NFL Playoffs Guide: The Road to Super Bowl LII

Elias Hubbard
January 16, 2018

The Minnesota Vikings are revving up their preparation for an all-important divisional round matchup against the New Orleans Saints this coming Sunday, but at least one member of the team in cornerback Terence Newman is now deemed as questionable to play, Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk has reported.

The Saints will play their 18th postseason game in franchise history Sunday when they play the Vikings in the cozy - and sure to be noisy - confines of U.S. Bank Stadium.

This goes one of two ways: It's either an instant classic and is by far the best game of the weekend, or the Vikings stomp out the visiting Saints. I predict the Saints will face the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC championship game right here in New Orleans! He started and barely lasted the first half, before Keenum took over.

"I always root for guys like that, kind of the undersized guy coming out that nobody wants to give any credit and just always plays with a chip on his shoulder", Brees said. If they win the NFC title, the latest they could make a move is January 24 - three days after the NFC Championship Game. Minnesota dominated the game - 31-15 first downs, 475-257 in total yards - but finished minus-4 in turnovers and lost in overtime. You'll also want to pack some items that reflect the flavor and spirit of New Orleans. Like the Eagles, they will have to do it with defense.

If Favre keeps the ball or throws it away, the Vikings still had a timeout and would have been in a position to attempt a long field goal for the win. "I hope the Vikings make the Super Bowl again this year, but if they don't, it won't ruin my life".

METAIRIE, La. - Drew Brees deftly avoided the media blitz Wednesday, refusing to play along with the "playoff experience matters" storyline.

"They know I did my job there, and unfortunately, I had to have a surgery where they didn't think I'd be ready for training camp", Line said. So Teddy Bridgewater looks to be the odd man out, assuming Bradford is indeed active. Murray had a 100-yard effort in a two-touchdown Week 17 performance against the Chicago Bears. Minnesota's ability to play successfully in man-to-man coverage and timely rush the passer has been key. It'll be interesting to see if the Vikings adopt the same approach on defense or if they try to put Thomas on Rhodes Island.

On Sunday, not only are they playing in hostile territory, but the Saints will be playing one of the top defenses in the league, a winning offense, a team with a better record, and one that is clearly healthier. "But I love the way that guy plays, and he's played extremely well for his team".

Earlier in the week, Zimmer revealed he knows who will backup Case Keenum but would not disclose his plan. "You come off a bye, and the other team just played". They are still an aggressive defense but I think there are some opportunities out there for us.

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