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3-0, 1st in NFC North

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Boone was limited in his return to Vikings practice on Friday because of his hip injury, while Stefon Diggs was limited because of the groin injury that kept him out of practice last Friday. David Morgan (knee) did not practice, while Zach Line (knee) was limited.

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Who will win: Vikings or Giants?

The Giants will have trouble with a stout Vikings defense that shut down the Panthers last week. Everson Griffen may not be underrated for long if he has a big game against the Giants' young O-line. Our NFL Nation reporters make their picks. Week 4 predictions (Insider)

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12hWarren Sharp

Best Week 4 NFL point total bets

Using his proprietary analytics, key traditional stats and other intel, handicapper Warren Sharp identifies his best bets on NFL totals for Week 4.

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15hBen Goessling

Alex Boone misses Vikings' first practice of week

Alex Boone, who sustained a hip injury during the Vikings' win over the Panthers, departed after the stretching period and did not practice Thursday.

Manning's history against the Vikings doesn't look promising for Week 4 matchup (0:47)
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Vikings' success comes in spite of run game

Per the Elias Sports Bureau, no team has ever had fewer rushing yards during a 3-0 start than Minnesota this season. On the bright side, two of the three other teams on the list wound up in the Super Bowl that season, including last year's champion, the Broncos.

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Split opinions on Giants-Vikings

Two of three personnel men polled by Mike Sando picked New York to win on Monday night, citing Minnesota's lack of a sustainable offense. But the other feels strongly the opposite way. Evaluators' predictions (Insider)

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Boone, Zach Line, David Morgan and Sharrif Floyd aren't practicing for the Vikings as they begin their work week before Monday night's game against the Giants.

Billick raves about Vikings' great defense (1:28)
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FPI: Tune in for Giants-Vikings

Minnesota's second game in its new stadium will again be in prime time, this time on Monday Night Football. ESPN's Football Power Index sees a good matchup with the Giants coming to town. FPI game rater

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Outsiders: Vikings in excellent position

With a defense that is playing more like its reputation from last year, Minnesota has a 72.9 percent chance at the postseason, per Football Outsiders. Only one NFC team has greater odds. Playoff odds (Insider)

Playoff predictor likes Wentz-led Eagles (0:58)
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Is Danielle Hunter a future star?

Based on Bill Barnwell's research, it sure seems like it. Hunter has been extremely productive on limited snaps, sacking QBs every 36.9 chances as a pro, and his role has grown significantly this year. Small-sample-size studs

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3dBrian Burke

Vikings should run, not walk, to cut ties with Peterson

Minnesota would have to pay Adrian Peterson $18 million if it wants him back next season. The data evaluating Peterson's (or any running back's) importance says that would be a very unwise move.

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Graziano: Vikings' defense cures all ills

From a wealth of injuries to a lack of offensive production, Minnesota has had plenty of hurdles to overcome this season. Lucky for the Vikings, their defense just doesn't care, Dan Graziano writes. Lessons from Week 3

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3dBen Goessling

Vikings promote Willie Beavers to active roster

Banged up on the offensive line, the Minnesota Vikings added fourth-round draft pick Willie Beavers to the roster for depth Monday vs. the Giants.

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Week 4 Preview, Fantasy Play & Pick'em

Giants NFL Nation reporter Jordan Raanan and Vikings NFL Nation reporter Ben Goessling preview the Week 4 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.

Team Stats

Passing Yards214.328th
Rushing Yards51.032nd
Points For21.320th
Points Against13.33rd

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