ESPN Predicts Winner Of Saints-Vikings
ESPN predicted the winner of Saints-Vikings before Sunday’s big showdown.
According to the worldwide leader in sports, its computer model ran the numbers and sees the winner of the NFC Wild Card match-up as being fairly clear.
The model indicates that the Saints have a 63 percent chance of coming out of the game with a win.
While the algorithm probably takes a lot of different factors into account, it is not particularly difficult to see why New Orleans would be the overwhelming favorite.
The Saints finished the year 13-3 and are coming off a year where quarterback Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time passing leader and wide receiver Michael Thomas broke Marvin Harrison’s receptions record.
Last season, New Orleans very clearly got robbed by officials of a Super Bowl berth in a game against the Los Angeles Rams. This year, they seem to have made it a personal mission to make up for that.
The Vikings are no slouch, though. The 407 points that the team scored throughout 2019 was the fifth most in franchise history.
Will Minnesota’s offense be potent enough to keep up with the Saints?
It will likely all depend on which Kirk Cousins shows up.