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Look for Peterson, Allen and Woodson to be the stars tonight, not those other guys

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By Eric Edholm

Just a quick thought on tonight's big game between the Packers and Vikings.

I am just as into the Brett Favre-Aaron Rodgers thing as the rest of you, but in my mind three players will stand out tonight:

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson: A no-brainer. He's the best player on the field. He has been so close to breaking out in the last two games, and I think tonight's the night. When it's all said and done, he — and maybe Percy Harvin — will be the Vikings' most valuable offensive players.

Vikings DE Jared Allen: A dream matchup. He has been heating up, and the battle against the Packers' rebuilt and duct-taped offensive line could lead to a two-sack kind of night. The Packers might slant protection his way, but I don't think he'll be held down too long.

Packers CB Charles Woodson: He's better head-to-head against any of the Vikings' receivers, even Harvin, though I don't think those two will face each other a lot. Woodson, though, could be a real chore for Favre tonight, to the point where he might not even test Favre's side of the field. You could say the same thing for Vikings CB Antoine Winfield, but Woodson is a better playmaker.

I like the Vikings in this one, but Favre is not the difference.

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