Vikings' winners and losers from 29-19 win against Saints

Stefon Diggs turned his game into a giant tribute to Randy Moss

After all, Peterson boasted just four carries for 16 yards by this point in the game, which the Saints were trailing 16-6.

The knock on Cook heading into the season was his inexperience as a pass protector and a tendency to fumble. Peterson said this offseason that he plans to play "five or six more years", but he missed 13 games last season to a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee, the second major knee injury of his career.

He later added that he wanted to be in the game for every snap, due to his competitive nature.

"Like I said, all off season in the building we feel great about those guys up front", Bradford said of his blocking.

"They gave me plenty of time to really sit back there and evaluate things and find the open receiver", he said of his offensive line. "So at the end of the day, we just gotta figure out how we can just do better", Peterson said of his timeshare with Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara in New Orleans' pass-heavy offense.

After being constantly hit and sacked 37 times previous year (tied for fourth-most in the league), Bradford's offensive line kept him relatively clean against the Saints and he leveraged the time to complete 9-of-10 intermediate and downfield passes for 234 yards and two scores, according to Pro Football Focus.

Stefon Diggs turned his game into a giant tribute to Randy Moss
If Vikings win big in 2017, remember the spark Stefon Diggs provided

A year ago, Bradford ranked 25th in the league in passes of at least 25 yards downfield. Bradford finished 27 of 32 passing for 346 yards and three touchdowns. Diggs did the same to the Saints on his 18-yard touchdown, and he celebrated accordingly.

Update (8:39 p.m. CT): New Orleans did insert Peterson into the game on the goalline. "I thought, a lot of the things that we did it was easy for them to communicate those things". New Orleans is notorious for their revolving door system in the backfield, so Peterson only received six carries for a paltry 18 yards. However, he broke loose with more than 100 yards in the second half alone.

The Broncos are obvious favorites going into their opener but do not count out the Chargers just yet. bet365 Sports has posted in favor of Denver at 1.64, whilst the Chargers are at 2.35 respectively. With a trip to New Orleans up next for the 0-1 Patriots, should we have expected anything different from Bill?

That was something that the Saints were never able to do last night.

"It actually kind of (stunk) having three extra days to think about it and rewatch the game". But when they do, they are critical plays.

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