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Vikings vs. Giants 2013, Week 7: New York gets 1st win over awful Josh Freeman, Minnesota offense

The Giants outlasted the Vikings in a battle of two last place teams. Minnesota's special teams kept it close for much of the game, but Josh Freeman and the Vikings offense were too terrible to keep New York winless.

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Live from 'The Peyton Hillis game'

The Monday Night Football Game between the Giants and Vikings is already being described as an all-time dud. It was a good deal worse if you were there, give or take a member of Anthrax.

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Freeman struggles in Minnesota debut

Josh Freeman's performance led to more questions than answers.

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Giants pick up first win of 2013

It may not have been the prettiest game, but New York came away with a 23-7 victory against Minnesota for their first win of 2013.

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Greg Jennings sums up a terrible MNF

It's not a fun time for the Josh Freeman, Greg Jennings or anyone on the Vikings offense.

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Peterson on track for 1 of worst career games

The reigning MVP has joined the putrid offensive party on MNF, unable to find any room with Josh Freeman completely ineffective through the air.

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Jared Allen is unstoppable

All it took was one Jared Allen arm to bring down Eli Manning.

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Giants up 10-7 at halftime

An Eli Manning touchdown pass has New York in the lead at halftime.

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David Baas leaves with knee injury

David Baas left Monday's game during the first series and is now questionable to return.

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Eli, Coughlin reaction sums up Giants season

It didn't take long for the Giants to stir up both their QB and coach, which ESPN captured in one shot to sum of their miserable 2013 season.

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Anyone want to carry the ball for the Giants?

The stature of Monday Night Football has certainly dropped over the past decade, and the Week 7 matchup between the Vikings and Giants won't do much to revive things for one night.

It's hard to picture ESPN executives looking at the schedule and expecting the Week 7 game for their most prized and valuable franchise would feature a displaced Josh Freeman leading a last place Vikings team against a winless Giants team with players off the street filling in at key spots.

New York is particularly thin at running back, where the recently re-signed out-of-work running back Brandon Jacobs has been ruled inactive for MNF. That leaves...Michael Cox, a 7th round pick from UMass who's never carried the ball in an NFL game (more on Cox getting the start here). Just how had is the Giants RB situation...here's Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News with a startling stat (excluding their statuesque QB Eli Manning):

All the big names will shine in primetime on MNF!

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RB Michael Cox to start for the Giants on MNF

The Giants will start a rookie at running back against the Vikings.

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MNF inactives: Jacobs inactive for New York

The Giants are down another running back with Brandon Jacobs inactive for Monday Night Football.

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Brandon Jacobs 'doubtful' for MNF, per report

Brandon Jacobs is closer to "doubtful" than his officially listed "questionable" designation, according to reports, likely leaving the Giants with just Michael Cox and Peyton Hillis to man the running game Monday night.

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How to follow Vikings vs. Giants in week 7

Josh Freeman's tenure begins for Minnesota, and the Vikings hope a quarterback switch can save their season. Meanwhile in New York, the Giants are trying to play out 2013, but players remain confident they have the talent to win games.

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Giants favored over Vikings, computer picks UNDER

The public is betting OVER, despite the computer prediction that says the Vikings will beat the Giants in a low-scoring Monday Night Football odds tilt in Week 7.

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Giants poised for first win against the Vikings?

After starting a historic 0-6, the Giants are desperate for their first win of the season. A matchup with the 1-4 Vikings may be just what they need to get into the win column.

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Week 7 NFL preview: Vikings vs. Giants

Adrian Peterson! Eli Manning! Monday Night Football! Get excited! Just kidding, this game is awful. Tune in to see which garbage team can hurt its draft stock with a win.

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Giants vs. Vikings: Odds

The Giants are favored at home against the visiting Vikings on Monday Night Football.

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Vikings to start Freeman this week

Josh Freeman will be making his Vikings debut in Week 7 against the Giants.

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Freeman may start

With Minnesota desperate for a win, Freeman could play sooner than anybody expected.

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