"Are you ready for some football?"
Well, it's still, technically, football on Monday night in New York as the 1-4 Minnesota Vikings face the 0-6 New York Giants.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported this week the combined 1-10 record will be the worst winning percentage for a "Monday Night Football" game in history this deep into the season, a stretch that dates back to the debut of "Monday Night Football" in 1970 and includes 684 games.
When this matchup was announced in the offseason, Minnesota was coming off a playoff appearance and New York was one game behind the Wild Card Vikings last year, with two recent Super Bowl championships to its credit.
Minnesota and the Giants aren't thinking of this game as a clunker. The Vikings and Giants need wins and don't want their seasons to devolve any further. Here's five things to watch as the Vikings begin a string of three games in four weeks in primetime:
1. Freeman and the future?