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MINNEAPOLIS -- As a rookie with the New York Giants in 2004, a few weeks before taking over for good as the starting quarterback, Eli Manning was on the sideline while Kurt Warner helped lead a midseason victory at Minnesota. Cheap Sam Darnold Jersey .Most of the matchups with the Vikings since then havent gone so smoothly.In seven career starts against them, Manning has a 2-5 record with a rough 54.8 passer rating. Hes thrown for only five touchdowns, and five of the 14 interceptions by the Vikings have been taken to the end zone.Talking about having a guys number.I dont think anybody has my phone number on the Vikings, Manning said this week, using some wry humor to try to deflect the subject of his struggles.Hold on, he said, stringing along the joke in his session with reporters as if it were a hard fake handoff before dropping back to throw a play-action pass.Former Giants defensive tackle Linval Joseph, whos currently thriving in his role with Minnesota, might have the digits. Quarterbacks in the NFL form an unofficial fraternity, so perhaps Vikings starter Sam Bradford knows how to reach Manning.I cant think of anybody elses off hand, Manning said. Ill look at my phone and get back to you on that one, though.Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and his aggressive, versatile defense had Manning on his heels all night during a 49-17 victory in the cold last December after the Giants were eliminated from playoff contention.This year, the Vikings (3-0) lead the league with a plus-8 turnover margin. The Giants (2-1) are tied for the second-worst at minus-6.The Vikings were greatly aided last season by the absence of wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who served a suspension for his on-field antics the week before. Beckhams behavior has been a hot topic again this year , and coach Ben McAdoo chided him about the distraction, but his performance hasnt left much to be desired. He hasnt scored a touchdown yet, but he has 280 yards on 19 receptions.Zimmer expressed concern beyond Beckham. Rookie Sterling Shepard and the resurgent Victor Cruz have given Manning a dangerous downfield trio.It puts a lot of stress on you, because youve got to cover the field, the coach said. Its not like you can cheat very much.Here are some other key angles to know about the game:KEEPING QUIET: Beckham, including last week against Washington, has had two well-publicized edgy matchups with the equally intense cornerback Josh Norman. Dont expect any of Minnesotas defensive backs to engage in any similar trash talking, though.We try to do things a certain way here. We try to play smart football, do things right, Zimmer said. Obviously, we try to win the game the best way we can, but were not into that other stuff.RUNNING ROOM?: The Vikings, whove turned to Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata with Adrian Peterson likely finished for the season, are last in the NFL in yards rushing. The Giants have given up the fifth-fewest yards on the ground.If we can find something to kind of spark the run game and get it going, Bradford said, I think it can only help us.WHOS CARRYING THE BALL?: Giants starting running back Rashad Jennings injured his left thumb in the second game and sat out last week, when backup Shane Vereen tore a triceps muscle in his place and was lost for the season. While Jennings is on track to return this week, the Giants also might have to turn to Orleans Darkwa, Bobby Rainey or rookie Paul Perkins. Only Darkwa has carries this year, having run 10 times for 53 yards and a touchdown in the last game against Washington.SECONDARY STRUGGLE: Starting free safety Darian Thompson, who missed last weeks game with a foot injury, was still wearing a boot on Wednesday. The rookie didnt practice on Thursday. Nat Berhe, who started in his place against Washington, was placed in the concussion protocol after reporting to the Giants on Tuesday with a headache. He was held out of practice on Thursday, too. That left nickel cornerback Leon Hall mixing in with Andrew Adams, who made his NFL debut last Sunday, next to strong safety Landon Collins.The cornerbacks also are hurting with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin) and his backup Eli Apple (hamstring) both forced out of the last game. Neither of them participated in practice on Thursday, either.When we have a change in the defense, I definitely step up, Collins said. I dont just stay settled because we need playmakers.MONDAY NIGHT MUSINGS: This will be the first Monday night home game for the Vikings since Oct. 5, 2009, against Green Bay. Theyve faced the Giants five times on Monday night, most recently on the road on Oct. 21, 2013. For the Giants, this will be the 17th road game in their last 21 appearances on Monday night.---Online:AP NFL website: and AP NFL coverage on Twitter: Cheap Nathan Shepherd Jersey . Any real chance at payback wont come until the playoff. Still, Pittsburgh knows its taut 3-2 win over the Bruins on Wednesday night is a pretty good place to start laying the groundwork. "They are a very good defensive team," Penguins forward Brandon Sutter said. Cheap Parry Nickerson Jersey . 