Vikings undecided on whether to activate QB Sam Bradford


The Minnesota Vikings quarterback has produced a career year in a breakout season, and the Vikings hope he can continue to string play when they host the New Orleans Saints in a NFC divisional playoff game on Sunday (1:40 p.m. PT/4:40 p.m. ET, KPTV-12, FOX). 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.

Although the Vikings (13-3) are still in the hunt for the Super Bowl this season and will meet the Saints again in a divisional playoff game Sunday at the "ChurroDome", fans vow they are content to enjoy the experience and to live with the fact that, if the Vikings lose, it will be because the other team was better. But we found out who we are. "We're just going to go out there and execute and play the best we can and bring a W back home".

"I would very surprised if (Zimmer) dresses three quarterbacks for this game, " said Joe Theismann, a longtime National Football League analyst who won a Super Bowl as Washington's starting quarterback in the 1982 season.

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"For me and Jerick, we're looking forward to the challenge (of Sunday)". Instead of staying at the Radisson Blu (the NFC hotel) at the Mall of America, the Vikings might also have the option to allow players and coaches to sleep in their own beds. The Ohio State product had eight catches for 131 yards last week against Carolina.

Numbers: SAINTS: Defeated Panthers, 31-26, in NFC Wild Card Playoffs last week...11-5 record, won NFC South in '17 (7-9 in 2014, 2015 and '16)... Payton was the offensive coordinator in Dallas while Zimmer was the defensive coordinator. Lattimore has five interceptions on the season and feels much more confident than he did when he faced the Vikings in the season opener.

But all of those accomplishments didn't mean Peterson was going to remain the ideal running back in a league where being able to do several things well is now a requirement. Drew Brees and Case Keenum are both pocket passers, but is any of those guys break into the pocket, look out.

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Drew Brees vs Case Keenum. They're the first pair of running backs on the same team to each have at least 1,500 yards from scrimmage in a season. The Vikings also lost their starting quarterback this season when Sam Bradford, who was acquired from the Eagles, re-injured his knee early in the season. This defense is just plain tough to move the ball on. "I've been happy for him knowing the road he's traveled to get to where he is", Brees said.

"He's working, but he's got a ways to go still", Zimmer said. It will be hard for them to contain everybody, and the guess here is that Rudolph and McKinnon are the ones who take advantage.

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