Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints – NFL Week 4 Game Preview

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The Minnesota Vikings are set to make the trip overseas to London to faceoff in a very intriguing week four matchup. Both teams came into the year as playoff hopefuls, however, the Saints have got off to a very slow 1-2 start while the Vikings are tied for first in their division with a record of 2-1. Many still have high hopes for the Saints this season despite them beginning the year with an awful start. They have a very high-powered offense when it is clicking and if they are able to limit the turnovers and play more efficient football, they still have plenty of time to turn the season around. Depending on if the Saints show up to play or not on Sunday, this could be a very competitive game.

Minnesota Vikings Look to Take First Place Outright In the NFC North

The Minnesota Vikings currently sit with a 2-1 record which is tied for first place in the NFC North with the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. They have been a streaky team at times. The Vikings are a very well-rounded team on offense, they have an elite running back duo of Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison along with one of the most dangerous passing attacks in the league. Despite Kirk Cousins not being the most talented passer in the league and more of a game manager, the Vikings still have a very electric offense.

They opened the season by putting the league on notice and defeating the Packers by a final score of 23-7. However, they were quickly humbled in the following week when the Philadelphia Eagles beat them 24-7. Last week, they were able to get back on track and take down the Detroit Lions in a very close 28-24 win.

Minnesota should be able to control this game and take home another win. New Orleans is a very unpredictable team and is very turnover prone. If the Vikings can play their style of football and force the Saints into mistakes, it should make life very easy on the offense. 

New Orleans Saints Look to Get Back on Track After Two Games Skid

The Jameis Winston experiment continues in New Orleans and it is not off to a good start this year. Through three games, he has had a negative touchdown to interception ratio. Turning the ball over has always been the biggest problem in Winston’s game and it has already cost the Saints games this season. With every Saints game so far this season being decided by ten points or fewer, it is clear that the turnovers are costing the Saints games.

Along with this, Alvin Kamara has also come out of the gates slow. With these key pieces of the Saints offense playing so far below expectations, the defense has had to step up to keep them in games. While the defense has risen to the occasion, only giving up roughly 23 points a game,