Thursday Night Football: Saints Vs. Vikings

Published December 24, 2020 by Sol FH

Thursday Night Football: Saints Vs. Vikings

The Vikings face the Saints tonight at 21:30 GMT in the NFL Christmas Eve match, as the Vikings try to salvage their season.

The Vikings were looking good until a deflating home loss to the Bears last week - 33-27. It was their last home game of the season, and although they are not mathematically out of the playoffs, they certainly are on the outside looking in. With only two weeks remaining in the NFL regular season, Minnesota goes to battle against one of the top teams in the NFC, the New Orleans Saints. 

The Saints have lost two-in-a-row but still, lead the NFC South with their 10-4 record. Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are right on their heels, and a loss for the Saints tonight, and a win by the Bucs against the Lions will mean the Saints, who have clinched the Wild Card, will be pushed to second place in the division. 

Both teams will be trying to avoid a three-game losing streak. The Saints' defense will definitely be giving the Vikings some trouble. Kirk Cousins has been dropped in the backfield quite regularly this season and the Saints will definitely be looking to make things hard for him to do anything. 

On Cousins' side is his favorite weapons though in Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen, Kyle Rudolph, and Justin Jefferson. He will definitely see some good luck if he can get these guys the ball as they have been able to get big plays and put points on the board for Minnesota this year. 

If the Saints can stop Cooks' run game they will be in a better place to win tonight's game. 

NFL Christmas Day Odds

Tonight's game will be one of the biggest of the season for both teams and punters have the opportunity to get in on the action. bet365 Sports has posted its pre-game odds and has the Saints as outright favorites at 1.32. The Vikings are desperate to keep their playoffs hopes alive and are at 3.45. Live in-play markets will be offered throughout the game. 

The odds in this article at the bookmaker mentioned above were accurate at the time of writing on December 24 at 7:45 GMT.  

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