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The clash of strengths in Sunday’s NFC divisional-round contest between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings has the potential to produce the best game of the weekend in the NFL. New Orleans enters with an impressive offense carried not by quarterback Drew Brees like it has in past years, but by running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram. The Vikings have been a pleasant surprise on offense, with career backup Case Keenum.
thriving at quarterback, but Minnesota’s real success story is its top-rated defense that will be hard for the Saints to break down. It may be tough to make predictions about certain statistics for Sunday’s game because of the incredible one-on-one matchups, but we tried to make a few. Not only is Kamara a threat on the ground, he’s established himself as a viable asset out of the backfield in the passing game.
The rookie out of Tennessee recorded 826 receiving yards and 728 rushing yards, and he’s expected to have a similar balance after struggling to get going on the ground in the wild-card round against the Carolina Panthers. Kamara will help Brees deal with the pressure from the Minnesota front seven.