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Vikings-Saints preview

It starts tomorrow night.  But how will it finish?

PFTV takes a look at Thursday’s regular-season opener between the Vikings and the Saints.

And at the end we pick a winner.  Some of you will like it.  Some of you won’t. 

Maybe we should have predicted a tie.

 
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  1. MACHINE GUN IBIZA says: Sep 8, 2010 1:16 PM

    I like.

  2. GeeBee says: Sep 8, 2010 1:26 PM

    Mark me down for two picks for Favre again, New Orleans owning the clock heavily. Saints win by two touchdowns.

  3. Boudin says: Sep 8, 2010 1:26 PM

    wow, Mike! i’m impressed.
    i’m a diehard Saints fan. if you cut me, i bleed booze. but even i am not so bold as to predict a double digit win for the Black and Gold. should be an awesome game, i expect nothing less than a toe to toe knock down drag out brawl.
    and we finally made it! football is back!!!

  4. halestorm74 says: Sep 8, 2010 1:28 PM

    Florio, this is why people don’t take you seriously. The Saints have a bigger chip on their shoulder? Wow what a statement.

  5. SpartaChris says: Sep 8, 2010 1:28 PM

    Man this week is dragging. Can it be Thursday night yet?

  6. purpleguy says: Sep 8, 2010 1:35 PM

    Rather than spout off a bunch of immature unintelligible gumbo like the apparently under-educated Saints fan base, it’s simply easier to state that the Vikes will have a very difficult time winning this game under all the pre-season circumstances they have dealt with.

  7. GBISFULLOFFATTIES says: Sep 8, 2010 1:37 PM

    salmen76 says:
    September 8, 2010 1:17 PM
    Facts:
    Mike Florio is a goomba.
    The New Orleans Saints are World Champions.
    The Vikings are girly, wussy, losers.
    Tomorrow night in the Superdome the World Champion Saints will beat the girly Vikes STUPID!
    ****************************************
    I can only imagine this is how all of “yal” talk. Education at it’s finest.

  8. Postman says: Sep 8, 2010 1:44 PM

    “We’re cutting a 3-minute video, yet we still need papers to look at and shuffle around so we can look legit and all.”

  9. vikesmakesmudducksdumb says: Sep 8, 2010 1:44 PM

    wow, purpleguy is claiming an excuse for this loss already….sounds like typical viking fan, blame it on something else…

  10. somesome says: Sep 8, 2010 1:45 PM

    I have no interest in either team whatsoever but I am opening my fantasy season with a Brees – AP double punch on Thursday … can’t wait …

  11. poiuyt says: Sep 8, 2010 1:52 PM

    @purpleguy says:
    September 8, 2010 1:35 PM
    Rather than spout off a bunch of immature unintelligible gumbo like the apparently under-educated Saints fan base, it’s simply easier to state that the Vikes will have a very difficult time winning this game under all the pre-season circumstances they have dealt with.

  12. Vikingborn70 says: Sep 8, 2010 1:53 PM

    I can’t wait to see the first play on defense for the Vikes…..there’s going to be fireworks ! Somebody’s going to hit Breese late as payback….I just don’t know who it will be….

  13. RagnarTheBloodAxe says: Sep 8, 2010 1:58 PM

    The NFL wants to prove the Saunts were the legit best team in the NFC after the questions that arose after the championship and subsequent “Katrina Bowl”. That’s why the game is at New Orleans instead of where it should have been… in Minnesota. Expect officiating that’s similar to last time, with the Saints being the beneficiaries of a lot of bad calls and obviously incorrect non-calls. Also I would wager the game will be announced by a pair of NFL hype guys, like Chris Collinsworth, as opposed to objective commentators.
    Saints win this game by double-digits.
    Packers win the NFC North and the NFC.
    Vikings miss the playoffs.

