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2018 Opponent Profile: Minnesota Vikings 

Saints will play at the Vikings on Oct. 28

Opponent – Minnesota Vikings

Coach – Mike Zimmer

Quarterback – Kirk Cousins

2017 record – 13-3, first in NFC North

Most recent matchup: Sunday, Jan.14, 2018 – Divisional Playoffs – Vikings won 29-24

2018 game: Sunday, Oct. 28 @ U.S. Bank Stadium, 7:20 p.m.

Vikings-Saints series record: Vikings lead 22-11

Stadium – U.S. Bank Stadium

2017 season recap:

The Minnesota Vikings started the season 2-2 (including a season-opening win over the Saints) before losing their starting quarterback, Sam Bradford, to a knee injury during Week 5. Backup quarterback Case Keenum took over and led the Vikings to a 13-3 record, their best regular season since 1998. It appeared that Minnesota's season was going to end against the New Orleans Saints in the divisional playoff round. However, receiver Stefon Diggs caught a miraculous touchdown pass from Keenum in the final seconds to send the Vikings to the NFC championship game. The Vikings lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in that game 38-7.

Notable additions:

  • Offensive tackle – Brian O'Neill – selected with the 62nd pick in the 2018 NFL Draft
  • Defensive tackle – Sheldon Richardson
  • Quarterback – Kirk Cousins

Notable Losses:

  • Right guard - Joe Berger
  • Defensive tackle – Tom Johnson