With the Vikings and the Lions fighting for a playoff spot. The Vikes have won a couple of games in a row. This is the 1st time this season. Hopefully the Vikes can make a run for one of the two wildcard spots.Some things the Vikes need to do to win:
For the offense:
With AD lock and loading from his 2.5 game absence. What a time to return. With him and Taylor healthy this will make our running game even more potent that it have been all season. I would run the ball with our 2 headed beast running attack that we have in the backfield againt the Lions. They have a pretty decent run defense. We will see if out OL can get the push upfront for our RBs. The passing game that we have is a nice chance of pace from the running game. I would like to see 20 attempts a game. But as long as we are scoring point that is all that matters.
For the defense:
With the Lions passing game lead by Jon Kitna is the story for the defense. Their running game is averaging less that 100 yards per contest.With the Williams' in the middle and the DE/LBs, we should control line of scrimmage again in this gain. Leslie Frazier, the Vikes DC need to keep pressure on Kitna all game long like he did to Manning in last weeks game. We need to keep the pressure on Kitna or he will torch the secondary.
Here are some keys the Vikes do to continue their march to the playoffs.