McFeely: Have mercy on Vikings fans today

McFeely: Have mercy on Vikings fans today

Drew Brees and Case Keenum are both pocket passers, but is any of those guys break into the pocket, look out.

The Elo ratings are subjective in some cases, and the Tribune acknowledged that most of the Vikings' unexpected elimination games came decades ago.

Mike Zimmer doesn't make the headlines often enough as to how good of a coach this is, but make no mistake.

Peterson is the Vikings' all-time leading rusher with 11,747 yards; he set the single-game record for rushing yards (296) against San Diego in 2007; and became one of only seven running backs in National Football League history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season when he did it in 2012.

The Vikings haven't dressed three quarterbacks for a game since November 7, 2013, when Leslie Frazier was the coach and Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel and Josh Freeman all were active against Washington.

The multi-faceted Saints (11-5) offense will be tested against the Vikings.


Heading into their first playoffs in 9 years, the Titans rely heavily on the rushing attacks of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry.

Once the Saints said goodbye to Adrian Peterson, Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara took off in the Saints backfield.

The Saints finished 10th on defense, but were also the number two offense (391.2 yards per game and 28 points per game) and are very hard to stop once they get into a rhythm. Not that the Saints can't beat the Falcons, but adding the rivalry aspect en route to the Super Bowl is a little more lagniappe than this fan needs. "We didn't have an identity as a team in Week 1". We're going to go in there with a confidence and a swagger, and play the kind of ball we know how to play. We found out who we are and we're going to go there with confidence and a swagger and just play the ball we know how to play. Can the Vikings hold their own at home against a great Saints team to continue their quest for Super Bowl LII?

The Saints are in the Divisional Round of the playoffs after defeating the Carolina Panthers, 31-26 last Sunday. No game is better than the last one on the slate!

"I enjoyed the time I spent with those teams", he said of his interviews, "but you quickly get back into preparing for the Saints". If there's one thing you can say about the Saints it might be that their biggest contributors are rookies, and they might not play as well on the road. They've been mixing him in and getting him some reps here and there. The Vikings also lost their starting quarterback this season when Sam Bradford, who was acquired from the Eagles, re-injured his knee early in the season.

So who should they be rooting for?

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