The Case for Keenum: Vikings QB has revived career in Minnesota

  • The Case for Keenum: Vikings QB has revived career in Minnesota

The Case for Keenum: Vikings QB has revived career in Minnesota

The Vikings started 1-3, coach Brad Childress was sacked after a 31-3 loss to Green Bay at the Metrodome, the stadium roof collapsed under the weight of a December snowstorm and the Vikings finished 6-10. That's bad enough. But the Saints have one. At the start of practice Thursday, the Vikings had Riley Reiff at left tackle, Remmers at left guard, Elflein at center, Joe Berger at right guard and Rashod Hill at right tackle. I already addressed some of the substantial changes made by the Vikings over the course of the season.

The Minnesota Vikings host the New Orleans Saints for one of the more unpredictable matchups in this weekend's Divisional playoff series.

Minnesota stumbled out of the gate to a 2-2 SU and ATS record in 2017, but from that point forward emerged as one of the NFL's most dominant teams. The betting underdog is just 3-16 SU in the last 19 National Football League divisional games.

The New Orleans Saints had some good news on the injury front when defensive end Cameron Jordan practiced fully on Thursday.

"They had some speed, and the next thing you know, they were throwing the ball all over the field", said Steve, who attended all 57 of Case's games with the Cougars and has been to each game he's played for the Vikings. Bradford wrapped up his fifth practice on Friday after returning last week.

But with that said you're going on the road, you're going on the road in a very hard place to play in Superdome in terms of again the loudness of the stadium, the ferocity of the fans and oh by the way your stepping up in class in terms of a football team, the Minnesota Vikings are a very very good football team on both sides of the ball but exceptional on the defensive side of the ball. Regardless, he didn't miss this opportunity. No other team has more than five home wins in the postseason in that time.

The Case for Keenum: Vikings QB has revived career in Minnesota
The Case for Keenum: Vikings QB has revived career in Minnesota

"He's a good player", Shurmur said of Remmers.

"I've got a lot of love for a lot of people there", Line said.

"He just wanted a chance", his father, Steve Keenum, said this week in a phone interview. "I'm still familiar with a lot of the guys that are still there". I study him just about every offseason, just looking at things that he does well mechanically, decision-making. Minnesota's defense is elite in all three levels.

They will have an advantage against the Saints on third-and-short as New Orleans' defense ranks 22nd in first downs allowed in those situations.

Case Keenum admits he will have a few butterflies when he makes the first playoff start of his career Sunday afternoon.

Kamara may not go into triple digits in receiving yards since Brees is expected to pick out other targets like wide receiver Michael Thomas, and the rookie running back might not be able to hit the 100-yard mark on the ground, but his final numbers in both departments will combine for 150 yards or more.