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Bring it New Orleans!!! Would love to get revenge on this team. Can’t stand them

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It's payback time. At THE BANK. :rock:

Time to destroy the Saints and their dirty tactics.

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It's going to be LOUD! Let's jump on their defense early and keep pressure on Brees. If we do that, I like our chances against the Aint's!


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In case anybody needs a reminder...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPZCVCZNc50

If you want to relive the whole game... ugh.
https://youtu.be/-rUp-t386sU

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It's going to be LOUD! Let's jump on their defense early and keep pressure on Brees. If we do that, I like our chances against the Aint's!


Agree with all that's been said.

This game has to be treated by those attending as important as the NFCCG because personally speaking - I think we beat the Saints and the road to Valhalla gets easier with the two remaining games (NFCCG & SB).

At the risk of appearing overconfident, we must show no fear as fans. They are going to look at our Forums as we do theirs and we cannot give the impression that we are cowering in the corner with our thumbs in our mouths. This is our opportunity to exact retribution for "Bountygate" and the dogpooh officiating in '09 and there should be plenty of signs hanging in the stands that remind the broadcast team and national audience of that.

I don't expect Keenum to light the field on fire, but if we can keep Brees contained and our offense and defense play mistake-free football then we should secure the win.

I am holding out to come to the NFCCG so for those attending Sunday - PLEASE PLEASE do what you can to make this the loudest, most inhospitable environment for a visiting team that you can. In the games I've attended at US Bank and the Metrodump, and from what I see every week on TV there are a fair number of fans that just sit on their hands and day dream. Please try to inspire them to get involved. We are on the cusp of making history - and that s... will last forever. Let's not screw this one up - either in the stands, or on the field.

SKOL and see you all in Minneapolis on the 21st :beerock: :smilevike: :govikes: :v):


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I can't stand this team or their arrogant coach. I have never recovered from the Bounty gate game and the way Pete Morreli and his crew did everything possible to send them to the SB that year. I can still cite the specific plays .. the P.I. call on Leber.. the awarding of the 1st down when Pierre Thomas fumbled the ball and it was recovered behind the 1st down line etc etc. I need to get that erased from my memory and replace it with Ziggy and Zim standing on the podium accepting the trophy. That would heal alot of wounds. And I just pray that neither Morreli or Tony Corrente aren't involved !!

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We'll bookend this season of theirs with losses. Screw you Sean Payton.

The stars are aligned, just need to execute the game plan now.


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I have to admit I am still mad about the 2009
game and them rolling Farves legs ...

It’s time for them to suffer humiliation

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I'll never forget the 2009 NFC championship game ,I hope this week that the fans in attendance won't either.


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Has Keenum faced any defenses this year that resemble the Saints' D? Seems like they rely on bringing pressure no matter the situation and have some weaknesses at LB. If I remember correctly, Keenum was one of the top QBs against the blitz this year so hopefully he can continue that success.


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I am holding out to come to the NFCCG so for those attending Sunday - PLEASE PLEASE do what you can to make this the loudest, most inhospitable environment for a visiting team that you can. In the games I've attended at US Bank and the Metrodump, and from what I see every week on TV there are a fair number of fans that just sit on their hands and day dream. Please try to inspire them to get involved. We are on the cusp of making history - and that s... will last forever. Let's not screw this one up - either in the stands, or on the field.


I'm flying up from Texas to attend the game and will do everything I can to keep the House of Pain LOUD! I do agree that an occasional fan sits on their hands, but I think we do better than most and have one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL. This will be a big advantage come Sunday. Especially since it will be a reversal from what the Aint's experienced today. :rock:


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Oh my God have I been waiting for this Revenge game! If we avenge 2009 against the Saint, 1998 against the Falcons, and 1974 Steelers. My life will be set!


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Trkn10 wrote:
I am holding out to come to the NFCCG so for those attending Sunday - PLEASE PLEASE do what you can to make this the loudest, most inhospitable environment for a visiting team that you can. In the games I've attended at US Bank and the Metrodump, and from what I see every week on TV there are a fair number of fans that just sit on their hands and day dream. Please try to inspire them to get involved. We are on the cusp of making history - and that s... will last forever. Let's not screw this one up - either in the stands, or on the field.


