Breaking down and predicting six NFL wild-card playoff video games

The Giants might want to management Minnesota Vikings star receiver Justin Jefferson (above) to have an opportunity to win their NFC wild-card matchup.

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When: Sunday, 1:30 p.m. PT, Channel 11. Line: Vikings by 3.

How Giants can win: Maintain enjoying over their heads. Brian Daboll has them believing, and he’s prepared to take dangers. Don’t flip it over, don’t do something silly, simply do what you’ve achieved all season. Depend on Saquon Barkley, and let Kayvon Thibodeaux do what he does.

How Vikings can win: Get their stars concerned early. Discover a method to get the ball into Justin Jefferson’s fingers. Everybody will wish to do what Inexperienced Bay did and take him out of the sport. Get it to Dalvin Cook dinner, time and again. Dance with who introduced you.

Decide: The Giants may nonetheless be a yr away, however they’re going to be good. The victory over Indianapolis reminded the Vikings that they’re by no means out of the sport. Minnesota has extra weapons, and Kirk Cousins is up for this problem. VIKINGS 24, GIANTS 20