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

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Home-field advantage is big

I make this point a lot in these articles, but the Minnesota Vikings fare very well when games are played at U.S. Bank Stadium in front of rowdy fans wearing purple and gold, or even all white if it’s a special occasion.

Minnesota only lost one game on their home turf this season and home-field advantage should be considered a massive reason to believe that Giants fans will be sad after this game on Sunday afternoon.

Sadly, the Christmas Eve crowd for the previous contest between the Vikings and Giants saw the crowd be disappointingly quiet. In fact, it was so bad that a Giants lineman said he thought it would be louder and Minnesota players are asking fans in attendance to be loud.

It is the playoffs, so any advantage fans can give the team would likely be very appreciated. A delay of game penalty or forced time out because of crowd noise can be a real difference-maker for a close game.