New Orleans Saints Divisional Playoffs

New Orleans Saints: Three Things to Watch against the Minnesota Vikings

When the New Orleans Saints started the 2017 season, they did so just wanting to be competitive. Now they are playing in the divisional playoffs. Their next opponent will be the Minnesota Vikings. These two teams met way back in week one on Monday Night Football. A game that the Vikings won. How can the Saints avenge that loss and play for a chance at the Super Bowl? Here are three things to watch.

  1. Defense

The New Orleans Saints defense has grown and grown all season long. A rookie leads them. CB Marshon Lattimore is well on his way to possibly being the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. He is also leading this defense to great places. Thus, it is going to be up to him shut down the Vikings WRs. Making the Vikings one-dimensional could a long way to a victory.

  1. Two-Headed Monster

I am speaking of RBs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. In fact, these two have been a blessing to the offense of the New Orleans Saints. Not only are they giving the Saints a formidable run game, they also protect Drew Brees. Additionally, these two will need to be on their game in order for the Saints to go on in playoffs. So, a steady dose of the monster could be just what the Voodoo Doctor orders.

  1. Drew Brees

In what could be his final game in a New Orleans Saints uniform, Brees needs to be on his game. Especially since the Vikings have one of the best defenses in the NFL. So, to penetrate this defense Drew Brees will need his laser arm and vision. Hence, if Brees is on his game, it could be a long afternoon for the Vikings secondary.

The New Orleans Saints are on a mission. Could it be as simple as trying to win one for Brees? Maybe, instead of his last game as a Saint, he is playing his final game(s) in the NFL. However, let us not get ahead of ourselves. Therefore, let’s just focus on Sunday.

How do you think the New Orleans Saints will do on Sunday? Leave a comment below.

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