"It's going to be close", said Don Landry of New Orleans.
"You remember when your last loss was, and when your last pain was", said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Why they didn't throw the other, I have no idea. They also struggled both in run defense and in containing McCaffrey in the wild-card round.
But that development might not keep Minnesota from trying more of the same in the divisional round Sunday. Minnesota might be content to take its chances with All-Pro cornerback Xavier Rhodes and All-Pro safety Harrison Smith roaming around. Case Keenum only ahead of Joe Flacco, Jay Cutler and Eli Manning on third-and-long with 5.7 yards per attempt on third-and-long and the Vikings rank 20th on third-and-long conversion rate.
"We're having a little Twitter fight right now", said Landrieu. As many know, both Williams and head coach Sean Payton were then suspended for an entire year as a result of "Bountygate".
"A concussion doesn't necessarily have to be knocked out cold and removed from a game, although the new protocol is in place to remove you from a game even if you're not walking sideways or your arm goes stiff or whatever", Favre said. The over/under for this game is 46.5 total points.
The Saints will not be able to afford finding themselves in third down very often.
Meantime, the Twitter fight continues, with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey telling Landrieu, "A Saints 'W" is less likely than Minneapolis breaking 50 degrees on Sunday.
Bradford started in Week 1 against the Saints and passed for 346 yards, three touchdowns and a career high 143.0 passer rating, despite injuring his knee in the game. Prior to that, the Saints had won four straight against the Vikes, including an overtime victory in the 2009 NFC championship game.
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. Plus, you have to think Kamara and Ingram are both due, which is unsafe. "We still prepare the same, to have success running the ball, but if a defense schemes to stop that, it is what it is". Carolina sold out to stop the run, but couldn't also limit Drew Brees and the passing game. "Fill in the blanks".