4. The Vikings’ turnover woes will resurface
One of the keys to the Vikings' resurgence has been their ability to limit turnovers. The Vikings were the worst team in the NFL with 11 turnovers in the first four games but have turned it around with just six turnovers in their past five games.
The latter number isn’t quite impressive – they’ve had a turnover in each game and had two turnovers in the win over Atlanta – but ball security will be important against a Saints defense that leads the NFL with 18 takeaways this season.
The Saints' ability to create turnovers has been impressive, but it has hit an extra gear over the past month. New Orleans has forced 13 turnovers over its last five games and created five turnovers in last week’s win over the Chicago Bears. They also rank fifth in turnover percentage and lead the league with 12 interceptions this season.
Conversely, the Vikings still rank third in turnover percentage (17.2 percent), and Josh Dobbs ranks eighth with a 4.4 percent turnover-worthy play rate.
Taking care of the ball has been important to the Vikings during their four-game winning streak, and they’ll need to continue that to earn a win against the Saints.