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

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Sep 7, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) hand the ball off to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) against the St. Louis Rams during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

4. Adrian Peterson

I have already touched on this, but if the Vikings want any chance at controlling this game, and beating what will be a very angry Patriots team, they need to dominate on the ground. They need to be effective, efficient, and most importantly, they need to control the time of possession, so Tom Brady and that Pats offense are on the bench for the majority of the game.

Peterson is hands down the best running back in the game, and containing him is not easy. The Pats must go at him in numbers, because one person will not bring this beast down. They absolutely cannot tackle Peterson like they attempted to tackle Knowshon Moreno next week, as Peterson will really make you pay.

The Vikings also run a much more traditional rushing offense, as opposed to the Miami zone rushing game, which New England has struggled with for a long time. I am confident our team will contain number 28 on Sunday.