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New York Giants At Minnesota Vikings: NFL Week 14 Game Capsules

The New York Giants are in solid shape to make a return to the playoffs. With just four games remaining, the G-Men are 8-4, tied for first place in the NFC East. That said, it's going to be a tight race for the two NFC Wild Card berths this year. The Giants have the Saints and Packers to contend with as well were they not to win the division, both of which are playing good football. 

Don't sleep on the Vikings either. Despite the mediocre record, Minnesota is playing better under interim head coach Leslie Frazier. There's a renewed sense of optimism for the time being in the Vikings locker room, and it wouldn't at all be surprising to see them continue to play well down the stretch.

Here's a few facts, figures and trends on the two teams' series history, as well as up-to-date season stats for both squads.

NEW YORK GIANTS (8-4) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (5-7)

SERIES

GIANTS

VIKINGS

SERIES LEADER

 

13-8

STREAKS

 

Past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Coughlin: 2-5

Frazier: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 31-7 vs. Redskins

W 38-14 vs. Bills

LAST GAME

1/3/10: Giants 7 at Vikings 44. Minnesota scores 44 consecutive points to open game & holds New York scoreless until 4th quarter. QB Brett Favre throws for 316 yards & 4 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

1/3/10

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 123 (NYG), 129 (Min.). XM: 103 (Min.).

 

STATS

PASSING

Manning: 260-401-2,982-23 (T2C)-17-88.6

Favre: 212-351-2,446-10-18-69.6 OR
Jackson: 19-28-223-3-3-87.9

RUSHING

Bradshaw: 219-1,013 (3C)-4.6-7 (T3C)

Peterson: 233-1,123 (1C)-4.8-11 (1C)

RECEIVING

Smith: 47-517-11.0-3

Harvin: 51-627-12.3-4

OFFENSE

384.6 (3C)

337.8

TAKE/GIVE

-1

-11

DEFENSE

290.8 (1C)

302.2 (3C)

SACKS

Umenyiora: 9 (T3C)

J. Allen: 8.5

INTs

T. Thomas: 5

E.J. Henderson: 3

PUNTING

Dodge (R): 46.4 (3C)

Kluwe: 44.1

KICKING

Tynes: 80 (32/32 PAT; 16/19 FG)

Longwell: 72 (24/25 PAT; 13/14 FG)

 

 

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