Wildcard Weekend: Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints



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Minnesota Vikings New Orleans Saints


10-6 6th Seed 13-3 3rd Seed NFC South Div. Champs


Offensive PPG (25.4) Offensive PPG (28.5)

Defensive PPG (18.9) Defensive PPG (21.3)


Offensive YPG - 353 (133 Rush, 220 Pass) Offensive YPG - 374 (109 Rush, 265 Pass)

Defensive YPG - 342 (108 Rush, 234 Pass) Defensive YPG - 333 (91 Rush, 242 Pass)


Schedule


ATL 28-12 @GB 16-21 HOU 30-28 @LAR 9-27

OAK 34-14 @CHI 6-16 @SEA 33-27 DAL 12-10


@NYG 28-10 PHI 38-20 TB 31-24 @JAX 13-6


@DET 42-30 WAS 19-9 @CHI 36-25 ARZ 31-9


@KC 23-26 @DAL 28-24 ATL 9-26 @TB 34-17


DEN 27-23 @SEA 30-37 CAR 34-31 @ATL 26-18


DET 20-7 @LAC 39-10 SF 46-48 IND 34-7


GB 10-23 CHI 19-21 @TEN 38-28 @CAR 42-10


Key Players


K. Cousins 69.1% 3603 yds. 26TD-6INT D. Brees 74.3% 2979 yds. 27TD-4INT


D. Cook 250 Carries 1135 Yards 13 TDs A. Kamara 171 Carries 747 Yards 5 TDs


S. Diggs 63 Catches 1130 Yards 6 TDs M. Thomas 149 Catches 1729 Yards 9 TDs


D. Hunter 70 Tack. 18 TFL 14.5 Sacks C. Jordan 53 Tack. 18TFL 15.5 Sacks


An. Harris 6 INTs M. Williams 4 INTs


Injuries


DE - Ifeadi Odenigbo - Questionable FB - Zach Line - Out


S - Andrew Sendejo - Questionable CB - Eli Apple - Out


DE - Stephen Weatherly - Questionable


CB - Mackensie Alexander - Out


LB - Eric Kendricks - Questionable


CB - Mike Hughes - Out


Blitzalytics Analysis


Line New Orleans (-7.5) Over/Under 49.5 Against the Spread - Minnesota (9-7) New Orleans (10-6)


A rematch of the Minnesota Miracle occurs on Sunday as Minnesota visits New Orleans. It is not often that you have a Wild Card match-up that has combined for 23 wins. Drew Brees continues his excellent career with a 27-4 ratio despite the fact that he was out with a thumb injury for several weeks. Michael Thomas has been other-worldly for the Saints with 149 catches in 2019. On the other side of the ball, Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook look to have a monster game against a defense that can be exploited against better offenses.


The Degenerate Menace Says: Picking New Orleans to win is not the hard part. I am not exactly thrilled with the idea of picking Kirk Cousins to win any high-pressure game as I think he has won exactly one in his entire career. However, can the Saints cover 7.5? As mentioned previously, they do have a hard time against better than average offenses and Minnesota certainly has their moments. I think the Vikings should cover but Captain Kirk will choke again in the Big Easy.


Predicted Score: New Orleans 31 - Minnesota 24

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