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Film Breakdown: How Mike Kafka successfully used 21 ‘PONY’ personnel vs. Minnesota

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The Giants added an effective wrinkle against the Vikings

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - New York Giants v Minnesota Vikings
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The New York Giants modified their offensive personnel usage in their 31-24 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Fans and pundits have suggested that the Giants should utilize more 21 Personnel - also known as ‘PONY.’

Mike Kafka ostensibly heard the suggestions, and the Giants used more 21 Personnel (two running backs/one tight end) against the Vikings.