Season Averages for both Clubs:
Total Yards-376.4(4th NFL Rank)
Total Yards- 321.6(10)
Rushing- 96.5 (12)
Total Yards-324.2(18th NFL Rank)
Rushing- 140.6 (6)
Total Yards- 291.1(7)
With all of Viking Nation cheering for the Saints to win tonight when they travel to Solider Field to face off against the Bears. The Vikes need to win the game on Sunday for the Vikes to make it to the playoffs.
The Vikes will be playing with Tarvaris Jackson under center for possibly the next few weeks, because Frerotte went down when he was trying to tackle a Lion that intercepted a tip ball. It will be interesting to see if Jackson can step up with this opportunity to start again this season. Can Jackson lead the team down the field; sustain drive against a team that actually prepared for him? If we can pass the ball effectively that means Peterson should have a good day on the ground against a top 10 rush defense in the league. Adrian needs continue what he does best: Pound the defense all game long. If we can move the ball and score touchdown will only be half the battle.
The other will be the defense and special teams. With or without the Williams Wall, the Vikes should have no problems with the rushing offense of the Cardinals being the worst in the league. The scary part of the Cardinals is stopping their passing attack. They have one of the best QBs this season in Kurt Warner, he has over 4,000 yards passing and 25 TDs. Warner has receivers that can make big plays on both side Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin. If the Vikes are able to slow down the Warner show, the Vikes will have a good chance in winning the game this Sunday.