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Misdirection vital for Saints' offense vs. Vikings in divisional round

Misdirection vital for Saints' offense vs. Vikings in divisional round

The Vikings waived tight end Kyle Carter on Saturday to make room for Bradford, who last played at Chicago on October 9 and returned to practice last week after recovering from a left knee injury.

Teddy Bridgewater, who had been Keenum's backup for the final eight games of the regular season, was inactive. That means bettors are putting more money on the Vikings to cover the spread. Enter journeyman Case Keenum.

Bradford has practiced the past two weeks, but head coach Mike Zimmer said Friday he hadn't made a decision whether the 30-year-old veteran would dress against New Orleans.

After practicing a few times last week before taking some much-needed time to rest during their hard-earned bye week, the Vikings returned to Winter Park on Monday knowing that Drew Brees and the high-flying Saints would be their first obstacle on their quest to be the first team in National Football League history to play in the Super Bowl inside their home stadium.

The Vikings being at home surely plays a part in that line of thinking among betters.

Rafael Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings on January 14, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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"Although we are acutely aware that the Vikings are being portrayed as the "next big thing" we believe it would be foolhardy to discount the experience Drew Brees brings in postseason contests", Jones said.

What makes this Saints team different from the ones that have come up short since 2009 is their ability to run the ball with Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara.

Saturday saw the Minnesota Vikings activate quarterback Sam Bradford for the first time since being placed on injured reserve in November.

"I read his book a long time ago". He caught seven passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns in the season-opening win over the Saints. The Vikings are 13-8 in home playoff games in their history, including 6-4 indoors.

WHO PUBLIC BETTORS LIKE: New Orleans. They're the first pair of running backs on the same team to each have at least 1,500 yards from scrimmage in a season. As a team they have lost their last three road games and went 4-4 on the season away from New Orleans. "He's working in, but he's got a way to go still".

Brees added another highlight last week, with 376 passing yards to help the Saints (12-5) advance with a 31-26 victory over Carolina while the Vikings had a bye.

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