The Minnesota Vikings get back on the road after three straight home games (one being played in London) to face the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
Here is a quick breakdown of the New York Giants.
2012 Record: 9-7 (second in the NFC East Division)
2012 Offensive Stats: 26.8 points per game, 355.4 total yards per game, 116.4 rushing yards per game, 239.1 passing yards per game, 21 giveaways per game, 20 sacks allowed
2012 Defensive Stats: 21.5 points allowed per game, 383.4 total yards allowed per game, 129.1 rushing yards allowed per game, 254.3 passing yards allowed per game, 35 takeaways per game, 33 sacks
2013 Draft Picks: OT Justin Pugh, Syracuse (Round 1, Pick 19), DT Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State (Round 2, Pick 49), DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&M (Round 3, Pick 81), QB Ryan Nassib, Syracuse (Round 4, Pick 110), S Cooper Taylor, Richmond (Round 5, Pick 152), G Eric Herman, Ohio (Round 7, Pick 225), RB Michael Cox, Massachusetts (Round 7, Pick 253)
Key Additions: LB Kyle Bosworth (signed from the Jaguars), K Josh Brown (Bengals), LB Dan Connor (Cowboys), DT Cullen Jenkins (Eagles), S Ryan Mundy (Steelers), WR Louis Murphy (Panthers), TE Brandon Myers (Raiders), DT Mike Patterson (Eagles), CB Aaron Ross (Jaguars)
Key Departures: TE Travis Beckum (unsigned), TE Martellus Bennett (signed with the Bears), DT Rocky Bernard (unsigned), LB Chase Blackburn (Panthers), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Colts), DT Chris Canty (Ravens), WR Domenik Hixon (Panthers) CB Bruce Johnson (unsigned), OT Sean Locklear (unsigned), RB Kregg Lumpkin (unsigned), S Kenny Phillips (Eagles), CB Justin Tryon (unsigned), K Lawrence Tynes (Buccaneers), DE Osi Umenyiora (Falcons), CB Brian Witherspoon (unsigned)
Profile: It seems the Giants are either getting hot and just sneaking into the playoffs or don’t get hot and just miss the playoffs. They are never really bad or really good in the regular season. Last season, the Giants struggled defensively with the second most yards allowed per game and failed to reach the postseason. They were among the bottom quarter of the league in both yards allowed on the ground and in the air. However, that can be deceiving because they finished in the top half of the league in points allowed per game. The Giants have a solid offense led by their quarterback and stable of talented wide receivers. The Giants success hinges on their both their offensive and defensive lines.