I'm flying up from Texas to attend the game and will do everything I can to keep the House of Pain LOUD! I do agree that an occasional fan sits on their hands, but I think we do better than most and have one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL. This will be a big advantage come Sunday. Especially since it will be a reversal from what the Aint's experienced today. :rock:


Awesome - thanks Purple D! :beerock:

It took me almost 4 days to get my voice back after the home opener in 2016 against the Packers. I'm afraid if I go to the NFCCG that I will do irreparable damage to not only myself, but the ears of those around me. :govikes:


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Keys to beating the Saints:

- Get to Brees. He is not mobile. Like, not mobile at all. But if he can drop back and gets a clean pocket, he can kill. While most people talk about how the Saints are running the ball this year, the key to knocking the Saints off their stride will be pressure on Brees.
- Execute defensively. The Saints love their misdirection plays and those plays can really hurt defenses that don't stay disciplined and don't see those plays developing. The Vikings are normally not a defense that falls victim to misdirection, but if they don't stay home or are sloppy in tackling, the Saints will hurt them.
- I'm not as worried about the Saint running game. While those guys could certainly go off, I just don't see them having the luxury of focusing on running, nor much success doing it given the hostile and loud crowd and the success the Vikings have had stopping the run. Once again, the key will be staying at home and sure tackling, plus avoiding stupid penalties that keep drives alive.
- Offensively, this is a game where the Vikings should find a balanced and efficient attack to be effective. I think the Vikings can hurt the Saints both passing and running, and even moreso given the home crowd.
- Keenum will likely find himself under heavy pressure, at least initially. He has consistently beaten the blitz throughout the year, but my guess is Peyton will want to test him under playoff conditions and try to rattle him. If Keenum and the Vikings can deal with that pressure, the Saints will back off and try to slow them down. If they can't, they'll have to use the run to counter the pressure. Luckily, the Vikings have a credible running game, so I think they'll be able to counter what the Saints try to do.

I won't give a final score, but I think the Vikes will win, and my gut is telling me it will be a fairly comfortable margin in the end.

Whether that makes up for what happened in 2009, I don't know. Nothing can probably make up for that, but this is the team the Vikings have to beat to move on, so they have to beat them. Saints fans will ultimately be the ones to decide how painful that loss is to them. To me, it can't possibly be as bad as what the Saints did to the Vikings in 2009.


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If our Defense stays strong and keeps pressure on Brees we should be good. Offense just has to take care of the ball.

We need to watch out for their rb too


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I'd play them with a single high safety over Ted Ginn and play man cutting off short passes and smothering the run game. On offense they need to make sure not to give them a short field.

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They will murder us it won't even be close.


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I watched the game today with a small preference for New Orleans. Cam Newton is horribly inconsistent, but if he decides to have one of his good games, we could have been in trouble - and that's really the only reason. So I'm pleased that way.

I'm also pleased that the New Orleans running attack was so ineffective against a good Panthers defense. It bodes well for our GREAT run defense.

Lastly, again regardless of who won, I saw guys running free in the secondary for each team. Lots of guys open, lots of missed tackles, lots of blown assignments. If they Saints do that next week, it will be a blowout. I'm not saying it will be, but I see many scenarios for a big Vikes win.

McKinnon can make the same play McCaffrey did, and even easier because he's not the great superstar Christian McCaffrey is, who the Saints would of course be keying on, right? The only way the Saints will get a lot of pressure is by bringing extra guys, so we need to spend the week working on blitz pickup and finding Thielen for that 5 yard pass, 70 yard run-after-catch thing. And we need to have some good red zone plays - that KILLED the Panthers today, who would have won by two scores if they had converted their opportunities.


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people on facebook are calling it the redemption tour to the chip. saints, falcons and steelers lol


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Purple Domination wrote:
It's going to be LOUD! Let's jump on their defense early and keep pressure on Brees. If we do that, I like our chances against the Aint's!


Agree with all that's been said.

This game has to be treated by those attending as important as the NFCCG because personally speaking - I think we beat the Saints and the road to Valhalla gets easier with the two remaining games (NFCCG & SB).

At the risk of appearing overconfident, we must show no fear as fans. They are going to look at our Forums as we do theirs and we cannot give the impression that we are cowering in the corner with our thumbs in our mouths. This is our opportunity to exact retribution for "Bountygate" and the dogpooh officiating in '09 and there should be plenty of signs hanging in the stands that remind the broadcast team and national audience of that.

