Three things to watch:
The Giants’ passing game vs the Vikings’ challenged secondary. Minnesota is ranked 30th agains the pass. The Giants are flush with all three of their receiving stars in top health. If Eli Manning stays clean, the Blue can rack up some yardage and points tonight.
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson vs the Giants’ defense. Peterson, despite the recent tragedy in his life, is still the game’s premier rusher. The Giants will counter by sicking MLB Jon Beason on him most of the game. Beason is the only player the Giants have that has a chance at bottling Peterson up. In addition, rookie DT Jonathan Hankins should see an increase in reps. He’s looking like a player…
Special teams. The Giants are burying their KO attempts this year. Josh Brown has done a nice job at that (but they’ve only kicked off 23 times in six games). That’s good news because Vikings rookie KR Cordarrelle Patterson is one of the most explosive players in the NFL.
Giants’ players to watch:
Naturally Beason and Hankins. Throw in RB Peyton Hillis, who looks to be the primary ballcarrier tonight.
It’s time for DE Damontre Moore to take some snaps off the dormant JPP and Justin Tuck, who have not made any impact rushing the passer.
TE Brandon Myers has to make some plays instead of being a checkdown option. The Giants need him to start doing what he does best – catch the ball when it’s thrown to him.