Super Bowl champ Joe Theismann previews Vikings-Giants playoff match-up
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For the first time since Jan. 2020, the Vikings are in the playoffs, and for the first time since Jan. 2018, will host a postseason game. U.S. Bank Stadium will be rocking starting at 3:30 p.m. Central on Sunday when the Vikings host the Giants in the first round of the playoffs.
Long-time quarterback and broadcaster Joe Theismann spoke with our Darren ‘Doogie’ Wolfson on Monday morning about the match-up. Theismann was the Super Bowl MVP in 1982 when he led Washington to the championship. The next season he led Washington back to the Super Bowl and captured NFL MVP honors. In other words, he knows what it takes to win in January.
***Click the video box above to watch our conversation with Theismann, which occurred via Zoom***
Theismann was named All-Pro twice while posting an impressive 77-47 record as a starter.
Theismann retired in 1985 after throwing for 25,206 yards while compiling 160 touchdowns and recording a 77.4 quarterback rating.
He later went on to be a successful analyst for Sunday Night and Monday Night Football.
On the injury front for Sunday, the Vikings may see the return of center Garrett Bradbury (back). Unfortunately, right tackle Brian O’Neill (partially torn Achilles) will be out. He was vital in the Vikings’ win over the Giants on Dec. 24 at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Giants will have safety Xavier McKinney on Sunday after he missed the game on Dec. 24. They may also get No. 1 cornerback Adoree’ Jackson back (knee). Jackson hasn’t played since Nov. 20.