  14. BayouWarrior says: Sep 8, 2010 2:00 PM

    Mike,
    I can’t believe that I’m about to say this, but as a devoted PFT.com reader, This is the first time that I agree with you. The Vikes will try to keep the ball outta Brees’ hands because Chilly KNOWS Brees’ is now anf Farve was then. Brees arleady whipped that azz in Feb.
    Plus any team STILL talking about late hits and unnessecary roughness, is scared to death of the Saints and NOT focused on the task at hand. Come on that was 8 fricking months ago.
    .
    This isnt Detroit Man

  15. JimmySmith says: Sep 8, 2010 2:03 PM

    The CryQueen fans are making excuses before the kickoff, whatever happened to the false bravado, “This is the year we are going to win the Superbowl!”
    50 years without a championship, I suppose you can wait a few more.

  16. 2brauneyz says: Sep 8, 2010 2:04 PM

    SpartaChris says:
    Man this week is dragging. Can it be Thursday night yet?
    Ditto, and party time. /wink/

  17. scra22 says: Sep 8, 2010 2:07 PM

    # GBISFULLOFFATTIES says: September 8, 2010 1:37 PM
    I can only imagine this is how all of “yal” talk. Education at it’s finest.
    =====
    It’s “y’all.”

  18. Big Stuff says: Sep 8, 2010 2:16 PM

    Listen Ragnar, 14 games of the NFL schedule is set in stone years in advance. The other two games are determined by where you finished the previous year, but the division of the opponent is known. Should the Lions have won the NFC north last year, the Lions would be playing the Saints on the road.

  19. Broohaha33 says: Sep 8, 2010 2:26 PM

    LOL at all you angry Vikes fans. You lost the game. And if you want to get into the whole “dirty play” thing, chew on this first.
    Last year in the regular season, the Saints D was flagged on 5 occasions for roughing the passer or unnecessary roughness. The Vikes D was flagged 12 times.
    How’s this for a concept: protect your quarterback. Pussies.

  20. sand0 says: Sep 8, 2010 2:31 PM

    It will be very hard for the Vikings to win considering they are down a starting CB and the guy supposed to start in his place. Plus they let a solid backup go due to their star pro bowl WR going on PUP. And our center is probably out.
    However, we do have EJ back which wasn’t the case last season. He’s a very good player. That part should help. And the Vikings being able to run up and down on the saints last year while they could barely get a first down means maybe there is some room for error (as long as they don’t have crazy fumbles)
    I also was encouraged to see the Saints are having injury problems themselves at the LB position. This might make it harder for them to blitz and stop the run, as LB’s are largely responsible for that. This could help.
    But all in all it will be pretty hard for the Vikings to stop that passing attack down two of their top 3 CB’s. We’ll see though. We have AP and Favre so I wouldn’t count us out.

  21. goombar2 says: Sep 8, 2010 2:31 PM

    vikings by a Longwell last second field goal…
    Ha ha ha ha ha! Nah, Nah, but seriously, Saints 35-0.

  22. ViqueenTears says: Sep 8, 2010 2:35 PM

    Saints 42 Queens 27

  23. sand0 says: Sep 8, 2010 2:38 PM

    Broohaha,
    Saints played dirty in the Vikes game. There were multiple fines, personal fouls, and calls the refs later admitted should have been called. Not to mention the ridiculously bad pass interference call in OT on 3rd and long that gave you guys the game.
    Just face it. Your team played like crap in the game but was bailed out by officiating and fumbles. I’d rather be in your position.
    We just don’t like hearing your fans and team justify that type of trash play. And we don’t like people saying like “the Saints made the blueprint on beating the Vikes”. The Saints got manhandled and won with pure fluke luck and obviously biased officiating.
    Hopefully the Vikes can get Brees in the ankle with a hi lo like they one they put on Favre. Something tells me ol’ Drew boy wouldn’t get up from that one.

