The Minnesota Vikings weren’t expected to be very good after they lost Teddy Bridgewater to a serious knee injury in training camp and then lost Adrian Peterson to a torn meniscus. However, Minnesota is undefeated at 3-0 and going into a Monday night showdown at home against the New York Giants who are 2-1 themselves. This may prove to be a playoff preview with how well both teams have been playing in the early going. Here is a look at the matchup.
The Giants lost 29-27 to the Washington Redskins for their first loss of the season. Eli Manning has passed for 925 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions this season while finding Odell Beckham Jr. 19 times for 280 yards. The running back situation is fluid with Rashad Jennings having a thumb injury and Shane Vereen out for the season with an arm injury. It will be up to Orleans Darkwa to take pressure off of Manning in the run game. This should be a great chance for the defense to make their mark against Sam Bradford and a depleted Vikings offense.
The Vikings stayed undefeated with a 22-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. Bradford has thrown for 457 yards and three touchdowns for the season while Stefon Diggs have been the key receiver for Minnesota early this season with 20 catches for 325 yards and a touchdown. The run game is all up to Jerick McKinnon with his 53 yards on the ground on 19 carries. It was a great week for the defense against the Panthers last week and now get to be at home to face the Giants. It could turn into another very strong week with the noise inside the team’s new stadium.
Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants Viewing Details
Date: Monday, October 3, 2016
Time: 8:30 P.M. ET
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
TV Channel: ESPN
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