5 reasons why the Vikings will beat the Giants in the playoffs

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Study the tape

The biggest concern for the Minnesota Vikings against the Giants has to be the aggressive pass rush designed by “Wink” Martindale. They can scheme pressure with the best of teams and did so in their last meeting.

What Minnesota can do is learn from their previous meeting and see where the pressure likes to come from and which players to keep an eye on when they creep up to the line of scrimmage. That can help them get an idea of what to look for in this game.

Looking for any kind of tendency from linemen or linebackers can give the team a huge advantage when it comes to adjusting the blocking on that particular play. And many players unknowingly have such tendencies.

There is no doubt that the Minnesota Vikings will be doing their homework heading into Super Wild Card Weekend. Although the Giants will likely have some new players in new situations, they will likely try to repeat their successes from their previous matchup on Christmas Eve.