Minnesota, the second favorite on the updated odds to win Super Bowl 52, is 7-2 ATS in its last nine games against New Orleans.
Going into the Saints playoff matchup this Sunday, the Vikings are battle-tested and are ready for any matchup thrown their way.
"I wasn't really rooting for anybody or anything like that", Zimmer said, before revealing his drink of choice on Bourbon Street that day: "I had some of those hurricanes". "[He's] somebody I've looked up to for a long time".
"He's a great player, having a fantastic season", Evans told reporters in Week 17. "Our pass rush and our pass coverage, they go together, and guys understand what we need to take away from week-to-week".
The Vikings moved C.J. Ham from running back to fullback. His son, Adam Zimmer, was an assistant linebackers coach for New Orleans that year.
Allen's 'D, ' which had nearly an entirely new back seven from the units that gave up the NFL's most combined points from 2015-16, ranked 10th in points allowed and third in interception rate. As of Thursday afternoon, 64% of public bettors are on New Orleans but 64% of the money is on Minnesota. "There's going to be an offensive line that I want to destroy". "It would have been the homecoming of the backfield". But before he could get on the field with Peterson for a game, his former Vikings teammate was traded to Arizona.
McKinnon is coming off the best regular season of his career, amassing 991 yards from scrimmage and 5 total touchdowns. He had a sack in last week's 31-26 playoff win over the Carolina Panthers and, also registered one in a season-opening loss at Minnesota.
But the NFL and the national media have certainly taken notice of Alvin Kamara.
"The first touchdown he nearly sprained his ankle and nearly tripped when he was trying to spike the ball", wide receiver Adam Thielen said with a laugh.
The bottom line: Like every other area of Vikings-Saints, the matchup is extremely close.
"I wanted that game, but the National Football League has a way of rewarding cities that build a new stadium, and that's the way it was", said Landrieu. "So I came back at him and said he had a pretty weak one (against the Buccaneers)".
"You just kind of wait and see what you get, and you're prepared for whatever might happen", quarterback Drew Brees said.
Zimmer said this week he likes "versatile safeties", and he has one in Harrison Smith, whose ability to line up almost anywhere and either rush the quarterback or cover a receiver makes it hard for quarterbacks to read a scheme. He earned his way onto the roster with four sacks in the preseason, but he played a total of only 22 defensive snaps all season.