'Take a Knee' Protest Planned Ahead of Viking-Saints Playoff Game


Several Saints fans said either way the game goes, Landrieu should send the king cake.

Meantime, the Twitter fight continues, with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey telling Landrieu, "A Saints 'W" is less likely than Minneapolis breaking 50 degrees on Sunday.

Eight years ago, the last Minnesota team considered a strong Super Bowl contender was on the verge of victory in New Orleans in the NFC championship game despite four earlier turnovers inside the raucous Superdome. Furthermore, Minnesota has not won a playoff game since 2009 - when Brett Favre was quarterbacking them.

There's only one player, defensive end Brian Robison, who's still around from that season, however.

Head coach Mike Zimmer, a Lockport High School graduate, was actually sitting in the seats that evening, with his defensive coordinator duties for Cincinnati on break with the Bengals already eliminated from the playoffs. "It's going to be close", said Don Landry of New Orleans.

"[He's] just a guy I admire in how he moves the ball down the field, how he operates, what kind of leader he is", Keenum said Thursday.

The New Orleans Saints are 0-3 straight up and against the spread over their last three road games.

A Super Bowl which returns to Minneapolis after that city beat out New Orleans in the bidding for a big game, which the mayor wanted to be played here for the city's tricentennial. I'd like to remind my friend Senator Kennedy that the Vikings kicked off this season with a win against New Orleans, and I know we can do it again! "We've continued to get better and better as the season has gone along".

"From the first time we played them to now, it's totally different", Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes said. "Thank you for the many years of supporting and cheering on our team, and making us part of your life".