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Kristopher Love | 14 January, 2018, 19:44

Vikings fans, anecdotally, are treating the upcoming playoffs in one of two ways: They are bravely touting how good their 13-3 team is, or they are nervous about Minnesota blowing a game in an unexpected, painful way. If the Saints want to avenge their Week 1 loss to the Vikings they will have to give the Vikings a heavy dose of Ingram and Kamara.

The Saints went 11-5 and won their opening round playoff game over Carolina. They are stingy and play the game excellent. Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell managed 91 total yards in week two, but it took 31 touches to get there. However, Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey and tight end Greg Olsen each posted over 100 yards, and quarterback Cam Newton accounted for 386 (349 passing, 37 rushing). The Vikings will continue to rely on Latavious Murray and Jerrick McKinnon and that terrific defense to carry them to victory. The unit allows a third down conversion rate of just 25.2 percent, and as mentioned earlier, just 15.8 points per game. Even the Saints defense has been strong with Top 20 rankings in those same categories. But the strength of the Vikings is their defense, which ranked No. 1 in the National Football League in total yards (275.9) and points allowed (15.8). If the Eagles are secretly rooting for one team, they weren't ready to reveal it following their win. Slowing him down will be among the Vikings' chief priorities Sunday. Making sure Case is cool, calm and collected would be beneficial.

New Orleans' defense is much improved since then, however, and Case Keenum is now leading the Viking charge after Bradford suffered a knee injury.