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Saints vs. Vikings: How the two teams match up in the NFC divisional round

Saints vs. Vikings: How the two teams match up in the NFC divisional round

The Minnesota Vikings are looking to paint the town purple.

The upstart Vikings are two wins away from becoming the first franchise to play in a Super Bowl in its own stadium.

Sunday’s game could be the toughest test. The New Orleans Saints don’t have quite the smothering defense of the Vikings, but they have a seasoned quarterback in Drew Brees and all sorts of offensive weapons.

This game pits head coaches Sean Payton of New Orleans and Mike Zimmer of the Vikings.

A dozen years ago, they were both assistant coaches for the Dallas Cowboys, with Payton overseeing the quarterbacks and Zimmer as defensive coordinator.

These franchises met in the 2009 NFC...

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