THREE THINGS TO KNOW
1. ROAD WARRIORS: Sean Payton’s team completes its road schedule Sunday and goes into the game at Minnesota with a 29-18 mark since he took over in 2006 — third-best in the NFL in that span.
2. TOUGH TIMES: The Saints historically have had trouble in the Vikings’ home, falling in their past five visits dating to the 1994 season — including a 34-16 setback in the 2000 NFC Divisional Playoff.
3. NOT PICKY: The Vikings and Saints are near the bottom of the league in interceptions, with the Vikings having six and the Saints seven in 13 games. Between the two, that’s one every two games.
WHO HAS THE EDGE
Offense -- Saints
Defense -- Vikings
Special teams -- Saints
Intangibles -- Saints
The Vikings may not be as bad as their 2-11 record indicates, and they’re getting Adrian Peterson back Sunday. With that in mind, the Saints will have to be at their best -- especially on defense.
SAINTS 30, VIKINGS 21