I don't expect Keenum to light the field on fire, but if we can keep Brees contained and our offense and defense play mistake-free football then we should secure the win.

I am holding out to come to the NFCCG so for those attending Sunday - PLEASE PLEASE do what you can to make this the loudest, most inhospitable environment for a visiting team that you can. In the games I've attended at US Bank and the Metrodump, and from what I see every week on TV there are a fair number of fans that just sit on their hands and day dream. Please try to inspire them to get involved. We are on the cusp of making history - and that s... will last forever. Let's not screw this one up - either in the stands, or on the field.

SKOL and see you all in Minneapolis on the 21st :beerock: :smilevike: :govikes: :v):

You do know to get to Valhalla one has to die? Not exactly what I'm looking for in my Vikings team. :D

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FWIW, Vikings open as 3 point favorites in Las Vegas.

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They will murder us it won't even be close.



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My biggest fear for this game is that we don’t get aggressive enough in manhandling their offense. No one on our roster was with us for the 2009 season.... except Thielen. I sure hope he lets all of the newcomers to this organization know what the saints deserve. Reading the saints forums shows their fans have less than no remorse as well. I’m fine with all that as simply a fan of the sport cus it raises the stakes. Although I can feel for Aaron Rodgers and Packer fans on a human level, I would have zero qualms with Barr ending Brees’ career.


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My biggest fear for this game is that we don’t get aggressive enough in manhandling their offense. No one on our roster was with us for the 2009 season.... except Thielen. I sure hope he lets all of the newcomers to this organization know what the saints deserve. Reading the saints forums shows their fans have less than no remorse as well. I’m fine with all that as simply a fan of the sport cus it raises the stakes. Although I can feel for Aaron Rodgers and Packer fans on a human level, I would have zero qualms with Barr ending Brees’ career.


Thielen was a rookie in 2013.

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My biggest fear for this game is that we don’t get aggressive enough in manhandling their offense. No one on our roster was with us for the 2009 season.... except Thielen. I sure hope he lets all of the newcomers to this organization know what the saints deserve. Reading the saints forums shows their fans have less than no remorse as well. I’m fine with all that as simply a fan of the sport cus it raises the stakes. Although I can feel for Aaron Rodgers and Packer fans on a human level, I would have zero qualms with Barr ending Brees’ career.
I think you meant Robison but you are right. We need to be aggressive on all front. Not too aggressive of course, but Shurmur and Zimmer only needs to look at KC and see that going conservative in the playoffs is not always smart.

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Has Keenum faced any defenses this year that resemble the Saints' D? Seems like they rely on bringing pressure no matter the situation and have some weaknesses at LB. If I remember correctly, Keenum was one of the top QBs against the blitz this year so hopefully he can continue that success.



Yes they played the Rams, Ravens, Falcons, Bears who all have statistically better defenses than the Saints.

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TSonn wrote:
Has Keenum faced any defenses this year that resemble the Saints' D? Seems like they rely on bringing pressure no matter the situation and have some weaknesses at LB. If I remember correctly, Keenum was one of the top QBs against the blitz this year so hopefully he can continue that success.



Yes they played the Rams, Ravens, Falcons, Bears who all have statistically better defenses than the Saints.
Not to mention the Panthers and Browns.

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I think the weeks bye will really help us with getting some people rested and healed.
Also the Saints lost their guard during the game, they carted him off the field on the cart with air split on his leg.

We just have to be hungry this game.


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Did anyone else notice the last sack on Cam was given up by Matt Kalil? Apparently the Saints were calling him “speed bump McGee”.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300000 ... matt-kalil


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my biggest concern is still Forbath funnily enough. Kickers are key this late in the season and I think there's still a big question mark over him. Gano missed that 25 yarder early on yesterday, if he made that Panthers are only 2 behind on that last drive with less pressure and a relatively short 3 pointer to lead. (I know football isn't that easy and the game shakes out differently if he makes the 3 early, but the point still stands)

Titans beat the Chiefs by 1 point...Chiefs missed their only field goal attempt from 48 yards.

That's two games that could have swung the other way with better kicking. I really hope kicking doesn't cost us again


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