Despite deep ties to Vikings, Cameron Jordan a Saint first and foremost

Keith Allison via Flickr

Keith Allison via Flickr

A "take a knee" rally protesting police violence is planned for Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium ahead of the Vikings playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. And this time it's a good one. The New Orleans Saints are coming off their wildcard win over the Carolina Panthers last weekend. The latest the doors have been open for a Vikings game at U.S. Bank Stadium was November 6, 2016, an overtime loss to Detroit - the Vikings' only loss in seven games with the doors open.

"I got a good chuckle out of it", Jordan said of sending the wine to Newton.

Line scored his first Saints touchdown in the regular-season finale at Tampa Bay, catching a 3-yard pass from Brees. Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes and safety Harrison Smith are both first-team All-Pros, while edge rusher Everson Griffen is a second-teamer.

"I think he's humorous and I think he genuinely enjoys what he does, and that's just how it's expressed", coach Sean Payton said.

"You know that seems like ages ago. So, we've learned a lot about ourselves as we've gone along here from Week 1".

Brees insists he prepares the same for regular season games and postseason games. He also caught 81 passes for 826 yards for a combined total of 1,554. Kamara was the pass catching back, so he finished with more total yards, but Ingram led with almost 1,150 rushing yards. He had two TDs and 93 yards in opener against Saints. The Saints and Vikings would go on the road to Philadelphia or host if it was Atlanta.

Shurmur's name started popping up in head coaching candidate conversations around midseason when his offense continued to roll in the wake of injuries to quarterback Sam Bradford and running back Dalvin Cook.

In reality, the Vikings' decision on whether to open the doors on game day is based in large part on fan comfort.

"Drew Brees and Payton are going to bring in that game for us, and then we go to the NFC championship and then we go to the Super Bowl", said Landrieu. I've been really happy for him, just knowing him a little bit and knowing the road he's traveled to get where he is. "Every yard counts, every inch counts against a team like this", Brees added. This time, he appears to have a running game. "I don't think you could say anyone is 100 percent in the middle of January, but I definitely feel a lot better with that time off". "The complement between the two of them, both of them can do everything in this offense".

Kelemete steps in for Andrus Peat (broken fibula), who became the 20th player on injured reserve this season for the Saints when he was moved from the active roster Tuesday.

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