Patriots Vs. Vikings: Game Preview

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Patriots Vs. Vikings: Game Preview
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Once again, the Patriots will be in one of the games of the week in terms of profile, this time against the Vikings. This maybe a must win for the Vikings as they can barely afford to be another game behind the Bears and Packers. The Patriots however are sitting pretty on top of a 5-1 record, but wouldn't like to lose and fall behind the Jets.

Both teams have injury concerns to key players heading into the game but only one will be stealing the headlines. We'll start with the slightly lackluster name, but a very key one, for the Patriots. That name is Patrick Chung who has become a key player on not only defense, but also special teams for the Pats. Chung was limited in practice in the week, but is expected to play after being injured during the Chargers game.

However, we all know the big name injury news is going to be about Favre. There are just so many questions though. Will he play? How much pain will he play through if he does play? Can he withstand a few hits? How will the injury affect his performance level? Is that really his junk? Hopefully all these questions will be answered on Sunday (well, maybe not the last one).

But for now here are some keys to deciding the winner in this match up of the 5-1 Patriots and the 2-4 Vikings.

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