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Posted: Thursday January 4, 2001 7:06 PM
New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings
Playoff Preview - Daunte Peaks
January 06, 2001
Minnesota's big play offense ranked 6th in the league this season, and it's going up against the Saints defense that ranked 8th. The Vikings have to run the ball effectively to set up the big plays in the passing attack. What the Saints will do is try to force Minnesota into third and long situations. If they can do that, they'll be able to blitz Daunte Culpepper and maybe force him into poor decisions.
- If the Saints pressure Viking QB Daunte Culpepper (11), he has to make them pay by hitting Randy Moss (84) deep.
- The Saints bring LBs Darrin Smith (54) and Keith Mitchell (59), trying to pressure Culpepper into a poor decision.