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New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones realizes the challenge he’s about to receive this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Daniel Jones is undefeated in his first two career starts. Granted, of course, that’s only a pair of victories. Nonetheless, the New York Giants rookie quarterback ousted the likes of both the Tampa Bay Buccanneers in Week 3 and the Washington Redskins in Week 4 to get Big Blue back to .500.

But this week, the Duke product and the Giants offense will face one of their bigger tests of the season. The Minnesota Vikings defense is ranked No. 11 in the league with 94.2 rushing yards allowed-per-game. That group is additionally ranked No. 9 with 218.5 passing yards allowed-per-game. Could that latter aspect of success give Jones some problems? Regardless if it does or not, the rookie is aware of the challenge at hand.

“They’re a good unit, they’re a good team, no doubt,” Jones said, per Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “We’ll be prepared. When you look at them they’re a strong front seven and they’re good in the back end too. I think we’ll be ready. We got a good plan in place. I’m excited.”

Luckily, this Sunday, Jones will have what could end up being one of his top targets. Veteran wide receiver Golden Tate will play his first game of the year. Tate previously served a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance policy.

A win on Sunday would be huge for Big Blue, as a 3-2 record sounds a lot better heading into their game against New England than 2-3 does. The Giants will travel to Foxborough, MA to play the Patriots next Thursday night after playing host to the Vikings this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.