Giants QB Eli Manning, who will start his 100th consecutive game, is 0-4 against the Vikings, plus the Giants can’t forget last season’s 44-7 loss in the final game of the season. The Giants played like dogs that day.
The good news for Manning is that receivers Steve Smith and Hakeem Nicks are scheduled to return to action as well as LT David Diehl. Behind a makeshift offensive line, Manning hasn’t been sacked in the last five games. But he will face more pressure from Jared Allen and Kevin Williams, two players who have been playing better lately.