10 Texas Rangers jersey for one last time. Young formally announced his retirement Friday after returning to Rangers Ballpark, his baseball home for all but the last of his 13 major league seasons. . Francis told several hundred members of the European Olympic Committees that when sport "is considered only in economic terms and consequently for victory at every cost . The series has not even begun, and, oh dear, Darren Lehmann has called Muttiah Muralitharan a f******** c****. This was in no sense a slur - the likes of which a now-contrite Lehmann used once to refer to Sri Lanka cricketers. Yet his appraisal of Murali as a fantastic coach has been received in the vein of a dirty phrase by some. With the islands greatest cricketing weapon now trained on its own team, consternation has been widespread enough for several Sri Lankan MPs to give voice to their umbrage in parliament. Perhaps we should listen to the politicians for a change, because on the subject of switching sides for the right price, these are people who know a thing or two.Murali cant take all the credit for Steve OKeefes ten-wicket haul in Australias tour match, but thanks at least in part to his work, Sri Lanka now have a second spinner to fear, in addition to Nathan Lyon, one of the best pace attacks in the world, an opposition captain averaging 60 with the bat, a middle-order batsman averaging 96, and an opener for whom boundaries flow from the bat almost as prodigiously as abuse from the lips.Sri Lanka, meanwhile, are still mired in their ever-lengthening transition, and worse, their frontline attack is mostly in triage. This will be the third consecutive Test series without Dhammika Prasads hit-the-deck intensity, thanks to a shoulder complaint. They will also have to do without Dushmantha Chameeras bouncers and bony limbs. Shaminda Eranga has been suspended for an illegal action. And legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay, who it was hoped might make a Test debut in this series, remains unavailable through a finger injury.Yet, though the team vehicle appears to be spluttering on the bumpy road to stability and competitiveness, there does appear to be mild optimism for Sri Lanka. Fittingly, it is the cricketer most shaped like a bus driver on whom much of this rests. Rangana Herath had green, unresponsive pitches to work with in England, but now, having shed the multiple jumpers, made appearances for his bank, attended a wedding or two, and spent some time with his family, he prepares to derail his sports No. 1 team on more conducive home tracks.Herath was dismayed that, through a quirk of this tours scheduling, he cannot conspire with his beloved Galle pitch to deliver Sri Lanka the initial series advantage he so often provides. But all international pitches in the country offer turn, and, for Australia, even the seam-friendly Pallekele deck may turn into a dustbowl. Cheap Folorunso Fatukasi Jersey. For a sidekick, Herath will have Dilruwan Perera, who with his classical action, modest spin and devious smarts, is virtually Heraths offspinning mirror image, right down to the being deprived of chances into his thirties because a senior spinner is already holding court.Dry decks and twin spin is the strategy the hosts will likely deploy in this series, in light of Australias failures in India and the UAE, but unlike for the other South Asian sides, the tactic is fraught with danger for Sri Lanka. Perhaps they can be excused for capitulating last year to Yasir Shah, as he is now the top-ranked bowler on the planet, but in the past 13 months, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra and even Kraigg Brathwaite have had Sri Lankan batsmen writhing on their own soil as well.Perhaps it is because Australia sense this is a series they are expected to win that their standard pre-series insult mill has, this time, been oddly inert. Often, they seem to arrive in each new country with a pre-prepared sheet of sledges to be rolled out systematically in press conferences through the tour. In Sri Lanka, only Mitchell Starc has fired a single, underwhelming shot, claiming that Angelo Mathews is under pressure after the English tour and that as a captain, hell have to go through that pressure and perform. The thing is, though, Mitchell, Mathews can only be under so much pressure, because there is no alternative choice for the captaincy, and he remains the teams best batsman. So why bother with the jibes, I guess, when reality paints an even bleaker picture? Sri Lanka have just one victory against Test-playing opposition this year, across all formats.As a result of this terrible run, Sri Lankas fans have cooled their cricketing passions, and the board has begun a concerted campaign to woo them back. There have been pleas for support from players and PR folk, some rebranding here, a little publicity stunt there. Nothing, of course, will inspire the fan-base like a series victory but, until that comes, the die-hard supporters will have to cling to the hope that rests in Herath, and at least no one can say there isnt enough of him to cling to. Cheap NFL Hoodies Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys NFL China Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '