With both teams in the hunt for the final playoff spot it is a must win for both teams. The Vikes are currently at 8-6 and hold second wild card spot and the Redskins are at 7-7 and need some help in order to make the postseason. There are some keys that Vikes need to do to stop the Skins especially after they barely skated past the struggling Bears last week.
1. Pressure the QB. With Todd Collins a veteran backup has had a decent couple of games since he is in for the injured Jason Campbell. With the Vikes doing a good job with the blitz and pressure on the QBs they have faced. So why change bring on the pressure. Make Collins uncomfortable in the pocket. So then he will be forced into making bad decisions.
2. Stop the run. With Portis having a desent year. The Viking run stop excelling with 2 Pro bowl tackles in the Williams Wrecking Crew(WCW). I figure the WCW will do a stellar job at stopping the Redskin running backs in this game. I think that this is key to take away all of the weapons that the Skins possess.
3. Run Vikes run.With the best running game in the NFL this season. I have a feeling that Taylor will be getting more than 8 carries in this game. So then the Skins will be seeing more running during this game. The Vikes cannot rely on the pass like other teams this year at least. Childress just has to run with AD and CT pure and simple.
4. Back to management. Last game it seems that Tarvaris Jackson was out of his element. He had almost 30 passes in a game. That is a season high. It is something that we Viking fans are not use to seeing from the offense. So continue with the maturing process of T-Jack with the nice short passes. It has worked all season why switch it up now.
These keys will be essential to win under the light of Sunday Night Football. I believe that the Vikes will prevail after Sunday is over.
#The playoff senario is that the Vikes need to win and the Saint need to tie or lose then we make the post season the 1st time since 2005.