Buffalo Bills (5-5) at Jacksonville Jaguars (7-3)
Houston Texans (5-5) at Cleveland Browns (6-4)
New Orleans Saints (4-6) at Carolina Panthers (4-6)
Oakland Raiders (2-8) at Kansas City Chiefs (4-6)
Seattle Seahawks (6-4) at St. Louis Rams (2-8)
Tennessee Titans (6-4) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-7)
Washington Redskins (5-5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-4)
San Francisco 49ers (2-8) at Arizona Cardinals (5-5)
Baltimore Ravens (4-6) at San Diego Chargers (5-5)
Denver Broncos (5-5) at Chicago Bears (4-6)
Philadelphia Eagles (5-5) at New England Patriots (10-0)
Miami Dolphins (0-10) at Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3)
Minnesota Vikings (4-6) at New York Giants (7-3)
KICKOFF: Sunday, 1:00 ET
TV: FOX, Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
22nd meeting. Vikings lead series, 11-10, and are actually better on the road (7-6) than at home (4-4) against the Giants. The Vikings beat New York 24-21 on Nov. 13 2005, at Giants Stadium to end a three-game losing streak in the series.
KEYS TO THE GAME
The Vikings have to pray RB Chester Taylor is able to turn in another monster game if rookie Adrian Peterson isn't ready to return. It won't be easy against the league's No. 7 run defense. QB Tarvaris Jackson, who has a 40.6 passer rating on the road, must make good decisions in the face of the NFL's best pass rush (34 sacks).
The Giants might be forced to lean heavily on RB Reuben Droughns because of injuries to Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward. However, with the offensive line playing well and coordinator Kevin Gilbride freeing TE Jeremy Shockey more to do damage downfield, the Giants should have plenty of weapons to exploit Minnesota's league-worst pass defense (288.4 yards per game).
Vikings: Peterson (knee) is a long shot to play; CB Antoine Winfield (hamstring) couldn't finish last Sunday's game and remains uncertain.
Giants: Jacobs (hamstring) is out and Ward (ankle, groin) is uncertain; SLB Mathias Kiwanuka (fractured left fibula) is out for the season.
Minnesota's four wins are against teams with a combined 14-26 record.
Giants QB Eli Manning is 26-22 through 48 career starts — identical to his brother, Peyton, at the same point in their careers.
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