Pats-Vikings: 10 things to watch

Updated: October 31, 2010, 8:04 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Here are 10 areas that project to be crucial in Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings at Gillette Stadium (4:15 p.m.):

1. Passing game and protection on the edges. The Vikings' front seven is a strength on defense, so it is likely going to be difficult for the Patriots to generate a consistent ground attack. That puts the focus on the passing game and spread formations to soften up the front seven, and means tackles Matt Light and ...

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