Minnesota Vikings vs Saints: Expert picks to win in the Divisional Round

Minnesota Vikings vs Saints: Expert picks to win in the Divisional Round

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The Vikings, after a first round bye, will host New Orleans Sunday at 3:40 on 570 WNAX.

Favre also took several brutal hits in the 2009 NFC title game against the Saints. It's this simple: If he is, the Vikes probably win easily. Bridgewater spoke to ESPN in the Vikings' locker room and said he did not know if either he or Bradford would be active Sunday, and which of them would be selected as the No. 2 quarterback.

After ripping off more than 100 yards rushing in eight consecutive games following the team's October 10 decision to trade Adrian Peterson, New Orleans has been held to fewer than 100 yards rushing in four of its past five games, including a paltry 41 against the Panthers last week. Again, the Saints know what they've got under center. That isn't enough to negate the advantage Brees has over Keenum. "The only thing sweeter will be the Vikings playing in the Super Bowl right here in Minnesota in February." . In fact, a team that plays in a Super Bowl stadium has never even been to that year's conference championship game.

The Vikings are a much more complete defense than the Panthers were during the wild card round. So if the Vikings are going to overcome any potential hiccups from Keenum, they'll need Murray and McKinnon to exploit that.

Drew Brees had another big game last week while everyone was focusing on the legs of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. The over/under for this game is 46.5 total points.

But most believe the Saints will win a tight game. He intercepted Jameis Winston twice in Week 17 and recorded eight tackles against the Panthers last weekend.

The Vikings gave up just 83.5 yards rushing per game, a figure that ranked second in the National Football League, and 3.67 yards per carry, a mark that finished fifth. The Vikings, who boast the NFL's No. 1 defense, have a better secondary than Carolina. Plus, you have to think Kamara and Ingram are both due, which is risky.