This game has little meaning for the New York Giants (6-8), as they were effectively eliminated from any chance at the playoffs with their division rival Washington Redskins (8-7) winning the NFC East last night in a 38-24 victory over the Eagles (6-9) in Philadelphia.
The Minnesota Vikings (9-5) are one game behind the Green Bay Packers, a 10-5 team that has clinched a playoff spot, but was decimated by the Cardinals (13-2) in Arizona this afternoon. The Vikings are projecting to be the sixth-seed wildcard in the playoffs for the NFC. They have found a good balance on offense with Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson, and seem to be peaking at the right time for a strong post-season appearance.
Adrian Peterson leads the NFL in rushing attempts and rushing yards this season, and looks to be on his way to a third NFL rushing title. He was also just named to the seventh Pro Bowl of his career.
Teddy Bridgewater has been developing into a solid pro-quarterback this year, and has a 66.3 completion percentage. Last week in the win against the Chicago Bears, Bridgewater threw for 4 touchdowns, finishing the day with a well-managed 17-of-20 for 231 yards with only 3 incompletions. The last time a Vikings quarterback threw for 4 touchdowns in a game was when Brett Favre played against the Giants in 2010.
That's your preview for tonight. The usual rules apply, and enjoy the game!