Three important final thoughts before Vikings vs Saints kickoff on MNF…

Monday Night Football Betting Preview and Odds: New Orleans at Minnesota

Monday Night Football Betting Preview and Odds: New Orleans at Minnesota

Injury-prone for part of previous year and and not getting help from the rest of the offense Monday, Diggs broke out in that late-half stretch and jump-started the Vikings to a 29-19 rout. Majority came in the second half after New Orleans held the rookie to just 22 yards before both teams hit the locker room. Are we positive that Minnesota's defense will still be among the league's best this season?

In particular, the match up between Adrian Peterson and Eric Kendricks will be an enormous once, and whoever comes out on top could decide the game.

Photo Stefon Diggs, who was wearing cleats signed by Randy Moss, paid tribute to the former Minnesota Viking after scoring a touchdown in the first half on Monday night. This from a player whose 2016 season was cut short by injury but who, in 2015, rushed for an NFL-leading 1,485 yards and 11 touchdowns. I counted nine snaps for Peterson with six carries (18 yards, no touchdowns), his lowest total in his career, per NFL Research.

The Vikings' own run game remained a work in progress for much of the night, averaging just 2.94 yards per carry through the first three quarters before Cook's 32-yard burst opened the fourth quarter.

Saints are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 road games.

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And if the postseason is a goal for coaches Mike Zimmer or Sean Payton this time around, change can't be for change's sake; it needs to signal improvement.

The Vikings' defense, though, was in command again on Monday night, holding the Saints to 196 yards through the first three quarters before Brees directed a pair of scoring drives to dress up the final score. "I just want to play football and help this team win".

"Every year during training camp, she'd bring cookies", Peterson said. Brees could, even at his age, command $26 million or more a season for at least a three year deal and New Orleans is in such shoddy shape across the depth chart, they really need the money to rebuild the team.

Payton, meanwhile, said he didn't recall any sort of heated exchange with Peterson on the sideline and credited him for being into the game. "I don't know that there's grudges held, but I think it would be inhuman not to have a desire to play well against your former team". Kamarra had seven carries for 18 yards and four catches for 20 yards.

New Orleans enters the season looking for their first playoff appearance since 2013.

"The next time I heard from them, I was in San Antonio, and I got a call from my agent around 1:30 (a.m.)", Peterson said.

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