From power to power
BY JOSÉ ANGEL RUEDA
Arlington.- Cowboys and Vikings will star on Sunday night one of the best duels of the week. Although it is only week 10, the match will face two teams with real postseason aspirations. The keys are many, however, whoever manages to impose his powerful ground attack will be more likely to take the victory. Ezekiel Elliott vs. Dalvin Cook. Who will win?
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The Dallas Cowboys seem to have woken up at last from their lethargy. After three consecutive defeats, they have linked two wins, however, the thing against the Vikings does not look simple. The Lone Star will seek his first victory of the season against a team with a positive brand, to do so, he must strengthen his virtues.
The Cowboys can boast the fact that it is the attack that generates more yards in the League. The challenge will be to violate a defense that is within the top 10 to both slow down the race and the pass. Elliott must strive if he wants to exceed 100 yards for the sixth time this season. By pass, Prescott will not have it easy either, although the good news is that apparently he can count on his stellar receiver Amary Cooper.
The Vikings, meanwhile, have the third best ground attack in the League, averaging 153 yards per game. Dalvin Cook knows that the key is to release Kirk Cousins from pressure through a solid ground game. The quarterback has had an important progression in his game. In the last five games he has 13 touchdown passes for an interception.
The bad news for the Viking offense is that they will not be able to count on catcher Adam Thielen, who suffered from an injury in the match against the Chiefs. StephonDiggs will be responsible for leading the air attack against a defensive iron that allows an average of 220.9 yards per game.
Pumas receives Bravos
If he won, Dallas would maintain the leadership of his Division, while the Vikings could put pressure on the Packers in a competitive Northern Division.
DETROIT VS CHICAGO
The campaign escapes
In a division that has Green Bay on top, escorted by Minnesota, both Chicago and Detroit could say goodbye to the playoffs with a crash. The Bears come from four consecutive defeats and their offense averages 19 points in that span, so the fans are already frustrated with the irregular performance of Mitch Trubisky.
Lions have also suffered recently; they lost four of their last five duels and their defense receives 31 units per game, which has forced Matthew Stafford to throw constantly; The quarterback has responded in his last three games with more than 340 yards in each.
CAROLINA vs GREEN BAY
To demonstrate its value
With Cam Newton out all season, Kyle Allen has the opportunity to convince head coach Ron Rivera that he is the future of the franchise and dating Lambeau Field would improve his perception of him. So far, the Panthers attack has focused on giving the ball to Christian McCaffrey and seems the best option against the Green Bay defense, which has allowed the second highest number of land scores with 10.
For their part, the Packers fell unexpectedly to some Chargers who limited Aaron Rodgers to 161 yards by air; its lowest figure of the year.
MIAMI VS INDIANAPOLIS
LUCAS OIL STADIUM
Without his rider
The Dolphins got their first victory of the year and will arrive motivated to Lucas Oil Stadium to face the Colts, who will leave without their rider Jacoby Brissett, due to a sprain; Brian Hoyer will be in charge of guiding coach Frank Reich's offense.
Without his starting quarterback, Indianapolis is expected to base his game on carries from Marlon Mack, as his receiver department is depleted, mainly by the loss of TY Hilton. On paper, the premises should be imposed without difficulty; however, all their matches have been defined by seven points or less.
LOS ANGELES VS PITTSBURGH
The Steelers got a valuable victory against Indianapolis that puts him in the conversation for a wild card ticket in the AFC. Your calendar looks comfortable; However, they still have a couple of tests of fire, one of them before the Rams, who want to avoid falling behind in the divisional struggle.
The Angels come from their week off and continue to look for regularity. The offensive led by Jared Goff's main weapons are Todd Gurley and Cooper Kupp. A win would put them near Seattle or San Francisco, teams that will face Monday night.
HEADS VS TITANS
RETURN PAT MAHOMES
Good news for both Kansas City and NFL fans: Pat Mahomes is back.
After two weeks absent due to an injury, the Chiefs' pin will expedite his return and will do so in a complicated duel against Tennessee. Without Mahomes the leader of the West of the AFC had a 1-1 mark, but with the MVP of the last campaign they are totally different. For their part, the Titans need to establish the ground game to have a chance to win a tough game in Week 10.
CUERVOS VS BENGALÍES
PAUL BROWN STADIUM
Rarely is a divisional game seen with such a difference, at least in the previous one.
The Crows, who come from taking undefeated New England, will go to the Bengali house with the aim of maintaining their triumphant streak. No doubts. Lamar Jackson is signing a campaign with large numbers, who are running for the MVP.
A new era begins in Cincinnati, with Ryan Finley at the controls. The patience is over for Andy Dalton, who for the first time will go to the substitute bank, while AJ Green is not ready yet and will at least miss another week.
HALCONES VS SANTOS
Two of the best attacks in the league will make sparks in New Orleans, although the home defense has proved equally competitive.
The Falcons are a talented core but they haven't found the compass since they lost the Super Bowl three years ago. This week they will have the return of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones should have a great day. In the Saints the doubts are also many and go through the physical state of its star runner Alvin Kamara, who will not be available for the divisional clash against the Falcons.