Sam Bradford expected to suit up for Minnesota Vikings playoff game

The Vikings defense sells out to stop the Saints' one-two combo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, and makes the Saints pass happy. But he did point to Bradford having thrown for 346 yards in a 29-19 win over New Orleans in the September 11 opener and te quarterback at least having played more this season than Bridgewater.

Fourteen months after the Rams took away his starting job, Keenum will start at quarterback for the NFC favorite Vikings on Sunday, as they sit two wins away from the Super Bowl.

Bradford has resumed practicing, but he likely will remain on injured reserve this week with Teddy Bridgewater backing up Case Keenum at quarterback.

It would be easy to take that approach again this year, as a 13-3 Vikings team hosts the New Orleans Saints. He followed that up with the best game of his career Week 1 against the Saints, as he went 27-for-32 for 346 yards and three touchdowns.

"I would expect that they've kind of grown into their own identity now", Saints linebacker Manti Te'o said.

Sunday could get very interesting.

On the New Orleans sideline, things are much different as well.

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SITE MAP: The Saints are 1-6 in their history in the playoffs on the road, including 1-4 under coach Sean Payton. I believe the Vikings will lead most of the way, but Brees will lead a game-winning drive, capped off with a last-minute field goal.

"I don't know how the Boston Globe would know because I haven't made any decisions yet", Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the point spread for Sunday's Divisional Round matchup between the Saints and Vikings has climbed to 5 in favor of Minnesota.

"That was something that we felt like in that game was going to give us a chance to win the game, and obviously we didn't play as well as we needed to", Allen said of Minnesota's 29-19 victory fueled by a career-best 143.0 passer rating for Bradford. The Saints had a hard time establishing the run early on, limited to 81 yards in a Week 2 loss to the New England Patriots.

Here's the amusing thing about the Saints season finale loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; If they'd won, they would have played the Atlanta Falcons in the Wild Card round. He has four receiving touchdowns inside the red zone, has been targeted 17 times inside the 20-yard-line, getting 14 grabs.

The Vikings have the best defense in the National Football League, both in total yards and points allowed. "But I got plenty of faith in my guys". During an interview this week, Cameron touched upon Doleman while looking back at some top players who were teammates of his father. They're a respectable ninth in turnover ratio, coming up with critical fumbles and interceptions at just the right times and forced big sacks, like the one on Carolina's Cam Newton last week by Jordan that resulted in an intentional grounding penalty and set the Saints dodging ice floes on their way up the Mississippi River back to Minneapolis.

This year's unit isn't close to that level, but the play-caller and quarterback are the same.

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