Saints vs Vikings, live stream 2017. New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings: Preview and prediction
Minneapolis, MN. Site of Super Bowl LII, along with of course the New Orleans Saints 2017 regular season opener this Monday night. For the Saints, the game against the Vikings isn’t just an ordinary game. This will be the first time that running back Adrian Peterson steps foot in U.S. Bank Stadium since signing with the Saints back in March. Peterson was seen as an icon among Vikings fans as he earned league MVP honors and broke numerous franchise records in his tenure.
Before the Saints can even realistically think about ending their year with a Super Bowl berth, they must of course take care of business during the regular season. Today, we take a look at a few key match ups that are likely to determine the outcome of this important regular season opener. Now that Peterson is finding himself in New Orleans, his new audience is looking for some of that same star power that defined his illustrious career in Minnesota. But this game isn’t just about Peterson getting revenge over his former team.
As most of you know, Saints wideout Willie Snead will miss the first three games due to league suspension. It’s easy to predict the Saints to win big against the Vikings, but the Vikings’ front seven defines their team’s heart and soul. Defensive tackle Linval Joseph and linebacker Eric Kendricks are the leaders of the pack, and defensive end Everson Griffen ranked in the mid-20s of his position on Pro Football Focus.