Can they or Can’t they that is the Question. With the Vikes unable to beat the Atlanta Falcons last week in the Thunderdome to give them the division and a playoff berth. The Vikes still control their own destiny this Sunday when they faceoff against the New York Giants at home.
The thing that helps out the Vikes is that the Giants have nothing else to play for, considering they have wrapped up the NFC side for home field advantage. Some of the starts could be sit parts or all the game to rest them for the playoffs. If the Giants do sit RB Brandon Jacobs would make things considerably easier for the Vikes for they are without Pat Williams. I think that Vikes will not have much trouble holding the Giants running attack is the best in the league this season averaging over 150 yards a game. If the Vikes defense can shutdown the Giants run away runners and keep the QB if it is Eli Manning or David Carr under constant pressure. The defense will shut the Giants down.
With the Tarvaris Jackson at the helm for the third straight start, had a good game against the Falcons. He threw for a season-high 233 yards and two touchdowns. T-Jack had become more comfortable in the pocket hitting the open receivers and not overthrowing them as much. If the Adrian Peterson can get the wheels turning and not fumble the ball away like he did last week. I cannot see the Vikes losing to a Giants team the will be playing their backups much of the game. They beloved purple will be playing with pride and try to make the playoffs the 1st time in the Brad Childress era.