The Vikings and Saints play in New Orleans in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs. Click below for pregame reading, in-game updates, a Live Blog and more.

Kickoff: 12:05 p.m.

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Andrew Krammer's Saints scouting report

Ben Goessling's game prediction

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Mark Craig's NFL All-Pro ballot

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 Vikings video library:


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VideoVideo (04:13): Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen admires what Saints quarterback Drew Brees still accomplishes at age 40.

VideoVideo (03:58): With the Saints heavily favored, coach Mike Zimmer knows the Vikings have an uphill battle to win in the first round of the playoffs.

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VideoVideo (03:19): Vikings running back Dalvin Cook says they'll need to keep their emotions in check for the playoffs, and the best approach is to not look too far ahead.