1. LIMIT EXPLOSIVE PASS PLAYS
The Vikings offense has amassed 43 passing performs of 20 yards or extra this season. That is double the Giants’ league-low 21. Justin Jefferson, one of many NFL’s greatest receivers, and Dalvin Cook, one of the harmful working backs in house, can be tough assignments for a Giants protection minus prime nook Adoree Jackson and in flux at inside linebacker. Wink Martindale’s protection has to restrict big downfield features to Jefferson over prime and breakout screens to Cook.
2. DON’T TURN THE BALL OVER
This is the Giants’ No. 1 inner key each week, and up to now Daniel Jones has carried out a superb job defending the ball. The Giants are tied with a league-low 13 giveaways with the Philadelphia Eagles by means of 14 video games. Their 5 interceptions thrown are tied for a league-low with the Eagles, as properly. Jones has solely thrown 4. Some conservative play-calling additionally has protected the Giants from themselves, however the backside line is a clear sport provides them an opportunity to win. The Vikings have compelled 21 turnovers on protection, tied for eighth within the league.
3. RUSH THE PASSER
The Giants hope Kayvon Thibodeaux’s breakout sport in opposition to Washington gave them a glimpse of the potential of their go rush down the stretch alongside Pro Bowler Dexter Lawrence, Leonard Williams and the lately explosive Azeez Ojulari. Minnesota’s offensive line is weak, and Vikings QB Kirk Cousins will be flustered into errors. If the go rush can disrupt Cousins, particularly on the Vikings’ play-action photographs downfield, the Giants will give themselves an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth on Christmas Eve.