NEW ORLEANS (5-1) at MINNESOTA (4-2-1)Sunday Womens Nickell Robey-Coleman Jersey , 8:20 p.m. EDT, NBCOPENING LINE — Vikings by 2RECORD VS. SPREAD — New Orleans 4-2, Minnesota 4-2-1SERIES RECORD — Vikings lead 22-11LAST MEETING — Vikings beat Saints 29-24 in NFC divisional playoff game, Jan. 14, 2018LAST WEEK — Saints beat Ravens 24-23; Vikings beat Jets 37-17AP PRO32 RANKING — Saints No. 4, Vikings No. 5SAINTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (6), RUSH (16), PASS (6).SAINTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (17), RUSH (1), PASS (28).VIKINGS OFFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (27), PASS (7).VIKINGS DEFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (5) Joseph Noteboom Jersey , PASS (16).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — nst Saints, including win in playoffs last season on last-second 61-yard TD reception by Stefon Diggs. Vikings also beat Saints 29-19 in 2017 opener. ... Saints QB Drew Brees became fourth player in NFL history last week in win at Baltimore with 500 career TD passes, joining Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Tom Brady. ... In last four games against Vikings, Brees has nine TDs, no interceptions, average of 308 passing yards and 120.7 passer rating. ... Brees leads league with 77.3 completion percentage and 121.6 passer rating, with no interceptions and 13 TDs in 220 attempts. ... Saints RB Alvin Kamara is one of two players in league, next to Giants RB Saquon Barkley, with at least 350 rushing and receiving yards. ... Saints WR Michael Thomas, who had two TD catches against Vikings in playoffs last season, is third in league with 53 receptions. He leads NFL in catch percentage (91.4). ... CB Eli Apple http://www.theramslockerroom.com/authentic-jamon-brown-jersey , acquired in trade with Giants, joins struggling pass coverage that has allowed 13 TDs with only two interceptions. ... Vikings QB Kirk Cousins has seven TDs and no interceptions with average of 323 passing yards in two career games against Saints, both with Washington. ... Cousins is fifth in league with 70.0 completion percentage. ... Vikings WR Adam Thielen leads NFL with 67 catches, on pace to break Marvin Harrison's all-time record, and 822 receiving yards. With 100-yard game against Saints, Thielen would tie Calvin Johnson with league record eighth straight. ... Diggs has 13 catches, 230 yards and three TDs in two career games against Saints. ... Vikings DE Danielle Hunter tied with Rams DT Aaron Donald for league lead with eight sacks. ... Fantasy tip: Since returning from suspension, Saints RB Mark Ingram has 28 rushing attempts and five passing targets. Kamara has 23 rushing attempts and five passing targets in those two games. QuarterbackGoing 25-40 for 297 yards, QB Jared Goff had some panicky moments, but his turnover wasn’t his fault and there were some drops that kept his pretty solid numbers down. The dime that Goff threw to WR Brandin Cooks in the 4th quarter was enough for me. What are you gonna do? I like the kid.Running BacksThey didn't hurt the team, but save for RB Todd Gurley’s TD run, they didn’t exactly help the Rams’ offense. It was a down day for the running attack for sure. Gurley was limited to 10 yards on four carries, and RB C.J. Anderson never really got going. Tight EndsMy wishes were granted and TE Tyler Higbee’s bromance with Jared Goff finally bore some fruit. Higbee was clutch Womens Greg Zuerlein Jersey , catching all four of his targets and one touchdown. His numbers don’t jump off the page, but his presence sure did. And TE Gerald Everett was the lone shining light at the beginning of the game. Great showing for the tight ends.Wide ReceiversWR Brandin Cooks played like a guy with a huge contract and WR Josh Reynolds played like a guy who wants to start next year, which was great to see. And even though Robert Woods only got six catches on 10 targets, he was there when Goff needed him. Offensive Line Though the running game was limited to 77 yards, Jared Goff was upright most of the time and was able to make some plays. The noise was really a bother for them but they stayed strong. Again, a huge challenge for these guys and they got through it. Defensive LineIt felt like RB Alvin Kamara was everywhere, but the New Orleans Saints run game was shut down for the most part. And DT Ndamukong Suh got to QB Drew Brees in an emphatic sack that was a great momentum moment. The Los Angeles Rams really needed to get pressure on Brees and they did exactly that. It wasn’t just Goff who was uncomfortable during the game.LinebackersLB’s Cory Littleton and Mark Barron had very strong games, and OLB Dante Fowler Jr had his impact moments. These guys stepped up in a way that I didn’t expect going into the game. They didn't allow Kamara to catch the ball wherever he wanted, but that’s what happens when they go man coverage and Littleton has to keep up with Kamara. Defensive BacksQB Drew Brees was kept in check and the John Johnson III interception was glorious. It wasn’t about CB Marcus Peters and Sean Peyton, but that’s just fine. Special TeamsAmazing. The fake punt. The 57-yard kick. Loved it. CoachingThe fake punt was huge. Coach McVay’s legend grows!