MINNEAPOLIS - The NFC Divisional round of the NFL Playoffs is upon us. Here's what you need to know about the big game this Sunday.
New Orleans Saints (11-5) at Minnesota Vikings (13-3)
Jan. 14, U.S. Bank Stadium (Dome)
3:40 p.m. - FOX (TV), KFAN (100.3 FM)
Forecast: 12°, Snow (Wind Chill: 0°)
Minnesota Vikings fans have been waiting and waiting...and waiting for another shot at a pro football championship. Despite losing their starting running back (Dalvin Cook) and starting quarterback (Sam Bradford) to injury, the purple and gold are once again on the precipice of greatness and looking to becoming the first team in NFL history to host the Super Bowl. The winner of Sunday's game will play either the Falcons or Eagles for a trip to Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis.
What To Watch For
Super Bowl champion Drew Brees and his highly touted offense featuring wideouts Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn Jr. versus the Vikings stingy defense and secondary featuring All-Pros Harrison Smith and Xavier Rhodes. Minnesota's linebackers and defensive front featuring Everson Griffin and Linval Joseph will also face the tall task of shutting down New Orleans' two-headed backfield of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara.
Getting to the Game
If you are lucky enough to have tickets to the game, there are some things you should know. There are some roads closed around U.S. Bank Stadium due to preparations for Super Bowl 52. Also, Purple and Gold tailgate lots near U.S. Bank Stadium are closed for Vikings playoff games.