The Vikings are good again, with Adrian Peterson back in the lineup and Teddy Bridgewater, picked just four slots ahead of Derek Carr in last year’s draft, developing into a solid quarterback. Minnesota also has a solid defense, ranking in the top ten in points, pass yards, and total yards allowed.
After last week’s close but nasty loss in Pittsburgh, the Raiders needs are clear — defense, defense, defense. Stop someone, anyone, everyone. Get a good pass rush on Bridgewater, contain AP, keep a balanced offensive attack, and there’s no reason Oakland can’t beat a likely wild card team. This could be a nice game for the Raiders to bounce back in front of a home crowd.