Saints vs Vikings: A Preview

Official New Orleans Saints Reporter

By Christy Chauvin //@WhoDatWarriors

NFL Playoffs – NFC Divisional Round

The Minnesota Vikings offensive line may be a weak link the New Orleans Saints can exploit in Sunday’s Divisional playoff game.

The Vikings most recent game loss was on December 10 when they played the Carolina Panthers.  The loss to the Panthers is notable because the offensive line had to be reshuffled, and the Vikings gave up a season-high six sacks to the Panthers, including a strip-sack that lead to a Panthers field goal.

During that game Vikings rookie, Danny Isidora played left guard.  Rashod Hill struggled at left tackle. The Vikings were playing from behind and had to pass the ball to win.  Vikings wide receiver, Adam Thielen, stated “We have to put those guys in better positions by starting fast and scoring early because then they don’t know if you’re going to run the ball or pass the ball. It’s complementary football,” Thielen added. “I think that’s why we haven’t [given up many] sacks this whole year because we’ve been able to score points and take pressure off those guys.”

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The Detroit Lions Pride Report: Week 4

Official Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

Lions 14 – Vikings 7

Quarterback Matthew Stafford’s 100th consecutive start was at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota to take on division rival Vikings.  The road historically hasn’t been great for the Lions, and the Vikings were coming off of a big Week 3 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

To win, the Lions would have to slow down rookie running back Dalvin Cook and stop wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Not an easy task by any stretch of the imagination, especially after the team got late word that rookie linebacker Jarrad Davis was going to be out due to a concussion.

Despite the tall order the Lions stood firm.  Going into the game it was thought that it was going to be an offensive show down. However it turned into a defensive struggle and the Lions were able to shut down the high powered Vikings offense.  The Vikings had three turn overs, including one that sealed the win for the Lions thanks to safety Glover Quin batting the ball out of wide receiver Adam Thielen‘s hands.

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