4 keys to victory for the Minnesota Vikings at Bucs in Week 14

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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Pressure Tom Brady

No quarterback likes getting hit. Especially one in the twilight of his career like Tom Brady.

The Buccaneers signal-caller can pick an opposing team apart at will if provided enough time and Tampa Bay has playmaking weapons in the passing game everywhere you look. However, if the perennial Super Bowl winner is rushed consistently, then he is prone to more mistakes than in the past.

This will need to be a collective effort from the Minnesota Vikings, who remain in the playoff hunt despite not having their stud defensive end Danielle Hunter to call upon this season. Mike Zimmer likes nothing more than calling plenty of blitzes and one expects to see this early and often at Raymond James Stadium.

Brady’s credentials are unrivaled.

However, the cracks are beginning to show and if the Vikings can somehow secure their seventh win of the season, it would leave the one-time Super Bowl hopefuls on the outside looking in regarding a postseason berth.

Players like Ifeadi Odenigbo, Jalyn Holmes, and rookie D.J. Wonnum will be tasked with bringing the heat from the edge. But Jaleel Johnson and Shamar Stephen also need to produce the goods from the interior.