The Vikings are also one of only two teams that rank in the NFL’s Top 10 in both offense and defense.

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Yes, it’s the same two opponents we had in Super Bowl LI, but the similarities end there.

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Eric Allen said although he made six Pro Bowls, is a member of the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame and had all those picks, the thing he’s most proud of is that in his 14th and final season he was the same thing he was in his rookie season – a starting cornerback in the NFL.

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Thirteen of the 51 Super Bowl champions went unbeaten at home and 32 of the champs lost one game or fewer. Only one Super Bowl champion ever finished with a losing record at home – the 2007 Giants, who went 3-5 that season at the Meadowlands.

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Leonard Fournette is the only NFL player to score a touchdown in each of the first six weekends of this season, including jaunts of 90 yards against Pittsburgh and 75 against St. Louis.

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New England has allowed a 300-yard passer in each of its first six games this season. Can the Pats repeat as champs with the NFL’s worst pass defense?

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On the field, Gilchrist was a freak of nature – a 6-1, 251-pound package of power and speed who was bigger than the defensive linemen and linebackers of his day.

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Former Washington GM Charley Casserly recalls a 1987 speech Joe Gibbs made prior to a replacement game vs. Dallas, a speech so good that Casserly said it led to “one of the most emotional wins I’ve ever been around.”

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Former star running back Herschel Walker says if he’s to be considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame — and he’s on the preliminary list for the Class of 2018 — it should be solely on his NFL accomplishments.

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Why it may not matter who wins the NFC North now that Aaron Rodgers could be lost for the season.

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Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger admits that “maybe I don’t have it anymore.” Maybe this is the weekend he proves he does.

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A third-round pick in 2017 from Toledo, Kareem Hunt moved into the starting lineup after a preseason injury to incumbent Spencer Ware and it doesn’t appear he’s going to give the position up any time soon.

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Herschel Walker was once traded for five players and eight draft picks. Was he also great enough to run his way into the Hall of Fame?

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If J.J. Watt is a Hall of Famer waiting to happen, how come former Jets’ star Mark Gastineau’s candidacy has never been discussed?

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The Giants brought Super Bowl aspirations into the fall but five weeks into the season they have already vanished. New York is already 0-5, having lost to Dallas, Detroit, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and the Los Angeles Chargers.

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