The Saints and Vikings have been the teams to beat in the NFC for virtually the entire season and now they face each other in the NFC Title Game in New Orleans this upcoming weekend.
The Vikings have a stout defense and great running game led by Adrian Peterson plus a solid passing attack led by the ageless wonder Brett Favre.
Meanwhile, the Saints made it to the NFC Title game on the back of Drew Brees, an opportunistic defense, and a fleet of talented wide receivers along with an underrated run game.
All of the elements are in place for one of the best NFC Title games of all-time and it’s tough to pick a winner for this game. But the Saints and Vikings should both give it their best efforts this time around with everything on the line in the NFC including a trip to the Super Bowl.
Saints vs. Vikings NFC Title Game Prediction
While the Saints looked almost unbeatable against the Cardinals this past wekeend, the NFC Title Game will be a different kind of game. That’s because the Vikings have the run game to shorten the clock and the pass rush to make Drew Brees think a little more in the pocket.
But the biggest thing the Vikings have going for them in the NFC Title Game is the ability to stop the run up the middle and make the Saints one-dimensional. That’s where Reggie Bush comes in for the betting favorite Saints.
Bush can get to the corners and if he plays focused like he did last week he can lead the Saints to a big NFC Title Game win and make some big plays on catches, tosses, and even in the return game.
The best chance the Vikings have in this one is to shorten the game and keep the Saints offense off the field, and the team with the best defense usually wins in the NFC Title Game. But the Saints have home field and an aged Brett Favre still should worry Vikings fans a bit going into this game.
The difference at QB for the Saints is what swings the prediction for the NFC Title Game in their favor along with home field advantage.
Saints vs. Vikings NFC Title Game Prediction: Saints win a tough one by a score of 24-20.