WLOS — The top spot in the NFC North is on the line Sunday when the New York Giants travel to Minnesota for their first meeting with the Vikings.
The Vikings, who are undefeated and lead the NFC in total offense, are coming off a 34-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers in their opener.
The Giants are coming into their bye week with a 7-3 record.
“The defense is one of the best teams in the league, but we’ve got to keep up the play of our offense, especially with the injuries to guys like [Josh] Brown and [Jamaal] Charles,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said.
“We’ve got a bunch of talented players who can make plays for us.
We’ve got some good pieces.”
The Vikings defense ranks second in the AFC North behind Cleveland.
Minnesota has allowed only 29.5 points per game, second-fewest in the division.
The defense has allowed an average of just 12.7 points per contest, third-fewer than the next-best team, New England (14.3).
The Giants have also allowed fewer than 200 rushing yards in three of their last four games.
But they have not allowed more than 200 yards in a game since Dec. 14.
This one is a must-win game for Coughlins team.
They have beaten the Vikings twice this season, a span of 18 games.