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You’ll undoubtedly see Randy Moss streaking down the sideline with his hand in the air calling for the ball come Sunday.

1 All eyes on Randy Moss

You’ll undoubtedly see Randy Moss streaking down the sideline with his hand in the air calling for the ball come Sunday. This time, though, Patriots fans will be happy if it doesn’t come his way.

CB Devin McCourty and safeties Brandon Meriweather and James Sanders will have their hands full — with a catch. Moss most likely knows the tendencies of each member of the secondary, so he’ll have an advantage there. On the other side of the coin, he’ll have either a gimpy Brett Favre of an inexperienced Tarvaris Jackson throwing him the ball.

2 Hey, look! More Brett Favre drama!

Will the Vikings’ purported sexter start in his 292nd straight regular season game or won’t he?

That has people talking going into Sunday’s game, and you can bet the league’s leading attention-seeker wouldn’t have it any other way. Never one to shy away from the limelight, Favre has made this week about him ... again.

His seven TDs and 10 INTs this season aren’t getting the job done in Minny, and he’s on pace for his worst passer rating of his career (68.0). Coach Brad Childress doesn’t have the guts to bench Favre, but will he use his ankle injury as a reason?

3 Don’t forget Adrian Peterson

Lost in the Moss ’n’ Favre Show is Adrian Peterson — the Vikings’ deadliest weapon.

The Pats have been successful in stopping the run this season, holding San Diego RBs to 29 yards last week, Baltimore star Ray Rice to 88 yards on 28 carries the week before and Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown to 83 yards combined three games ago.

With an injured Favre under center, look for the Vikes to put the ball in Peterson’s hands more often than not.

 
 
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