Vikings add Bradford to 53-man roster before playoff game

The Saints will play their 18th postseason game in franchise history Sunday when they play the Vikings in the cozy - and sure to be noisy - confines of U.S. Bank Stadium.

New Orleans jettisoned former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after a miserable four-game run and thrived with Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara, becoming one of the league's most risky running back duos.

Bradford has played in one full game this season when he torched the New Orleans Saints in Week 1 for 346 passing yards and three touchdowns.

Now the Vikings have an opportunity to become the first team to play a Super Bowl on home turf, a feat the Saints would be happy to deny. Conversely, Brees has a ton of experience and is one of the best QBs in National Football League history, therefore New Orleans has an overwhelming advantage at the most important position on the field.

Even with the likelihood that Shurmur will be elsewhere next season as a head coach, he's not letting that distract him from the Vikings' biggest game of the season on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. "If I perform like I know I can we're going to be good". I think he's someone to learn from. But then the Saints won eight in a row while giving up only 16.4 points per game.

Minnesota had a bye during the Wild Card round and is preparing to host New Orleans on Sunday in a Divisional game.

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The NFC Divisional round of the NFL Playoffs is upon us.

Both teams underwent significant changes since the Vikings' 29-19 victory.

At first glance, that may not be a good subject line for the Saints considering how poorly New Orleans has performed over the years in the land of Bud Grant.

QB Play: Case Keenum will start in his first playoff game this weekend, and playing in front of a home crowd should help to calm any added nerves.

Vikings guard Nick Easton, whose season ended with fractured right ankle suffered December 23 at Green Bay, said he will be ready for the start of spring drills. "They're different from a personnel standpoint and they're also different from a team, like us, who has found their identity". In games that Ginn has caught a touchdown, the Saints have yet to lose. I have a great squad, a great offensive line, great receivers, and great running backs who can make some plays and a great defense. Minnesota has never had three quarterbacks active during a game since coach Mike Zimmer arrived in 2014. I give these guys a hard time. They're a respectable ninth in turnover ratio, coming up with critical fumbles and interceptions at just the right times and forced big sacks, like the one on Carolina's Cam Newton last week by Jordan that resulted in an intentional grounding penalty and set the Saints dodging ice floes on their way up the Mississippi River back to Minneapolis.

Minnesota cornerback Xavier Rhodes has said Smith should be the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year, which would also be fine with Smith.

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