  24. cmd88 says: Sep 8, 2010 2:40 PM

    Total Yards
    Min475 N.O 257
    1st Downs
    Min 31 N.O 15
    Passing Yards
    Min310 N.O 189
    Passing 1st downs
    Min 17 N.O 8
    Rushing Yards
    Min165 N.O68
    Rushing 1st downs
    Min 10 N.O 4
    3rd down efficiency
    Min 7-12 N.O 3-12
    This time there wont be 5 turnovers so please pipe down saints fans everyone’s is saying how minnesota can’t play with the saints quite frankly i don’t think the saints can play with the vikes

  25. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Sep 8, 2010 2:42 PM

    Saints 53, Vikes 3. Favre knocked out in 1st quarter, and the T-Jack era is resurrected.

  26. ViqueenTears says: Sep 8, 2010 2:53 PM

    MrSteve…as a saints fan, there was only one call not made and that was the unintentional high/low on favre…thats it!! NO MORE NO LESS! Quit making your silly ass fan base seem any more pathetic than we all know you already are anyway!

  27. Simon12345 says: Sep 8, 2010 2:57 PM

    I am not a fan of either team but after hearing Gregg Williams and the Saints fans I am going to be pulling for old man Favre and the Vikings to pull an upset. The game last year was a great one. The Vikings easily could have won that game but for FIVE TURNOVERS. The fact that they were even close is INCREDIBLE.
    I’m not saying the Saints didn’t deserve to win, because they DID deserve to win. But Williams and the Saints fans act like they are freakin untouchable. This kind of cockiness some times can be seen in dynasties and sometimes can be seen in chumps ready for a fall…

  28. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Sep 8, 2010 2:58 PM

    Why did the Vikings have 12 roughing the passer penalties last season? Is it because they’re dirty?

  29. goombar2 says: Sep 8, 2010 3:10 PM

    # Love_Boat_Scandal says: September 8, 2010 2:42 PM
    Saints 53, Vikes 3. Favre knocked out in 1st quarter, and the T-Jack era is resurrected.
    —————————————————–
    I dunno, I can see the Saints putting up 53 points, it’s just I really don’t see the vikes getting 3? Are you thinking some kinda return or a fumble here by the Saints deep in their own territory?
    You’re a smart guy and I respect what you say, but come on!?!? Please explain the 3 points, because I don’t see the vikes getting past their own 40 yard line.

  30. thirdandgoal says: Sep 8, 2010 3:12 PM

    should be a good opening game. i say within a td, either way.

  31. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Sep 8, 2010 3:13 PM

    Games can end in ties in the NFL?
    Sincerely,
    Donovan McNabb

  32. Mrsteve says: Sep 8, 2010 3:15 PM

    you mean the hi/low hit that was an int in the red zone that didn’t change the game?
    shut up

  33. MrHumble says: Sep 8, 2010 3:20 PM

    Florio….You obviously remember who won the last game between these teams but have certainly forgot how. We all know the final score, 31-28 in OT . I would say the chances of the Vikings having 5 turnovers, 12 men in huddle etc. are slim to none. Remove those “giveaways” by the vikings and let’s review the real stats of the game that indicate the dominance of the Vikings. Playing at New Orleans in a hostile environment. Total yds V= 475, S=257, Passing yds BF=310 v. Brees 189, First downs V=31 S=15, 3rd down conversions V=7 of 12 and S=3 of 12, total offensive plays v=82 and S=55. Granted, turnovers are part of the game but to expect the same amount of turnovers is wishful thinking. Without those turnovers, the Vikings dominated the Saints defense and the Vikings defense held Brees and Co. to their lowest output of the season. Vikings can get pressure with their front 4, Saints have to blitz and by the second half of last years game the saints were not blitzing nearly as much as they got burned everytime. The Vikings have a lot of key injuries entering this game but I still say they give the hometown saints a real run for their money just becuz they are that much better of an overall team. Don’t be surprised if the Vikings win this game even without 4-5 starters. Many like the saints becuz they “beat the vikings last year”, well yeah, so did the Bucs beat the Packers, the Browns beat the Packers and using your narrow minded reasoning, then the Bucs and Browns should beat the Packers again this year if they were to meet!!! The Saints did not beat the Vikings last year, the Vikings beat themselves and that is why saints fans are still begging for respect which no one outside of louisiana is willing to give them.

