Originally posted on NBC Bay Area  |  Last updated 11/18/11
The Raiders go into Minnesota this Sunday with a lead in the AFC West, and they know if they just take care of business every week it’s their division to lose. “That’s all you can ask for is that you are in control, that it’s not about somebody doing something for you,” Oakland head coach Hue Jackson told the Bay Area News Group’s Steve Corkran. “It’s about taking care of your own business.” And the Raiders’ business this week is the 2-7 Vikings. While Minnesota has had its troubles – shifting from veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb to rookie Christian Ponder – and losing top cornerback Antoine Winfield, the Vikings still have perhaps the NFL’s best running back in Adrian Peterson. Peterson has rushed for 846 yards – fifth best in the NFL -- and 10 TDs  and is averaging 4.7 yards per carry. Raiders defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan knows that in order to beat Minnesota, his team will have to stop the run – something it hasn’t always been successful doing. The Raiders rank
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