Week 7's Monday Night Football is here as the Giants clash with the Vikings. Who's got the upper hand? Justin has you covered.Week 7’s Monday Night Football action sees an NFC battle between two teams with only one combined win in 2013. Who will come away with the win: the Vikings or the Giants? Minnesota Vikings @ New York Giants When and where: Tuesday 22 October, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Coverage: LIVE ESPN 10:40am AEST The Vikings enter this contest on the back of a huge 35-10 loss at home to the Panthers in Week 6. They never held a lead in the game and will need to play far better if they have any hope to win this one on the road. Minnesota is going through a quarterback carousel right now thanks in part to the injury of Christian Ponder and the recent acquisition of former Tampa Bay starter Josh Freeman, who is set to start in this one. Reigning MVP running back Adrian Peterson will head into this game as the primary offensive threat for the Vikings, and coming up against the 26th-ranked defense versus the run in the Giants, you’d expect him to have a big game. If he does, we should see the Vikings use some play action to get big plays downfield from tight end Kyle Rudolph and wide receiver Greg Jennings. The big question, however, will be just how quarterback Freeman can adapt to a whole new offensive scheme and whether he can settle in quickly. There are also big concerns on the defense front for the Vikings, who rank 31st in YPG allowed -- they’ll need to generate some turnovers if they are to win this game. Defensive end Jared Allen will need to get pressure on Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who leads the league in interceptions with 15. The Vikings' defensive backs will also have their work cut out for them in covering explosive New York wide receivers Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Rueben Randle. The New York Giants actually played well in their 27-21 loss to the Chicago Bears last week. They got their running game going through back Brandon Jacobs, and the defense did well to slow down the Bears in the second half. There has been some talk about the possibility of the Giants benching Manning this week, but don’t expect it to happen. Jacobs rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns last week, but is questionable for this game with a hamstring injury. Could we see newcomer Peyton Hillis get some extended playing time? Wide receiver Randle is having a nice season so far and the second-year man should see some looks against a weak Vikings secondary. A major question in 2013 so far is: what has happened to the Giants defense? The defensive line, which is usually a strong and effective unit, has been anything but this season. Now they face the best running back in the league in Peterson, so if they're to show they can play to their ability and potential, now is certainly the time to do it. New York has recorded only five sacks so far this season and they’ll need to get a lot more penetration off the line if they are to slow Peterson down. Who to watch: For the Vikings it has to be Freeman. He didn’t play last week to get up to speed with the team's offensive scheme; but just how much has he learned and can he be effective? He’s been given a chance to compete for the starting job so he’ll want to impress early. For the Giants, look for them to get the running game going in the hope they’ll have the same success as last week. If Jacobs is ready to go he’ll get the majority of the workload -- but if the Giants need to call on Hillis, can they trust him to move the ball effectively on the ground? Final word and prediction: Both of these teams come into this game in desperate need of a win, the Giants in particular. They also have major questions on both sides of the ball, so it may be a case of who wants to win more. I’m going for the Giants to get their first win here, 28-24.