To celebrate the Dec. 17 release of the seventh installment in the Star Wars saga, *The Force Awakens, *we compared players on the Vikings roster with the cast of the movies.
We focused on most of the original trilogy, so feel free to leave your comments on the new film or critiques of Vikings.com's picks in the comments section below.
EVERSON GRIFFEN as DARTH VADER
One of the most intimidating figures on the Vikings defense, the "Sack Daddy" strikes fear into the hearts of opposing offensive linemen.
TEDDY BRIGEWATER as LUKE SKYWALKER
Like any young quarterback, he's going to go through his battles as he grows in this league. Like Luke, Teddy was thrown to the fire right away. The force is strong with this one.
MIKE ZIMMER as YODA
In his first two seasons, Zimmer has had a profound impact on the Minnesota Vikings. He's taught the players patience, got the most out of their abilities and has them competing for a NFC North title. "Do or do not. There is no try."
ADRIAN PETERSON as HAN SOLO
He can do the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. At age 30, he's the "Millennium Falcon" of NFL running backs… other backs look up to him and the pelts he has on the wall.
HARRISON SMITH as EMPEROR PALPATINE
Smith's nickname is the "Hitman," and it can be argued that Emperor Palpatine was Star Wars' version of the hitman. He makes the defensive calls and calls the shots.
CHAD GREENWAY as OBI-WAN KENOBI
The elder statesman of the Vikings defense, Greenway is not only a captain, but he is also a great mentor.
LINVAL JOSEPH as JABBA THE HUTT
If Jabba played football, he'd be a nose tackle. Both Jabba and Linval have similar mantras… "Linval hungry!"
ERIC KENDRICKS as CHEBACCA
It's the hair.
STEFON DIGGS as R2D2
Both have great dance moves and come through in the clutch.
KYLE RUDOLPH as C-3PO
C-3PO is the lanky, intelligent one. Rudolph is not only tall but also has that Notre Dame education.
XAVIER RHODES as BOBA FETT
Boba is a bounty hunter, and Xavier always tried to take out the opponent's No. 1 target. Wide receivers don't see him before it's too late.
GEJI as PRINCESS LEIA
The Vikings head chef, Geji makes sure everyone is taken care of. And did you hear about her now world-famous chicken wings?