Game Day Guide: Vikings vs. Saints

Two x-factors no one is talking about for Saints – Vikings

Saints vs. Vikings 2018 odds: New Orleans an underdog at Minnesota for Sunday

Where do I begin?

Keenum started 10 games over the next two years before being traded to the Rams in 2015, but they made Jared Goff the first pick in the 2016 draft so there was no future for Keenum there beyond being a veteran mentor. The Saints were tenth in points allowed.

And he did. But even in a game in which Keenum had his worst passer rating (65.9) of the season, Kingsbury saw the potential. Both of them try to jump the snap count.

Coleman has not practiced this week because of a neck injury.

Leading that Vikings win were quarterback Sam Bradford and rookie running back Dalvin Cook. The difference is a workload that capitalizes on defined roles for (powerful, downhill rusher) and (a threat in the passing game).

Bradford also had success against the Saints way back in Week 1.

So it makes sense that while many Vikings fans likely were pessimistic about the team's chances when Keenum was thrown in as the emergency starter in Week 2 against the Steelers, Kingsbury saw the beginnings of what would be a magical year.

"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.

"You could say that [it's a goal to be back in the playoffs], but for me, it's about just being to come to work every day, being a leader amongst my peers".

On Sunday, the Saints have an opportunity to do something about that. "We just need to stop those guys and not give them momentum". He's not making the moment bigger than it is.

Coleman played in the wild-card round against Carolina, catching four passes for 44 yards last Sunday. They had Adrian and Ingram.

The Vikings are the superior team in this matchup. With the help of a great defense, he led the Vikings to a 13-3 record, the best season in Minnesota since 1998 when Randall Cunningham, Randy Moss, Cris Carter and Robert Smith helped destroy National Football League records. Murray had a 100-yard effort in a two-touchdown Week 17 performance against the Chicago Bears.

Arizona would be unable to hire Shurmur officially until the Vikings' season is over, which could be as soon as Sunday evening or as late as after Super Bowl LII on February 4.

"Some things you don't talk about", Bridgewater said.

Sunday's NFL Divisional Round wraps up with what, on paper, looks like the best game of the slate.

Now Jordan is preparing for a high-stakes playoff clash in Minnesota, where he spent his early childhood while his father was being named to Pro Bowls - six in all - for the Vikings. That'll leave Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph one-on-one on intermediate routes, so the pass rush will be key.

Injuries also have thinned out the Saints a bit down the stretch. "He's as good of a defensive end as there is in the league".

Vikings-Saints playoff coverage starts at 1:30 p.m. Sunday on Fox 9 with a special edition of Vikings Gameday Live. The NFL coaching rumors are coming in hot right now, one team possibly found their next head coach, another nearing a deal, and one still in the interview process.

The third-year wideout, who has never missed a game, had only 23 receptions with three touchdowns during the regular season. "The men in the black and gold were supposed to win, and don't repeat what your grandfather said during the games", Ms. Jenkins said.

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