The New Orleans Saints are forced to play in the NFC Wild Card Round despite having a 13-3 record and look for vengeance against the Minnesota Vikings.
The last time that the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints squared off in the playoffs, Case Keenum found Stefon Diggs for one of the most iconic touchdown passes in NFL history. Now, almost two years later to the date, the Saints look for their vengeance in the NFC Wild Card Round.
Keenum is gone and now residing under center is Kirk Cousins, who is looking to defeat some personal ghosts of his own. Cousins is known for not coming up in big games for his team, which is evident by his winless record in both Monday Night Football and in the postseason as a starting quarterback.
This is probably his best team that he has ever had and the Vikings are certainly a scary sixth-seed. The team finished the year with a 10-6 record and likely would have been 11-5 if they did not rest the starters in Week 17. That is not your typical sixth-seed.
I think it is safe to say that this is the most compelling matchup of the weekend and certainly is the game of the weekend. The only thing that NFL fans want to see more this weekend is for the New England Patriots to lose.
We expect a fun one and as always, we have some bold predictions in store for when the Saints are in action.