Friday, January 22, 2010
The breakdowns are done. Now time to look at the turnover battle.
The Saints Vikings game is much more skewed than the Colts Jets game. The Saints forced 39 turnovers this season but they also gave it up a ton. The Vikings on the other hand were shockingly more conservative with the ball (Where art thou Arm Punts?) and weren't quite the thieves the Saints were. If the Saints can't force turnovers I wonder if they will stop the Vikings at all. To me this is the key to the game. I think the Saints will score points. They always score points. But can their defense get them a few more possessions? If not will they be able to stop the Gunslinger at all? Probably not, and then you have to start leaning Vikings a bit.