Vikings' soap opera travels to New England

Danny Woodhead has come out of nowhere to be a key Patriots contributor.

(Paul Spinelli / Associated Press)

The storyline
Some guy named Randy Moss played for the Patriots for three seasons and caught like 50 TD passes and then got traded a few weeks back to unite with Brett Favre. And he returns on Halloween in Massachussets. Oh, and Favre's Iron Man streak could be over. Otherwise, just your average out-of-conference football game.

Why you should watch
Is there any reason not to? Brady vs. Favre (maybe). Favre vs. the cold (maybe). Moss vs. Pats Nation (definitely). The Patriots fans' full ire can be trained at Moss.

Did you know?
Favre has a 94.9 career passer rating against the Patriots (seven games). ... Minnesota's Adrian Peterson has scored five touchdowns in his past five games. ... The Patriots have won 15 consecutive home games against the NFC. ... New England's Aaron Hernandez ranks second among NFL rookies with 355 receiving yards.

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