The Patriots haven't played at home since Nov. 4 when they welcomed a team from the NFC North into Gillette Stadium and used a second-haf surge to victory. That was against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
Sunday, Tom Brady and Co. open the doors for a Vikings team that similarly used a second-half dominance to shut down Rodgers and the Pack.
Key Vikings personnel for Sunday's game - including coach Mike Zimmer, quarterback Kirk Cousins and defensive end Everson Griffen - spoke with the media Wednesday to look ahead to the task. Plus, Star Tribune reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer offered their thoughts