Senators Make Bets on Vikings-Saints Game

Annette Crawford
January 19, 2018

The New Orleans Saints carry their high octane offense into Minnesota to take on the Vikings in the NFC divisional round on Sunday.

The Saints rank 10th in scoring defence this season and have one of the brightest young stars in the game in rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore. It's also worth wondering if the Vikings will keep Teddy Bridgewater active. But it's the experience for me I guess you could say for both ball clubs with a lot of the the young players there especially to beat the saints we've seen.

The Vikings were 11-3 in the regular season with Keenum as a starter. The Saints can win in so many ways while the Vikings still appear as a team that can make the minimum mistakes if they want to advance.

"Drew Brees and Payton are going to bring in that game for us, and then we go to the NFC championship and then we go to the Super Bowl", said Landrieu.

Maybe Keenum was in the right place at the right time with the right coaches and teammates and is a beneficiary of all that. If Keenum is injured, or starts Sunday's game incredibly poorly, the former No. 1 overall pick is the better fill-in option.

When asked about the report during his news conference on Friday, Zimmer was quoted by the St. Paul Pioneer Press as saying, "I don't know how the Boston Globe would know because I haven't made any decisions yet". The Vikings also like to show blitz before dropping linebackers such as Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks, whose speed and instincts have been a major reason Minnesota has the top-ranked total defense in the NFL. They've been beaten at home twice this season by good teams with solid rushing offenses, the Panthers and the Steelers. Conversely, Brees has a ton of experience and is one of the best QBs in National Football League history, therefore New Orleans has an overwhelming advantage at the most important position on the field.

Minnesota, meanwhile, enjoyed a first-round bye after a 13-3 season and are two wins from a dream home Super Bowl, something which has never been managed. I have a great squad, a great offensive line, great receivers, and great running backs who can make some plays and a great defense. Their offense is second in total yards and fourth in total points.

"When you put a good scheme and real good players together, that's what you're seeing now", he said this week.

The most hard challenge of the night falls on the Vikings defensive front who will try to slay the two-headed monster in Ingram and Kamara. Wide receiver Michael Thomas came up huge late in the game, finishing with eight catches for 131 yards. Murray had a 100-yard effort in a two-touchdown Week 17 performance against the Chicago Bears.

But Bridgewater said he is healthy and ready to play if called upon.

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