Diggs, a third-year wide receiver out of Maryland, wore special cleats to honor Moss, and was electric in the first half, scoring two touchdowns, the first of which he celebrated with a homage to Moss's signature moves. This from a player whose 2016 season was cut short by injury but who, in 2015, rushed for an NFL-leading 1,485 yards and 11 touchdowns.
We've entered the fourth season of the annual South Point-lined Play of the Day competition, effective July 1. "... I think that just gives the offense in general a life".
Zimmer's defenses in six games against Brees, counting Cincinnati, Dallas and Minnesota, had allowed Brees to compile these numbers: 1,746 yards, a 68.3 completion percentage, 16 touchdowns and two interceptions. They finally got their chance on the first play of the game but the 2012 MVP dragged multiple defenders to a nine-yard gain.
"Oh, yeah, I've seen the purple and white out there with the fans", Peterson said. Rookie Dalvin Cook rushed for 127 yards in the formal takeover from Peterson. IF Bradford has time to work and a clean pocket, he could decimate a Saints secondary that needs to be adequate if New Orleans wants to compete this year.
"He's a great mind", Peterson said. It was tough. But I knew the type of situation I was coming into.
All three of the Saints' running backs got shut down at least once inside the red zone. That's how the game played out. "It is what it is".
The Vikings had a three-play, 74-yard drive for the first touchdown.
It's another season for Drew Brees and head coach Sean Payton, who are in the 12th year of their partnership. It is an interesting game for Peterson, in particular, as he makes his Saints debut against his former team.
Minnesota started four new players along the line.
"Those guys up front, they did a great job all week just making sure that they were prepared", Bradford said. In the overall series between the two teams, the Vikings lead 18-10, and they will be hoping to improve that further still with another win tonight. However, playing in a division with the Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Carolina Panthers, wins are going to come at a premium in the always competitive NFC South.
Conflict or not, Peterson is likely in for big adjustment with New Orleans.
The Vikings have had a good defense for a few years.