  34. Broohaha33 says: Sep 8, 2010 3:20 PM

    We’re not saying anything about being “untouchable”. We’re just tired of hearing excuses. It was an epic game. I thought we had lost. But we didn’t and yet Viqueens fans continue to whine about what happened 8 months ago. And their genius head coach is leading the way. Block for your QB. Get a coach that understands the basics of the game, like breaking a huddle with only 11 men. If you really take an objective look at that game, in the end it came down to the 12 men in the huddle penalty moving you out of field goal position. Oh yeah, and that ill-advised throw across the middle of the field.
    Saints fans have stuck with a historically bad team for 40+ years, and now that we won it, people won’t quit making excuses about how lucky we got, how the officials gave us the game, the NFL conspired to make this the “katrina bowl” (as one commenter so eloquently put it).
    “The longer we dwell on our misfortunes the greater is their power to harm us” Voltaire

  35. goombar2 says: Sep 8, 2010 3:29 PM

    Broohaha33 says: September 8, 2010 3:20 PM
    …the Vikings beat themselves…
    —————————————————
    In crocs no less!!!! Ha ha ha! If only the vikes would stop beating themselves and taking pics and sending them on their cellphones!

  36. TGP says: Sep 8, 2010 3:33 PM

    This will be a clean game, Chilly’s made sure of that with all his rederick, however I got a feeling that every time Bree’s gets hit there will be a little extra pasting to go along with it. I’m also willing to bet that AD will be laying a little smack on any black & gold that gets in his way. This game will finish the way it should have last year, I’m perdicting Vikes 31 aint’s 13.

  37. VikingsPrincess says: Sep 8, 2010 3:34 PM

    Vikings 28 – Saints 21
    The Saints may have Brees, but the Vikings have a defense that shut him down in the last game. And the Vikings defense wants to shut him down even more in this game.
    We have enough offensive weapons to deal with aggressive blitzing, even being down a pro-bowl receiver.
    Vikings will hang on to the ball and Brett will be targeting Harvin and Camarillo extensively.
    The team is fired up and the Vikings are amazing when they’re emotional (see Green Bay/Vikings games last year).
    Listening to that stupid “Who Dat” chant with its mangled quasi-English will only serve to fire them up more. Something tells me they’ll be listening to the Immigrant Song on the bus over to the Dome.
    It’s a new season. Skol Vikings!

  38. VikingsPrincess says: Sep 8, 2010 3:36 PM

    @Broohaha33
    Despite your allegiance to the Saints, I think I kinda like you. You’re rational in your post from 3:20 PM.
    I agree – protecting Favre is critical.
    I like the Voltaire quote.

  39. Simon12345 says: Sep 8, 2010 3:41 PM

    @broohaha–I do see what you are saying about Chilly whining. He is obviously trying to “work the refs” which is standard fare for a head coach but it is coming off a bit whiney for some reason…maybe because it’s him.
    Either way, I think this is going to be a hell of a game!

  40. tv says: Sep 8, 2010 3:45 PM

    I love it that everyone is showing stats from last year’s game – like they mean something.
    Fact – the Saints O went into “hold on mode” with the gifts the Vikes were doling out. You think they would not have put up better numbers had the game been different?
    Give me a break!
    As to arguing about it – only time will tell.

