Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Vikings QB Sam Bradford will be active vs. Saints

Vikings QB Sam Bradford will be active vs. Saints

For Case Keenum, it's truly all in his mind. I don't have to be anybody but myself. I've admired how he moves the ball down field and what kind of leader he is.

It's not immediately known if Bradford will sit ahead of Teddy Bridgewater on the depth chart and serve as the backup quarterback behind Case Keenum in Sunday's NFC divisional round playoff game versus the visiting New Orleans Saints. Having an 11-5 record during the regular season, the Saints were an offensive juggernaut with a Top 5 ranking in points per game (28), yards per game (391.2), passing yards per game (261.8) and rushing yards per game (129.4).

The Vikings, led by the speed of linebackers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks, have held several pass-catching running backs to minimal production this season.

The other problem the Saints have is that they have to keep their heads on a swivel: The Vikings also have two fantastic wideouts in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen in addition to running back Latavius Murray, who has scored eight times. Peat broke his fibula against the Panthers. Armstead, meanwhile, said he's never been close to 100 per cent healthy this season. "I'm willing and able to put my body on the line for an opportunity to play again next week".

These two teams faced each other earlier in the season on September 11 where Minnesota defeated New Orleans, 29-19. He had five interceptions and was picked for the Pro Bowl.

"Honestly, we don't even care. Hopefully, we'll play a good game for them". But Minnesota's bid, combining its new stadium and winter carnival approach to related festivities, won out. Should you want to watch this game on your Xbox, be sure to use the FOX Go app on your gaming console. The difference for New Orleans here is whether they can put pressure on the Vikings front to get to Case Keenum as they have been one of the most balanced teams in the National Football League and if they can't keep their pivot upright this weekend it could be their downfield and spoil the chance to play in a Super Bowl at home.

SITE MAP: The Saints are 1-6 in their history in the playoffs on the road, including 1-4 under coach Sean Payton.

One of those losses came in the 2000 divisional round at Minnesota.

A sellout and vocal crowd will be ready to do its part in what will be the Vikings' first divisional home game since 2009.

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