The game between the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants was moved to tonight in Detroit because the dome roof collapsed in Minnesota.
The teams, particularly the Giants, were forced to adjust their schedules and travel plans accordingly.
Maybe the unfamiliar schedule will help New York end a four-game losing streak against Minnesota.
Don’t expect the game-time decision of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre to be a major factor. The New York defense should be able to do its job against Favre or backup Tarvaris Jackson. It’s Eli Manning and the Giants offense that must play better against the Vikings.
New York has lost its previous four games against Minnesota, and some have not been pretty. The Giants have been outscored 129-64 in those games. The highest scoring output the Giants were able to get in those four games was back in 2005, when they scored 21 points.
Last season, the Giants' disappointing year came to an official end after the Vikings handed them an embarrassing 44-7 defeat. New York must come out determined to give a better performance, and it starts with Manning.
Minnesota has been solid against the run this season, ranked fifth in the NFL. They have given up an average of just 92 rushing yards per game this season. Big lanes may be hard to come by for Giants running backs Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs.
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