  41. Nosredna says: Sep 8, 2010 3:47 PM

    Anyone…….and I mean ANYONE that thinks the Saints will win by double digits is in serious need of urine test!
    Brees plans to lead the crowd in some stupid chant……presentation of the Super Bowl rings…..things like that are going to do nothing but get the Vikings fired up even more than they are already. The same guys that shut Brees down last year are back this year and will have no problem making Brees feel totally uncomfortable all game. I predict 3 interceptions by Brees for the game.
    This will be the 1st year that the defending Super Bowl champion loses on Thurs night.
    Vikings 35, Saints 31

  42. MrHumble says: Sep 8, 2010 3:48 PM

    BayouWarrior says:
    September 8, 2010 2:00 PM
    Mike,
    I can’t believe that I’m about to say this, but as a devoted PFT.com reader, This is the first time that I agree with you. The Vikes will try to keep the ball outta Brees’ hands because Chilly KNOWS Brees’ is now anf Farve was then. Brees arleady whipped that azz in Feb.
    ——————————————
    This dude must have watched a different game or has a serious case of alzheimers. Review the stats my friend, Brees didn’t do anything against the Vikings defense, not even 200 freakin’ yds passing in the whole game and then to say something so stupid as “brees arleady whipped that azz in Feb” (misspelled words on purpose or who dat may not be able to read it). The Saints beat the Vikings but Brees had very little to do with that, LMAO , dumbass bayou bumpkins.

  43. ViqueenTears says: Sep 8, 2010 4:06 PM

    TGP…you are illiterate.

  44. charles hackney says: Sep 8, 2010 4:13 PM

    Right for once. Florio is still a douchebag!

  45. Hauschild says: Sep 8, 2010 4:26 PM

    Vikings win in convincing fashion (provided they don’t turn the ball over 5 times) – between the two teams, the Vikings’ defense is far superior.
    Brees cleans up with a few garbage-time TD’s to make the score closer than it actually should be.

  46. Bob Nelson says: Sep 8, 2010 4:29 PM

    Exhibit One (note how many incorrect statements made)
    RagnarTheBloodAxe says:
    The NFL wants to prove the Saunts were the legit best team in the NFC after the questions that arose after the championship and subsequent “Katrina Bowl”. That’s why the game is at New Orleans instead of where it should have been… in Minnesota. Expect officiating that’s similar to last time, with the Saints being the beneficiaries of a lot of bad calls and obviously incorrect non-calls. Also I would wager the game will be announced by a pair of NFL hype guys, like Chris Collinsworth, as opposed to objective commentators.
    Exhibit 2 (note the number of suspensions of reality)
    MrHumble says:
    I would say the chances of the Vikings having 5 turnovers, 12 men in huddle etc. are slim to none. Remove those “giveaways” by the vikings.
    Granted, turnovers are part of the game but to expect the same amount of turnovers is wishful thinking. Without those turnovers, the Vikings dominated the Saints defense.
    The Vikings have a lot of key injuries entering this game but I still say they give the hometown saints a real run for their money just becuz they are that much better of an overall team. Don’t be surprised if the Vikings win this game even without 4-5 starters. Many like the saints becuz they “beat the vikings last year.”
    The Saints did not beat the Vikings last year, that is why saints fans are still begging for respect which no one outside of louisiana is willing to give them.
    Exhibit 3 (See why vikings people write their own jokes)
    VikingsPrincess says:
    We have enough offensive weapons to deal with aggressive blitzing, even being down a receiver.
    (How about that O-line? Favre’s sack, INT and fumble total in the preseason)
    Vikings will hang on to the ball.
    (Any evidence for that say in the preseason?)
    The team is fired up and the Vikings are amazing when they’re emotional(pick any big playoff game in their 50 year history)
    Listening to that stupid “Who Dat” chant with its mangled quasi-English will only serve to fire them up more (Skoal is better).
    The vikings and their screw ups have caused football fans everywhere to laugh at them for 50 years. viking people have made the viking jokes about the vikings for 50 years.
    LOL – Legacy of Losing

