Sam Bradford expected to back up Vikings' Case Keenum

Sam Bradford expected to back up Vikings' Case Keenum

Sam Bradford expected to back up Vikings' Case Keenum

In conclusion, then, I say Keenum's heroic efforts are more a blip than a trend.

The 32-year-old lasted only four games with the Saints before being traded to Arizona for a conditional draft pick.

However, it doesn't matter what Vikings fans yell.

While Zimmer admitted Bradford's five practices make it hard to judge where he's at, the Vikings coach did say that he believes the quarterback is healthy enough to play should the Vikings need him in the postseason. "This is our year!"

The Vikings have stayed on that course throughout the season as Keenum has proven to be more than a viable option. The Saints led that one wire to wire but their defense was forced to stop a driving Cam Newton at the very end of the game to escape with the victory.

Give the edge to the Vikings in this one, although don't expect them to run away with this game like they did in Week 1.

Minnesota, you might know, has never won a Super Bowl. He'll have the Vikings ready for this game.

The Vikings hosted the Saints on the first Monday Night Football of the season. As for the Bears, they were just bad all year.

Sam Bradford expected to back up Vikings' Case Keenum

The weather isn't a factor and Minnesota's defense is just too tough. The team with the best shot at knocking off the Purple Gang, Philadelphia, lost its outstanding quarterback, Carson Wentz, a few weeks ago and will be much easier to beat with his replacement, Nick Foles, under center. And if you dismiss them by calling them lucky, you are missing the whole point. Their defense has been outstanding. Both teams have changed so much that the first game tape barely was applicable, if it was applicable at all, for Sunday's rematch in their NFC Divisional playoff game.

So who should they be rooting for?

I'm not buying it, frankly. Central time kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Minnesota Vikings are also improved so we will see about that.

Bradford started in Week 1 against the Saints and passed for 346 yards, three touchdowns and a career high 143.0 passer rating, despite injuring his knee in the game. Fans, though, will still remember.

Still, nothing is certain in the NFL.

As noted before, Christian McCaffrey found success against the Saints in the playoffs, so the Vikings should rip a page out of the Panthers' playbook and feature McKinnon often.

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