2. The Saints' offense is struggling
Former Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr signed with New Orleans this past offseason, hoping to turn the Saints into contenders again. However, the Saints' offense has not lived up to expectations so far this year.
Carr has struggled for most of the season, and New Orleans seems to struggle against teams with .500 records or better. In Sunday's game, Carr will face constant pressure from a Minnesota defense led by defensive coordinator Brian Flores.
Given the Saints' offensive struggles and issues with their offensive line season, the Vikings' game plan will likely involve forcing Carr to throw the ball and win the game himself.
Last week, Minnesota's run defense improved significantly, and their defensive back group is starting to click as well. As a result, the Vikings' defense could dominate this game, taking pressure off the team's offense.