NFL Minnesota Vikings vs New York Giants live stream Free Online NFL Week 05 Sunday Football 06 October 2019, NFL online live with HD quality on PC, Laptop, iPhone, Ipad and Android over the Internet. It’s Will be kick of at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States, Time 01:00 PM (ET) broadcast on NFL Network, CBS, Fox Sports, NBC, ESPN.
A pair of NFC teams trying to figure things out take the field in the shadow of the Big Apple in week 5 action from the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings are on the road as they make the trip to face the New York Giants Sunday afternoon. Minnesota fell 16-6 on the road in the Windy City to the Bears last Sunday in a hard-hitting NFC North matchup. New York earned a 24-3 win at home over the Redskins in a NFC East clash last Sunday. The Vikings own a 15-10 advantage in the all-time regular season series and have taken the last two: that includes a 24-10 home win in the most recent matchup on October 3, 2016.
Minnesota was completely stifled in their last contest as they were unable to knock off the Bears on the road in a defensive struggle. The Vikings dropped to .500 on the season and both their losses have come within the division, leaving them 0-2 against NFC North foes. Minnesota has to be more effective offensively and that means getting the passing game going, which has been a complete non-factor most of the season. The Vikings get a breather after facing stout defenses like Green Bay and Chicago in the first quarter of the season here.
The Vikings couldn’t mount sustained drives the majority of the way and took the loss in a game where they knocked Chicago starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky out of the game on the opening drive. Despite facing a backup quarterback, Minnesota couldn’t pull out the win. The Vikings were outgained 269-222 in the contest, gave up 17 first downs while picking up 15 and were dominated 35:27 to 24:33 in time of possession. The Vikings turned the ball over twice while failing to generate a turnover in the game: Minnesota didn’t get on the board until less than three minutes remained in the contest. By then, it was too little, too late.
New York climbed back to the .500 mark on the season as they won their second straight game by shutting down the Redskins at home. The Giants continued their recent offensive success and got a much better defensive showing than they had in any of the first three weeks of the season. Whether New York can sustain that momentum remains to be seen as they are going to face a stiff Minnesota defense here after poking holes in the soft Tampa Bay and Washington units the last two weeks. The Giants do get Golden Tate back from his four-game suspension for PEDs this week, which will help bolster a weak receiving corps.
The Giants jumped to a 14-0 lead three minutes in the second quarter and didn’t let Washington closer than 11 the rest of the way. New York kept the Redskins out of the end zone and completely shut down the Washington offensive attack in the game. The Giants rolled up a 389-176 advantage in total offense while holding a 24-8 advantage in first downs. New York controlled the clock as they held the time of possession edge by a 36:09 to 23:51 margin. Both teams turned the ball over four times in a sloppy game: the Giants did score on a pick-six by Jabrill Peppers to close the scoring in the third quarter.
Minnesota has been extremely effective on the ground this season and their ability to move the ball in the run game has made things that much easier for the rest of the team. The Vikings started the season by piling up 38 carries for 172 yards and three scores against the Falcons in the opener. In a losing effort against the Packers in week two, Minnesota ran the ball 27 times for 198 yards and a score: that was followed up by 38 carries for 211 yards and three scores against the Raiders last week. Against the Bears in week 4, it was tough sledding for the Vikings as they were stifled to a season low 40 yards plus a score on 16 carries.
Dalvin Cook leads the team with 71 carries for 410 yards and five scores on the season. Alexander Mattison has 27 carries for 137 yards plus a score while Kirk Cousins chips in 12 carries for 37 yards and a score. Mike Boone is a viable third back with three carries with 28 yards should he be needed. As a team, Minnesota has rung up seven run plays that have covered at least 20 yards: Cook has four, Mattison two and Boone has one. The Vikings have moved the ball 31 times via the ground this season.
New York’s run defense has been up and down this season. The Giants have allowed more than 140 yards twice and held their other two opponents under 100 yards on the ground this season. New York gave up 30 carries for 89 yards and a score in the opening game of the season against Dallas. The Giants sputtered against Buffalo in week 2 (34 carries, 151 yards, three TD) and against the Buccaneers in week 3 (32 carries, 144 yards) before bouncing back last week against a hapless Washington team. New York held the Redskins to 17 carries for 55 yards. Facing a tough Minnesota ground game is going to be a challenge for the Giants and could go a long way to determining how this game goes.
Safety Antoine Bethea leads the team with 29 tackles (18 solo) on the season. Jabrill Peppers (27 tackles), Janoris Jenkins (21 tackles), along with linebackers Ryan Connelly (20 tackles) and Markus Golden (14 tackles) are near the top of the leaderboard for the Giants when it comes to tackles this season. Golden leads the team with 3.5 tackles for loss while Oshane Ximines (10 tackles) has three while Connelly contributes 2.5 on the year. As a team, New York has racked up 17 tackles for loss: they have not forced or recovered a fumble this season.
New York is trying their best to move the ball on the ground though at times, they’ve been limited by the game flow and situation. The Giants also are dealing with an injury to their most explosive player, which has hampered things. New York ran the ball 17 times for 151 yards plus a score against Dallas in week 1. The Giants had 20 carries for 129 yards and a score against the Bills in week 2 and 19 times for 72 yards plus two scores against the Buccaneers in week 3. Last week against the Redskins, New York racked up 37 carries for a season-high 164 yards plus a score. The Giants will look to build on that in this contest.
Saquon Barkley leads the team on the ground with 37 carries for 237 yards and a score. He suffered a high ankle sprain against the Buccaneers in week 3: he missed last week and is unlikely here. Barkley did take part in some individual drills Wednesday and seems likely to return before his four-week projection but expecting him against the Vikings could be troublesome. That means that Wayne Gallman (25 carries, 93 yards, two TD) and Jon Hilliman (10 carries, 33 yards) will have to pick up the slack. Daniel Jones has 10 carries for 66 yards and two scores on the ground as well. The Giants have five run plays of at least 20 yards this season and have moved the sticks 27 times via the ground game this season.