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Sunday Night Football: New York Giants v. Minnesota Vikings

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Tonight on Sunday Night Football we have an NFC tilt between the Giants and Vikings. Share your thoughts live during the game with fellow fans right here on Battle Red Blog.

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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.

Here is the comparison from NFL.com:

That's your preview for tonight.  The usual rules apply, and enjoy the game!