New York vs Minnesota Preview
When- January 15, 3:30 PM FOX
Where- U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
New York- 6 Seed (NFC East)
Strength of Schedule- 7 out of 32
Minnesota- 3 Seed (NFC North)
Strength of Schedule- 22 out of 32
Why New York will win- The Vikings could be the most vulnerable 13-4 team in NFL history. Despite an impressive record, Minnesota has its’ fair share of weaknesses on both sides of the ball. Their offense ranks near the bottom of the league in both rushing yards, and sacks allowed. Defensively, they rank second to last in the NFL surrendering 389 total yards per game.
Why Minnesota will win- The Giants defense ranks 28th in rush yards allowed per game (144.2) which should allow the Vikings to find some production in the run game with 1,000-yard RB Dalvin Cook. QB Kirk Cousins threw for 299 yards and 3 TD’s in the 3-point victory over the Giants on Christmas Eve. The Vikings have found ways to win all season long going a perfect 5-0 in games decided by 3 points or less and have lost just once at home on the year.
Eye Test Analytics Predicted Outcome- New York by .88 points