The 0-2 Saints will play host to the 1-1 Minnesota Vikings this afternoon, and we are all Vikings fans for the duration.
The Saints have gotten to this point by playing poor defense, enjoying a little bad luck and playing appreciably worse offensively than you would expect a team led by Drew Brees and Sean Payton to. You'd be a fool to leave a team this talented for dead after an 0-2 start, but a loss to the Vikings here would put them in a very deep hole. The Vikings, meanwhile, have a good coach in Mike Zimmer, some real talent on defense and Cordarelle Patterson. That is not yet enough.
Use this as your open thread for the game and all the 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. games, and go Vikings! Please remember that any posting of illegal streams will lead to deletion of comments and either a warning or ban, depending on whether you're a damned dirty spammer or not.
Saints vs. Vikings Info
Sunday, September 21, 1 p.m. EST
Location: Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV Channel: FOX
Prediction: Saints win by 10