Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints: Live Stream, Preview, Updates


Saints 1The New Orleans Saints are in desperate need of a win after a 0-2 start to the 2014 season and the Minnesota Vikings may be the perfect opponent at home for the Saints this week.

The Vikings of course will be without star running back Adrian Peterson as he and the league sort through his legal issues. The Saints defense has given up an average of 446 yards in two games and surrendered late field goals in each to lose.

After giving up 568 yards in Week 1 at Atlanta, New Orleans (0-2) looked improved for parts of last Sunday’s 26-24 loss in Cleveland but folded when it mattered most The Browns marched 85 yards for a game-winning field goal in the closing seconds.

“Honestly, a loss is a loss. I don’t care what the points are,” safety Kenny Vaccaro said. “As a secondary I feel like we played terribly these last two weeks and it doesn’t feel like (the losses) have been by a combined five points, I’ll tell you that.”

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is starting to feel the pressure to start rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater over veteran Matt Cassel.

“I’m going to hold the quarterback position just like every position here to the same standard, and I also said I wasn’t going to have a quick hook,” Zimmer said. “Matt needs to play better. It’s pretty obvious he needs to play better.”

Running back Matt Asiata didn’t do much on the ground in his first start replacing Peterson, gaining 36 yards on 13 carries, though he caught five passes for 48 yards and a TD.

New Orleans has won the last three meetings between the two teams and Sunday should make it four in a row.

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