The Vikings have a reputation for being stout against the run. Its a myth. The reason why their stats from last year are as good as they seem is mostly due to the fact that they scored a ton of points and forced opponents to try to play catch up. Also, those teams which had respectable running games were able to run on them effectively.
Ray Rice: 10 carries for 77 yards (7.7 ypc)
Cedric Benson: 16/96 (6 ypc)
Stephen Jackson: 21/84 (4 ypc)
Jamal Lewis: 11/57 (5 ypc)
Reshard Mendenhall: 10/69 (6.9 ypc)
Jonathan Stewart: 25/109 (4.36 ypc)
These numbers are far from paltry.
They are tough on the interior of their D-line, courtesy of the Williams boys. But their DEs are extremely undersized relative to our OT. LDE Ray Edwards weighs only 268 lbs and he will be banging heads with 327 lbs Big Wood (approx 60 lbs differential). RDE Jared Allen (not known for his run defense) weighs 270 lbs and he'll be matched up with 310 lbs Brick (40 lbs differential).
Although the interior of their D-line is the strength of their run D, the interior of our O-line is not exactly over-matched. Mangold is still the best center in the league, and RG Brandon Moore is also very strong. Slauson is out-classed, but he's unlikely to be dominated when he's run blocking. We should be able to win the trenches on the right side. Moore should at least hold his own and Woody will likely dominate.
The Jets should be able to run off tackle to the right side, behind the push that is likely to be generated by Big Wood. With Mangold helping Moore then releasing to scrape on a LB, Keller chipping the DE then sealing the MLB, and T-Rich/Connor punching out the SLB, that leaves only a DB to take on Shonn Greene in the hole. If they line up Braylon to the strong side and motion him in to crash down on a safety/LB, there is big play potential for our running game. And if the safety plays run to hard and fast, Keller will be wide open for big plays off play-action.
I expect much the same advantage with Brick on the other side. He should be able to move Jared Allen and seal the edge with the TE sealing off the MLB inside and our FB taking out the OLB.
If we're able to gash them with the run, which is entirely plausible, we should be able to hit them for big plays in the passing game off play-action. Their safeties would be sucked up to help defend the run and their weak secondary would be exposed to one-on-one match-ups all over the field.