New England Patriots vs. Minnesota Vikings: Five Players To Watch

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Aug 7, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick paces the sidelines against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots will attempt to notch their first win of the season this weekend, as they head up to Minnesota to tangle with the unbeaten Vikings.

New England disappointed us in week one (to say the least), so now the pressure is on to bounce back on Sunday, and put forth a Patriot-like performance. In order to do this, there are a few specific players that must play well, none more important than the five guys up front protecting Tom Brady.

The offensive line was a big concern for this team heading into the season, and through one game, our worst fears have been realized. However, we shouldn’t lose all hope just yet, because I guarantee Bill Belichick will get his crew whipped into shape in no time.

Minnesota also has a few select players that they will be relying on to play well, and I will go into a bit of detail on that as well. Here we go!