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Chris Hawkey "This is How We Skol": The Minnesota Vikings theme song

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He returned for the Week 5 game against the Bears but didn't even make it through the first half.

Peterson is the Vikings' all-time leading rusher with 11,747 yards; he set the single-game record for rushing yards (296) against San Diego in 2007; and became one of only seven running backs in National Football League history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season when he did it in 2012.

Vikings fans who wanted to attend the game, though, wouldn't be dissuaded by the often-prohibitive travel and hotel costs associated with the Super Bowl, and might have more money to snap up tickets on secondary markets.

In Week 1 of the 2017 season, Bradford played perhaps the best game of his career as the Vikings beat the visiting Saints 29-19.

Perhaps that seems like a minor transaction, but it might matter because Case Keenum, Bridgewater and Bradford can all become free agents after the season.

News of Bridgewater's scratch is not a surprise - Vikings coach Mike Zimmer rarely activates more than two quarterbacks for a game.

The Vikings activated Bradford from injured reserve on Saturday, adding him to their 53-man roster a day before their NFC divisional playoff game with the Saints.

Ingram finished the regular season with 1,124 rushing yards on 230 carries and 12 touchdowns and also caught 58 passes for 416 yards and was the target of 71 Drew Brees passes. The Patriots and the Steelers in the AFC both look very formidable, but if Minnesota wins Sunday, we should expect to have to watch them on Super Bowl Sunday.

- Running back Jay Ajayi was traded by the Miami Dolphins to the Eagles on October 31 and has tag-teamed with LeGarrette Blount to make the Eagles' backfield more explosive and diverse.

The other thing New Orleans has going for it, is the running game.

The Vikings, led by the speed of linebackers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks, have held several pass-catching running backs to minimal production this season.

Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings on January 14, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We had read - or in some cases, written - that story countless times before.

Bradford was stellar in the opening win against the Saints, but unable to play the following week. Only once in Saints franchise history has the team won a playoff game on the road - they're 1-6 all-time in playoff road games. This is a much better Vikings defense than the Panthers, one that constantly wins on third downs and isn't overly reliant on turnovers.



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