Drew Brees is not going to get 555 passing yards today, okay? So let’s just forget that crap right now. If I had to guess a number I’d go with 288 on the nose. That’s with 3 touchdowns. Add two long rushing touchdowns for Darren Sproles and you get 35 points. My final score prediction is 38-21. The Saints will get up big in the first half and the Vikings will chip away but never get back in the game. Adrian Peterson will end up with 70 yards on 14 carries. Christian Ponder will finish with 243 yards and 2 picks. He will not be benched or make pout-face on the sidelines. The sad part of that is, no Joe Webb. Maybe Leslie Frazier will give Joe a series or two just to mix things up. That would be fun.
Here’s my boldest prediction of all: the Vikings will get an interception today. Kevin Williams will reach up to bat a ball and get lucky and snatch it out of the air one-handed. I also predict at least one Jared Allen sideline screaming fit. Are we having fun yet?
Here’s a memorable Vikings-Saints moment to get us primed for the game. GEAUX VIKINGS!