Dissecting Most Crucial Matchups in Vikings’ Week 6 Contest with the Panthers

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When the Minnesota Vikings take on the Carolina Panthers at home coming off the bye week, they'll have the opportunity to begin turning their season around against one of the most underperforming teams in the league.
The Panthers are stacked with offensive and defensive talent across their roster, but have been a combined 8-12 over the past two seasons with a positive differential of 10 points in that span.
With one of the league's most electric young quarterbacks and perhaps the best defensive line in football, the Panthers finished 2012 as the fourth-most efficient team in the league, according to Brian Burke at Advanced NFL Stats.
In order for the Vikings to leverage their home-field advantage, they'll want to win the majority of the six most crucial matchups of the game.
Like all good football, it starts with fundamental line play.
Jared Allen, DE v. Jordan Gross, OT
Both over 30, Allen and Gross have been relying on their intuition and ski...

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