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Open Thread: Cowboys at Vikings

SB Nation Vikings blog: Daily Norseman

SB Nation Cowboys blog: Blogging the Boys

I'm sure anyone reading this is more interested in the two NFC games this weekend then the AFC games. The Cardinals were beaten and broken (literally, at least 3 starters were pulled at times with injuries). Now it's the NFC North champ favored to beat the Cowboys

I'm expecting it to be the best game of the weekend. While the Vikings played better overall this season, their defense has been hurting down the stretch without LB E.J. Henderson. CB Antoine Winfield and NT Pat Williams have also missed some games. They've lost 3 of their last 5, though all 3 losses were on the road. I expect the Vikings will win.

As much as the Vikings are limping, the Cowboys are playing great. They've just thumped their divisional rival (Eagles) in two consecutive games. Their defense has been playing great down the stretch and QB Tony Romo has avoided turnovers (lately). They might be without RB Marion Barber, but RB Felix Jones might have a bigger impact with his speed on the outside.