The call: The Vikings will beat the Saints if …

Ross Houston
January 14, 2018

The Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons, 15-10, Saturday night in the NFC divisional round, so they will host the NFC championship game against the victor of Sunday's game between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints.

The Eagles haven't played either the Vikings or the Saints this season. Case Keenum filled in and has been one of the NFC's biggest surprises, throwing for 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

They'll face off again on Sunday with an NFC Championship berth on the line. Prediction: Vikings 23, Saints 20.

No statistical trends are going to affect Minnesota's current team, which has been maybe the most balanced unit of the entire conference, and Zimmer has been adamant in debunking the concerns of a Vikings "curse", but there's also a precedent for postseason slip-ups in the Midwest.

We love how the one kid corrects the other on Teddy Bridgewater being back, noting that he's "still not playing".

The Saints' top three defensive players (in no particular order) are outside cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley and edge-rusher Cameron Jordan.

The duo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara have provided nightmares for opposing defenses this season.

The Saints are in the Divisional Round of the playoffs after defeating the Carolina Panthers, 31-26 last Sunday.

The other problem the Saints have is that they have to keep their heads on a swivel: The Vikings also have two fantastic wideouts in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen in addition to running back Latavius Murray, who has scored eight times.

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

So who should they be rooting for?

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