Why this game is intriguing: This comes with a caveat. If it's Kirk Cousins vs. Christian Ponder, it won't be a very exciting game. Robert Griffin III is battling a concussion, and his status is not yet certain. But if it's RG3 vs. Ponder, then we got something to talk about. The upstart Vikings are still trying to show us they are for real. That young defense that wasn't supposed to be this good will have its hands full, discipline-wise, trying to contain RG3. Good luck.
What to watch: Coming off an ACL tear, star runner Adrian Peterson is beginning to look like his old self -- a big-time development for a team that has pulled out all the stops to get to 4-1. But in an odd twist, it seems do-it-all Percy Harvin might be the player who receives the spotlight, and the most attention from the Redskins' defense. He can score from anywhere these days, morphing into the dynamic player he always thought he was. With a front line depleted by injuries, the Redskins might have to pick their poison about who to defend. Then we'll see Minnesota respond.