Minnesota pass defense to their advantage. Last week Eli Manning completed passes to nine different receivers and with Brandon Jacobs hurt and Derek Ward likely out, look for the Giants to pass the ball often. Minnesota will probably break off some big runs with or without Peterson, but it won’t be enough. The injuries are a concern, but the Giants should take this one pretty easily and improve to 8-3.
Photo of Eli Manning sporting his latest doo after defeating the Lions by AP/Paul Sancya