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Makeup of Saints and Vikings different since Week 1 matchup

13 January 2018, 05:52 | Melissa Porter

Makeup of Saints and Vikings different since Week 1 matchup

Makeup of Saints and Vikings different since Week 1 matchup

Keenum's big test will come in the playoffs, as he faces the explosive New Orleans Saints defense on Sunday. After advancing to the divisional round with a win at home, the Saints will now be tasked with breaking their road losing streak this Sunday when they visit the Minnesota Vikings.

The 52-year-old Shurmur is in his first year as Minnesota's offensive coordinator after serving as the interim the season prior.

Quarterback Case Keenum is the third former Jeff Fisher quarterback that will officially make a playoff start in this year's postseason.

"I look forward to welcoming the Saints to Minnesota this Sunday".

On one side, Drew Brees gives the Saints something no other team in the NFC playoffs has - a quarterback that led his team to a Super Bowl championship. Keenum was sacked five times in his first nine games, but he was taken down 17 times in his final six.

Bradford was placed on the IR on November 8 after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to clean his left knee.

The Vikings and Saints have met up in the playoffs three times.

"He's a really good player", Remmers said.


"I don't know how the Boston Globe would know because I haven't made any decisions yet", Zimmer said. He tore up the Panthers' past defense and helped the Saints win even though the running game for the Saints wasn't up to level.

When asked if the Saints have changed much from the Vikings' 29-19 victory over them in Week 1, Reiff said there was no question. I study him just about every offseason, just looking at things that he does well mechanically, decision-making.

The Vikings punt unit turned in a successful season, with Ryan Quigley becoming the second punter in National Football League history to not record a touchback.

Over the last four months, though, they've been cashing in on Keenum, a dividend that has paid out handsomely for both parties. In games that Ginn has caught a touchdown, the Saints have yet to lose.

Their last postseason game, on January 24, 2010, went into overtime with the Saints winning 31-28 in the NFC Championship Game.

The timing of such reports is not ideal as the Vikings seek to become the first team to ever play in a Super Bowl at its home stadium.

To make up for the lost parking spaces, the team is offering free parking passes to those who normally park in the lots for the Mills Fleet Farm ramp, located across the street from the stadium and connected by skyway.



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