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Saints-Vikes in rematch of '09 NFC title game (kinda)

Why to watch
It wasn't that long ago that these teams met in an epic NFC Championship game, and then the Thursday kickoff game to open 2010. But times have changed. The Saints are trying to secure the second seed in the NFC; the Vikings are trying to secure just their third win.

Inside story
Adrian Peterson could be back, and both Toby Gerhart and Percy Harvin have shined in his absence. Going by committee -- coupled with Joe Webb's athleticism at QB -- might be the way to keep Drew Brees off the field. Webb showed enough in the second half last week, in a near-upset of Detroit, to warrant another look to me. Oh, and Brees is on pace to shatter Dan Marino's passing mark and faces one of worst secondaries in the NFL in the pristine conditions of a dome. Look out.

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