  47. Brewdogg says: Sep 8, 2010 4:33 PM

    # goombar2 says: September 8, 2010 3:10 PM
    # Love_Boat_Scandal says: September 8, 2010 2:42 PM
    Saints 53, Vikes 3. Favre knocked out in 1st quarter, and the T-Jack era is resurrected.
    ——————– ——————– ————-
    I dunno, I can see the Saints putting up 53 points, it’s just I really don’t see the vikes getting 3? Are you thinking some kinda return or a fumble here by the Saints deep in their own territory?
    You’re a smart guy and I respect what you say, but come on!?!? Please explain the 3 points, because I don’t see the vikes getting past their own 40 yard line.
    ————————————————–
    Are you two finished jerking each other off yet?

  48. Broohaha33 says: Sep 8, 2010 5:31 PM

    VikingsPrincess says:
    September 8, 2010 3:36 PM
    @Broohaha33
    Despite your allegiance to the Saints, I think I kinda like you. You’re rational in your post from 3:20 PM.
    I agree – protecting Favre is critical.
    I like the Voltaire quote.
    Thanks. I, for one, hope it’s an injury free game and both sides play their best. This is one of the most hyped up season openers in recent memory.

  49. mikemcsaint says: Sep 8, 2010 6:27 PM

    Again, do they teach people in Minnesota that the team that has the best stats wins the game? Obviously they must because they keep pointing out that they gained more yards. I think the score was 31-28 Saints. Maybe I’m wrong but I think the Saints won the game.

  50. HighwayKiller says: Sep 8, 2010 8:13 PM

    cmd88 says:
    September 8, 2010 2:40 PM
    Total Yards
    Min475 N.O 257
    1st Downs
    Min 31 N.O 15
    Passing Yards
    Min310 N.O 189
    Passing 1st downs
    Min 17 N.O 8
    Rushing Yards
    Min165 N.O68
    Rushing 1st downs
    Min 10 N.O 4
    3rd down efficiency
    Min 7-12 N.O 3-12
    This time there wont be 5 turnovers so please pipe down saints fans everyone’s is saying how minnesota can’t play with the saints quite frankly i don’t think the saints can play with the vikes
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    You seem to have left out a few stats. Allow me to fill you in…..
    Kickoff/Punt Return Yards
    N.O – 183 Min – 48
    Red Zone Made/Att
    N.O. – 3/3 Min – 4/6
    You do know that there are THREE phases to a football game don’t you? Could it be possibe that after the big returns the Saints had fewer yards to get on offense to score? Could it be that they made the most out of their trips to the red zone instead of coughing the ball up?
    If you add the total yardage from all THREE phases of the game it comes out like this:
    N.O. – 469 Total yards (29 came from int returns…thanks Brett, lol)
    Min – 523 Total yards
    But hey you guys keep quoting the 257 from the offense. It shows how much you know about the game. Oh yeah, there was one more stat that you left off of your list…..the final score.

  51. bskarter4 says: Sep 8, 2010 8:55 PM

    Mr. Humble says:
    “Brees didn’t do anything against the Vikings defense, not even 200 freakin’ yds passing in the whole game”
    ____________________________________
    3 touchdowns is nothing?
    If special teams hadn’t given Brees short field for several of the Saints drives (see info in above post), he’d have out-gunned BrInt by a mile.

  52. cajunhawk says: Sep 9, 2010 1:27 AM

    I’m from South Louisiana and Saints fans make me embarrassed to be from Louisiana. It’s no wonder we are 48th in education when the whole state chants “Who Dat” at the top of their lungs. Rebuilt New Orleans? Football can’t do that. Can Football make me feel safe walking down Bourbon street? No. Go Vikings.

