Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints, NFL wildcard game. The Vikings may have done more in the last two games of the regular season. But those two losses in recent weeks led the team to play against the Saints for the wildcard. Now the Vikings must demonstrate the best offense on the road. The Saints with the third offense of the season closed the regular season as champions of the division and with a solid record at home.
Minnesota Vikings: It’s time.
The Vikings lost in the last two weeks at home with Packers 10-23 and then against the Bears 19-21. It was not the best way to close the regular season for the Vikings. Now with this game against the Saints, things are much more complicated than before. The record on the road for the Vikings is 4-4-0. The last game on the road of the regular season was a victory against the Bears 39-10.
On the road the team is scoring an average of 26.5 points per game, 28.5 rushes with 134.9 rush yards, 21.2 completed passes for 240.9 pass yards. The defense is allowing an average of 21.8 points per game, 26 rushes with 104.8 rush yards, 24.9 completed passes for 252.4 pass yards.
Kirk Cousins 69.14% for 307 completed passes, 3602 yards, 26 touchdowns and 6 interceptions, 107.4 overall rating, 28 sacks with 206 lost yards. In the last game on the road, Cousins threw 207 yards, 19 completed passes with a touchdown and an interception. Four of the six interceptions this season were on the road.
New Orleans Saints: Win or nothing at home.
The Saints were lethal in the last three weeks of the season. The team won a game at home against Colts 34-7. But he also won the last two on the road against Titans 38-28 and Panthers 42-10. The offensive is number three in the NFL this season and the defense is ranked 13th in the ranking. The team is solid, especially playing at home.
At home the Saints are scoring an average of 28.4 points per game, 24.6 rushes with 114.6 rush yards, 29.8 completed passes for 305.4 pass yards. The defense allows up to 22.9 points, 22.5 rushes with 103.9 rush yards, 20.5 completed passes with 214.8 pass yards.
Drew Brees, veteran with another good season. 74.34% for 281 completed passes, 2979 yards, 27 touchdowns and 4 interceptions, 116.3 overall rating. 12 sacks with 89 lost yards this season. It is important to remember that Brees missed a couple of weeks due to injury, but apparently returned 100%. In the last home game Brees threw 96.67% of completed passes 29/30, 4 touchdowns without interceptions.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints 01/04/2020 is: take the New Orleans Saints -8.0 (Spread).
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