WEEK 16 // FRIDAY, DEC. 25, 2020 // 4:30 PM ET // MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME // REFEREE: ADRIAN HILL
HISTORY: LEADER: Vikings lead all-time series, 19-11
STREAKS: Saints have won 4 of past 5
LAST GAME: 10/28/18: Saints 30 at Vikings 20
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/21/14: Saints 20, Vikings 9
QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 271 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 98.6 rating last week. Is 1 of 3 QBs (PATRICK MAHOMES & AARON RODGERS) with 90+ rating in 13 games this season. Has 1,005 pass yards (335 per game) & 9 TDs vs. INT for 133.2 rating in 3 career reg. season games vs. NO. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NO in reg. season with 300+ pass yards, 2+ pass TDs & 105+ rating. • RB DALVIN COOK leads NFL with career-high 1,833 scrimmage yards & ranks 2nd with career-high 16 total TDs. Had 159 scrimmage yards (132 rush, 27 rec.) & rush TD last week. Has 6 games with 150+ scrimmage yards in 2020, most in NFL. Aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD & 4th in row with 110+ scrimmage yards. Had 130 scrimmage yards (94 rush, 36 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in only career game at NO (1/5/20 – NFC-WC). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NO, incl. postseason, with 130+ scrimmage yards. • WR ADAM THIELEN had rec. TD last week. Ranks 3rd in NFL with career-high 13 rec. TDs this season. Had 129 rec. yards in his last game at NO (1/5/20 – NFC-WC). Has 100+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. NO, incl. postseason. Rookie WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON had team-high 104 rec. yards & became 5th in NFL history with 6 100+ rec. yard games. Leads all rookies with 73 receptions & surpassed HOFer RANDY MOSS (69) for most by rookie in Min. franchise history. • LB ERIC KENDRICKS has 100+ tackles in each of past 5 seasons. LB ERIC WILSON led team with 11 tackles last week & has careerhigh 105 tackles this season. Is only player with 3+ sacks (3) & 3+ INTs (3) this season. Rookie CB CAMERON DANTZLER had 2nd-career INT last week. Aims for his 5th in row with PD.
QB DREW BREES passed for 3 TDs vs. INT last week. Has 2+ TD passes & 105+ rating in 5 of his past 6 starts on road. Has 21 TD passes this season & has 17 seasons with 20+ TD passes, 2ndmost in NFL history. Has 18 TDs vs. 6 INTs for 102.3 rating in 9 career games vs. Min., incl. postseason. Needs 154 pass yards to become 1st QB in NFL history with 80,000 pass yards. • RB ALVIN KAMARA ranks 3rd in NFL in scrimmage yards (1,516) & tied-3rd in total TDs (15). Leads all RBs with 80 receptions & joined HOFer MARSHALL FAULK (1998-2002) as only RBs with 4 consecutive seasons of 80+ receptions. Aims for his 4th in row with TD. Has 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in 4 career games vs. Min., incl. postseason. RB LATAVIUS MURRAY had rec. TD last week. Is 1 of 2 RBs (TODD GURLEY) with 5+ TDs in each of past 6 seasons. Had 1,664 scrimmage yards & 14 rush TDs in 2 seasons (2017-18) with Min. • WR EMMANUEL SANDERS led team with 76 rec. yards last week. Is 1 of 3 WRs (T.Y. HILTON & JULIO JONES) with 500+ rec. yards in each of past 9 seasons. TE JARED COOK has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3. Is only TE with 6+ rec. TDs in each of past 3 seasons. • DE CAMERON JORDAN has 6 TFL in his past 5 at home. Has 3 sacks & 5 TFL in 6 career games vs. Min., incl. postseason. DE TREY HENDRICKSON had 2 sacks & FF last week. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 2+ sacks. Ties for 2nd in NFL with 12.5 sacks. Had sack in 2019 NFC-WC vs. Min. LB DEMARIO DAVIS had career-high 15 tackles last week. Is 1 of 5 LBs with 100+ tackles (106) & 10+ TFL (10) this season. CB MARSHON LATTIMORE is only player with 50+ PD (52) & 5+ FFs (5) since 2017.