  53. Brewdogg says: Sep 9, 2010 2:56 AM

    Just a thought….
    Maybe the reason the yardage gained keeps getting brought up is because overly obnoxious Saints fans continue the delusions that they dominated that game, and hence, will somehow be even more dominant this time around.
    Yes, the Saints won that game, and then the next on, that’s why they get the big rings for their fingers. They made the plays they needed to make and didn’t let any opportunities slip by. But they didn’t dominate either game. Saying they did makes you look like an ignorant homer. Believing that the shiny new trophy means they will stomp all over everyone they play this year makes you an idiot.
    You better hope that the Saints are more intelligent and humble than the fans we are seeing on here, or you’re in for a long season of saying “Who dat, who dat, who dat playing like crap?”

  54. mikemcsaint says: Sep 9, 2010 9:18 AM

    Brewdogg, Look at the arrogance of your own fan base. I have seen few on this site or anywhere else who have been dignified about last years NFCCG. Most of the Viking fans claim the Saints cheated or the NFL had the fix on, which if you truly believe, why would you watch football. Saints fans have as much right to bitch about the pathetic Viking fans.
    The Vikings are a really good team. No doubt the Vikings controlled the clock and had more yardage, but as noted here the Saints played with a short field because of several long returns. At the end of the day it’s about the score.

  55. Brewdogg says: Sep 9, 2010 10:01 AM

    Mike–
    Agreed. While some may complain (and some would say with good reason, although I try not to delve into that), regardless, it’s part of football. That Tigers pitcher, Armando Galarragha or whatever, loses his no-hitter in the 9th on a bad call, but he was cool about it. It’s part of baseball. People make mistakes. Same with the questionable calls. It’s part of football. At the end of the day, the Saints took the oppurtunities that were presented to them and capitalized, and the Vikings didn’t.
    I came on here late, just a couple months ago, but I have seen a lot of talk from your side about Brees walking all over the Vikes and knocking Favre into retirement and how it will be a bloodbath…. I haven’t brought up any of the stats, but if others hadn’t I probably would have. There’s no more reason to believe that the Saints will blow out the Vikings than there is the other way around. I figure the game will be decided by less than a TD on the final possession.
    And that’s the way I like it!!

  56. SaintsBaby says: Sep 9, 2010 3:24 PM

    Brewdogg says:
    September 9, 2010 2:56 AM
    Just a thought….
    Maybe the reason the yardage gained keeps getting brought up is because overly obnoxious Saints fans continue the delusions that they dominated that game, and hence, will somehow be even more dominant this time around.
    __________________________________
    I never stated that the Saints dominated the game. The Vikings have a good defense and a great running game. I posted the stats that every other Viking fan seems to overlook. I don’t think the rematch will be a blowout by either team.
    Calling the Saints fans obnoxious is hilarious, have you read the endless posts about conspiracy theories and hoping that Brees gets a season ending injury by some Viking fans?

  57. Brewdogg says: Sep 9, 2010 3:42 PM

    # SaintsBaby says: September 9, 2010 3:24 PM
    Brewdogg says:
    September 9, 2010 2:56 AM
    Just a thought….
    Maybe the reason the yardage gained keeps getting brought up is because overly obnoxious Saints fans continue the delusions that they dominated that game, and hence, will somehow be even more dominant this time around.
    ____________________ ______________
    I never stated that the Saints dominated the game. The Vikings have a good defense and a great running game. I posted the stats that every other Viking fan seems to overlook. I don’t think the rematch will be a blowout by either team.
    Calling the Saints fans obnoxious is hilarious, have you read the endless posts about conspiracy theories and hoping that Brees gets a season ending injury by some Viking fans?
    ————————————————–
    I didn’t say that ALL Saints fans were obnoxious. But there are some…. Your points are valid, and like I said, when the Saints had a short field to work with, they took advantage of it. Not trying to short them in any way for their victory, just trying to point out a little reality for those who think it was some kind of dominant performance.
    And I think the Brees comments have more to do with the Madden curse than any actual desire to see him injured. I certainly don’t want to see him go down… He’s my fantasy starter!!

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