NFL Wild Card: What happened in the last regular season game between Giants and Vikings?
Watching the Vikings beat them with a last gasp field goal would likely have been a bitter pill to swallow. Expect a harsh response on Sunday night.
With a shot at redemption against the team that beat them during the holiday season, as well as a spot in the Divisional Round of the 2022-23 NFL Playoffs, we’re expecting the New York Giants to go all against the marauding Minnesota Vikings.
The Giants seek revenge against Vikings
Who could forget the Christmas Eve epic that the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings gave us? It was a game that everything right down to the last play of the game, literally. On that night, Vikings kicker Greg Joseph stepped up with seconds left on the clock and proceeded to complete a 61-yard field goal - yes it was that far - to secure a 27-24 win for Minnesota. Needless to say, the Giants did not take kindly to the loss and most definitely not the manner in which they did.
Now, here we are. A day away from a massive Wild Card Weekend game with the Vikings coming in on a 13-4 record while the No. 6 seeded Giants have come to play with a 9-7-1 record, which is to say they just squeezed into the post season. On the other hand, there is perhaps no game across the slate that brings as much context as this one. Rest assured the Giants are most definitely bitter about their holiday season loss to a team that they believe they should have beat and moreover, one that many believe has a record that flatters. Expect fireworks in this one.
Giants vs Vikings: The playoff history
Though you might be surprised to know it, when it comes to the NFL postseason, New York actually has the edge in the series against Minnesota with a 2-1 record in the playoffs. Their wins in 1993 and the 2000 NFC Title game are quite literally the stuff of legend amongst Giants fans. As for the Vikings, their 1997 Wild Card win will definitely be a point of reference for them on Sunday night. On that note, we should mention the fact that homefield advantage is of great importance in the NFL, which is to say if there is one thing the Vikings will be banking on to prevent the Giants mission of vengeance, it will be the support of their fans. Ultimately, what teams do against each other in the regular season, counts for little when it comes to the playoffs, but what we can say is we’re banking on another huge performance from these two.
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