Vikings (1-1) at Saints (0-2)

Noon, Sunday, Mercedes-Benz Superdome (Fox)

SCOUTING REPORT

After blowing out St. Louis 34-6 on the road in Week 1, the Vikings took a staggering step backward on Sunday, losing 30-7 at home to New England. They could hardly have been dealt a bigger distraction heading into the game as they deactivated franchise running back and league star Adrian Peterson after he was indicted Thursday on a charge of reckless or negligent injury to a child. Peterson is accused of hitting his 4-year-old son with a small tree branch as a form of discipline, causing cuts and bruises.

HOW TO KEEP UP WITH THE VIKINGS

The St. Paul, Minnesota, Pioneer Press at twincities.com/vikings

The Minneapolis Star Tribune at startribune.com/sports/vikings

The Official Website of the Minnesota Vikings at www.vikings.com