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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Thielen has had some big games but also some real duds. A good CB on him and he shuts down. Going to be much more difficult this time for him with or starting CB's on the field. I could see ...

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Old 01-08-2018, 10:05 AM   #11
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Thielen has had some big games but also some real duds. A good CB on him and he shuts down. Going to be much more difficult this time for him with or starting CB's on the field. I could see him having a bad day.

They have a good D line though. I don't see them selling out like the Panthers either.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:09 AM   #12
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Absolutely, Ginn is a speedster just another one of Drew's weapons when the running game gets shut down.
Should be a big factor in the Vikes game.
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Vikes #1 defense in a division with the high flying Bears offense, a Rodgers-less Packers, and a Lions offense whose leading rusher had just over 500 yards this season.

They also had the Browns, Bucs, & Bengals. That's 9 games against below-average offenses. Steelers, Redskins, and Panties put up 26, 30, & 31 on these guys.

Vikes D is very good, but you can see the flaw in that #1 ranking. Not the 85 Bears here.
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Vikings are nothing but defense and field position. They remind me of Bama. Little to no offense. Rely on a stout defense and wear down the opposing teams defensive front 7. They look to the 2nd half to attempt to pull away. I could see the saints blowing this game wide open with the right play calling.
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:15 PM   #15
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I think the Saints will go there and pull away big to.

I been wrong and may be wrong this time. But theirs alot about the #1 and #2 seeds in the NFC this year that scares me none when you start to really look at the resumes and situations.
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The mantra continues... Just win!
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Carolina beat them, and we beat Carolina 3 times.

I'm OK with our chances
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They also played a wussy schedule.

AFC North (3-1), Lost to Steelers
NFC South (3-1), Lost to Panthers
NFC North (5-1), Lost to Lions
NFC others (2-0), Rams and Redskins

They are 3-2 versus playoff teams, all 3 wins at home.
We are 5-4 versus playoff teams

Color me unimpressed. Good team, but not great.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:06 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by rezburna View Post
He definitely physically impresses me. Fast, great hands, good routes. They have similar measurables athletically, but Thielen has more size. I just think Diggs is slightly better and would have explosive numbers too if he was targets 8 to 10 times a game. I wouldn’t be upset about somebody thinking Thielen is better. He delivered all year in fantasy football for me.
I just think that if he's getting the most targets, it must mean he's seen as more reliable and gets open more. Not to say Diggs isn't good, but I think he'd be the featured receiver if he were a better receiver than Thielen.

When I saw Thielen against the Saints in the first game, I didn't see anything about him that stood out, but all I know is nobody could seem to cover him, and apparently he's been able to do that against most teams, much to my surprise.
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Originally Posted by Barry from MS View Post
Vikes #1 defense in a division with the high flying Bears offense, a Rodgers-less Packers, and a Lions offense whose leading rusher had just over 500 yards this season.

They also had the Browns, Bucs, & Bengals. That's 9 games against below-average offenses. Steelers, Redskins, and Panties put up 26, 30, & 31 on these guys.

Vikes D is very good, but you can see the flaw in that #1 ranking. Not the 85 Bears here.
Nobody has the '85 Bears defense, but they sure made the Saints look awful in week one.
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