3 matchups the Vikings need to win in Week 14 vs. the Raiders

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams
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The Minnesota Vikings have hit a two-game skid after going on a five-game winning streak. What key matchups do they need to win in order for them to get a victory on Sunday?

The Minnesota Vikings are currently sitting at 6-6 and currently hold the 6th seed in the NFC playoffs. A win this week is crucial for Minnesota to stick around in the playoff race, as they are in a tight competition at the bottom of the playoff bracket.

After hitting a two-game losing skid, the team had a much-needed bye week to get healthy and regroup.

The Las Vegas Raiders are a 5-7 team but have looked more solid lately due to interim head coach Antonio Pierce taking over and becoming an immediate favorite in the locker room.

Both teams are coming off bye weeks, meaning that players had time to get healthy, and both sides had extra time to game plan for their opponent.

If Minnesota wants to stay above .500 and stop their 2 game-losing streak, what are some key matchups that they need to win this week against the Raiders?