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Can the Minnesota Vikings extend their unbeaten start to the season to four games with the arrival of the New York Giants on Monday night? The Vikings are one of the surprise packages of the 2016 NFL season, having seemingly suffered a major blow to their ambitions of a NFC North title repeat when their promising young quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater, suffered a season-ending knee injury. Bashaud Breeland Jersey .Superstar running back and future Hall of Famer, Adrian Peterson, swiftly joined Bridgewater on the sidelines, going down in week two against the Green Bay Packers. Adrian Peterson is carried off from the field against the Green Bay Packers But brilliantly led by new QB, Sam Bradford - acquired by trade from Philadelphia Eagles - and riding a mean defence, the Vikings have rallied to a surprise 3-0 start.Arriving on Monday night in Minnesota are the still wildly inconsistent Giants, who are 2-1 on the season, having lost to Washington Redskins last weekend.Following wins over the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints, the Giants slipped back in the NFC East with a 29-27 defeat to the-then winless Redskins. Jamison Crowder of the Washington Redskins runs away from the New York Giants defence for a touchdown Eli Manning threw two interceptions, while Odell Beckham Jr again got driven to distraction by old foe Josh Norman, as the Giants put in an ill-disciplined display; one which contained 11 penalties for 128 yards.Key match-upsOdell Beckham Jr v Vikings secondary We take a look at who won the battle between rivals Odell Beckham Jr and Josh Norman during the Redskins win over the Giants A week on from tallying 121 yards off seven receptions - but somewhat losing his cool - against the Redskins, and more specifically, Josh Norman, all eyes will again be on Odell Beckham Jr are he takes on this Vikings secondary who have thwarted the explosive offences of the Carolina Panthers and Green Bay Packers in their last two wins.Sam Bradford v Jason Pierre-PaulStarting those two wins was newly signed quarterback, Sam Bradford. And with 457 yards, three touchdowns, zero interceptions, a completion percentage of 67.8, and a passer rating of 107.8 to his name - plus a 2-0 record in those contests - its fair to say things went well. An improved Giants defence is tasked with stopping Bradford, specifically premier pass rusher, Jason Pierre-Paul, who registered his first sack of the season last week against the Redskins. Can Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (pictured) get to Vikings QB, Sam Bradford? Watch the New York Giants at the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday from 1.15am, live on Sky Sports 1. Also See: NFL week four round-up WATCH: Sunday Blitz Neil Reynolds Pick Six NFL Video Will Compton Jersey . Heavily-criticized after allowing a dozen goals on 58 shots in two games in Boston, Luongo continued his dominance at home. Hes now allowed two goals in three home games in this series. Ryan Anderson Jersey . They kicked off the still-going trend of host cities winning the Grey Cup and sent Hall of Fame head coach Wally Buono to the front office a champion. . That was OK with him. He was just happy his team came away with two points. Letestu redirected Jack Johnsons shot from the point with 2:38 left, lifting the Blue Jackets past the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Monday night.DONETSK, Ukraine -- Manchester United conceded a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Shakhtar to take a point from their Group A clash on Wednesday, giving David Moyes more than any other manager of an English club returning from a Champions League match in Donetsk. Moyes didnt get the morale-boosting win United needed after sluggish start in the Premier League, but the point was more than Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea managed in previous Champions League trips to Shakhtar. "It was a good point in the Champions League coming here, theyve got a great record against English teams here," Moyes said. "The team stood up well tonight, they got a good goal early ... and I thought we looked as if we were going to stop them scoring; we defended very well." Danny Welbeck gave United an unexpected lead in the 18th as he slid in between two players to finish off after defender Yaroslav Rakitsky failed to clear Marouane Fellianis low cross. But the highlights were rare for United. Shakhtars Brazilian attacking quartet of Douglas Costa, Alex Teixeira, Luiz Adriano and Taison created numerous chances and the continual threat paid off in the 76th minute, when Taison finally broke through with a powerful volley after Nemanja Vidic failed to clear a cross from Rakitsky. "United took advantage of our mistake, it was a chance goal," Shakhtar coach Mircea Liucescu said. "United then sat on its half of the pitch and played for counterattack. It was our plan to bring it on in the last 25 minutes, which is why the ball ended up in the penalty area oof United often. Jonathan Allen Jersey. Too bad we scored only once." Both teams had opportunities. Robin Van Persie tried his luck first in the 9th with a volley that sailed over the cross bar. Three minutes later Rakitsky seized possession and sparked an attack that lead to Luiz Adrianos narrow miss. A minute later Teirxeira fell to the pitch in the area but his appeal for a penalty was ignored. Rakitskiys free kick from 40 metres went just wide in the 50th minute and, despite relentlessly pressing forward, Shakhtar was held in check by the stubborn United defence until Taisons goal. It wasnt until the last 5 minutes that Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was forced into making more meaningful saves. United was playing without Wayne Rooney, who was sidelined after clashing shins with Welbeck in training, and was coming off an upset loss to West Bromwich Albion on the weekend. Moyes said there were positives in the draw, and the fact United had a share of the lead in the group with four points, but he wasnt getting carried away with the result. "You have to win other games if were going to progress further in this competition," he said. "But I think on paper this looked a hard away tie and weve picked up a good point." Welbeck said the draw was a move in the right direction. "I dont think many teams come here and get three points," he said. "Were a bit disappointed, were Manchester United and we want to win every single game but coming here and getting the point, youve got to be satisfied with it." China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '

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