Childress confirms Jackson will start finale

It’s no surprise given his performance the last several weeks, but Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson will start the regular-season finale against the Giants. Vikings coach Brad Childress confirmed the decision during his Monday press conference.

The Vikings can clinch the NFC North on Monday night with a win by the Packers over the Bears, but Childress said the results won’t dictate his strategy in terms of resting players against the Giants. He expects Giants coach Tom Coughlin to do the same.

“That’s how Tom’s (Coughlin) wired,” said Childress. “You saw them play all those guys last year against New England. He has a couple weeks off. He’s not going to give them three weeks off. You want to go into the playoffs, not unlike us, you want to go up, be an ascending group. You want to win, (and) you want to play your best so that when you do take that little time off you leave with a good taste in your mouth.”

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