The New Orleans Saints are across the pond this week for a matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. The Saints are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Panthers to drop them to 1-2 while the Vikings had to give it everything they had against the Lions to win and move to 2-1.
London games are tricky because both teams have to travel and the Saints don't even get a BYE after this game, which seems unfair.
Saints/Vikings games might not be divisional matchups but they've sure felt like it in recent years. Of course, we all remember the dog fight that was the NFC Championship in the 2009 season where the Saints went on to win in overtime and then took down the Colts in the Super Bowl.
There have also been a lot of other memorable games that went in New Orleans' favor, such as the Christmas Day tilt a few years ago where Alvin Kamara scored a whopping six touchdowns. I'd obviously be remiss if I didn't mention that Minnesota has had its fair share of fun wins over NOLA too, with two recent ones coming in the playoffs. We don't need to dive into further detail there.
Broadcast crew for Saints vs Vikings Week 4
In the broadcast booth for the Saints and their London game will be Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin, and Jamie Erdahl, per NFL.com. The game airs on NFL Network at 8:30 A.M. New Orleans time.
Kugler, the play-by-play announcer, is known for his announcing work in college basketball while Sanchez played in the NFL from 2009-2018. He spent four years with the Jets after they spent a first-round pick on him in the 2009 NFL Draft and then bounced around the league after things didn't work out in New York. Now he's in the broadcast booth with FOX Sports.
Okmin notes on her official website that she's the third-longest tenured sideline reporter in the NFL. Erdahl took over as one of the hosts on Good Morning Football following Kay Adams' departure and will also be one of the sideline reporters for this game.
Let's hope this crew gets to call a New Orleans Saints victory on Sunday morning!