Wild-card weekend is here and the New Orleans Saints are hosting the Minnesota Vikings; they will need key people to step up and play big if they want to make their presence felt.
The New Orleans Saints ended their season 13-3 and were denied a No. 1 or a No. 2 seed. A very deserving team of a first-round bye is forced to play in the wild card. They drew the No. 6 seed Minnesota Vikings who finished their season 10-6.
The Saints lost to the Rams, the 49ers, and the Falcons — only one of which made the playoffs. However, a couple of bad losses do not define a season. The Vikings on the other hand, have losses to 8-8 Chicago (twice), 13-3 Packers (twice), 11-5 Seahawks, and 12-4 Chiefs.
Out of their six losses, they only have a couple of bad ones against Chicago. All the other four come against current playoff teams. The Saints’ loss was to the No. 1 seed 49ers. As you can see, the Vikings and the Saints are more evenly matched than you might think.
Because of this, this No. 3 versus No. 6 matchup is no breeze that the New Orleans Saints should take lightly. They are going to have to put all of their manpower and will need key players to step up and play big roles that might not have all season.
Here are the players the Saints need to step up.