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

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams / Kevin Sabitus/GettyImages
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Matchup 2: Vikings Secondary vs. Davante Adams

Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams needs no introduction with Vikings fans everywhere. Adams terrorized the Vikings for years while he played for the Green Bay Packers. Even though Adams is wearing a different uniform now, he's still an elite player and needs to be treated as such.

The Raiders have rookie quarterback Aidan O'Connell throwing the ball and has shown that Adams is his favorite target, as it's nice having such a great receiver to throw to for such a young player.

If Minnesota can find a way to cut off Adams, that will force the rookie quarterback to look around the field, and that could very easily lead to mistakes.

With Flores' intense blitzing defense, making O'Connell work is exactly what the Vikings need, and taking away Adams as an option makes things exponentially harder.

Stopping Adams completely will prove to be a hard task, but slowing him down and making O'Connell work hard to feed him the ball is exactly what Minnesota needs to get a win.