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Two x-factors no one is talking about for Saints – Vikings

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There are two areas the New Orleans Saints can exploit against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, but they come with a catch.

Many are saying the two best teams left in the NFL face off against each other this weekend. The site of the game is the same one hosting the Super Bowl in three weeks. It’s the same game our New Orleans Saints will play in this Sunday, easily the biggest game for the team in over five years.

The other team they’re facing, however, is favored to win. The Minnesota Vikings are the home team, second seed in the NFC and have the hopes of becoming the first team ever to have a home Super Bowl.

They are also coming off a week’s rest. Minnesota has the momentum, preparation, health and talent to beat the Saints and go even further. Or, they could come out and put up a dud of a game.

Most likely, though, Sunday’s game will come down to the wire and be extremely close. Many are talking about Alvin Kamara and what he will be able to do. This gritty Minnesota pass rush with a great linebacking corps. And, of course, Drew Brees and his historic talent. Here are two under-the-radar x-factors for New Orleans to either avoid another painfully-close contest or survive one.

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