On Sunday, the protagonist in the NFC Championship as perceived by many fans and experts since Week 13 of the regular season will finally happen. The top two NFC teams, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints, will duke it out for the right to represent the NFC at the SuperBowl XLIV.
The New Orleans Saints have a very potent offensive team. It is anchored toward QB Drew Brees for their aerial attacks. While their ground game are manned by a slew of RBs led by Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas. The Saints are a highly rated offensive team, but they have a suspect defense especially on the opponent's running game and somewhat average on the passing plays. These are the two main things that the Saints must address if they want to win against the Vikings.
RB Adrian Peterson is the heart and soul of the Vikings during his early years of playing. Every game the opponent's main task is to stop him at all cost, since he could wreak havoc and he alone could help the Viking win a game. This season, he's body is much fresher, more relax and has a lesser load of pressure in the game. With QB Brett Favre manning the offensive set and the emergence of WR Sidney Rice, the Vikings now have a three-headed monster in their offensive plays. These three players could take advantage of the Saints' porous defense on Sunday.
Many have perceived that the Vikings are heavily favored to win against the Saints. In the betting world, it's the other way around. The Saints were installed as a 3.5-point favorite to beat the Vikings. Yet, its to close to call who is the clear winner on this match.