The Patriots and Vikings are capping off the NFL’s Thanksgiving triple header with a Thursday night showdown at U.S. Bank Stadium. These two playoff hopefuls were on the opposite sides of the scoreboard in Week 11, but both struggled offensively and managed just three points each, so they’ll be looking to get in a much better rhythm on that side of the ball in Minneapolis.
If the season ended today, both clubs would be in the postseason, but New England is most at risk of potentially falling out of contention. At 8-2, the Vikings have a healthy lead in the NFC North. As for the Patriots, they entered Week 12 as the sixth seed in the AFC and have a number of clubs nipping at their heels, making this matchup massively important for their prospects going forward.
As this game continues to unfold, check out our live blog of Thursday’s matchup where you’ll find instant analysis and real-time highlights.