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New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings: First Quarter Key Info and Discussion

It was a short week but still felt like a long wait to get to this one. Nonetheless, we made it to the first Thanksgiving home game in Minnesota Vikings history as they host the New England Patriots on Thursday night! Here’s everything you need to know to prepare for today’s competition.

Date and Time: Thursday, November 24, 2022 at 7:20 p.m. Central Time

location: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

television coverage: KARE-11 in the Twin Cities, NBC affiliates nationwide, Peacock streaming service

radio coverage: Vikings Radio NetworkSiriusXM Channels 85 and 227 (Vikings Feed), SiriusXM Channel 88 (National Feed), SiriusXM App Channel 820

line: Vikings -2.5, Over/Under 42.5

Chris’ prediction: Vikings 20, Patriots 17

Three keys

1) Put Sunday’s disaster in the rearview mirror: We all know what happened against Dallas last Sunday and a quick turnaround like that should give the Vikings a chance to get over it quickly. The team should have a vocal home crowd behind them for this game, so they need to remember what got them 8-2 in the first place and act on it.

2) Find Matthew Judon: I said the exact same thing about Micah Parsons ahead of Sunday’s game and. . .well, the Vikings didn’t do that. Now the NFL’s sack leader is coming to town and the Vikings are without their rising star left tackle, Christian Darrisaw. Kevin O’Connell and co. need to make the adjustments they didn’t make last week or it could be another long night on offense.

3) Get after Mac Jones: Jones has only thrown four touchdown passes this season and has had a tendency to turn the ball over this season. The Vikings need to get a big pass rush from Za’Darius Smith and Danielle Hunter (among others) and put some pressure on Jones. It would also help keep the Patriots behind the chains, which they didn’t do against Dallas.

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Now you should be up for today’s game folks. As usual, we will have open topics at the beginning of each quarter, so keep an eye out for those and keep the discussion going.

We hope that in about three hours, much like a great Thanksgiving dinner, this game has managed to take the awful taste of Sunday’s disaster out of our mouths, and this team will be back on the winning track.


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