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Hello, and welcome to another edition of ‘Live-Blogging on Shish on Professional Football’. This Afternoon, it is 2019 NFC Wild Card Game, between Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints. The Vikings have dropped their last two games, while Saints have won three straight games.
These two franchises have played in the playoffs three times, where the Vikings have won 2 out of 3 games. The one game the Saints won was the year they won Super Bowl XLIV.
If Vikings win, they will play the 49ers in San Francisco on Saturday. But if the Saints win, they will head to Lambeau Field, to take on Green Bay Packers.
Vikings are led by quarterback Kirk Cousins in passing. While Dalvin Cook leads Minnesota in rushing. And Stefan Diggs leads the team in receiving.
Saints are led by quarterback Drew Brees in passing. Alvin Kamara leads New Orleans in rushing. While Michael Thomas leads the team in receiving.
It is Minnesota Vikings taking on New Orleans Saints, 2019 NFC Wild Card Game. Coming up shortly.
Hello and welcome to another edition of 'Live Blogging on Shish on Professional Football'. This Afternoon, it is the Miami Dolphins, taking on Minnesota Vikings. The Dolphins come in with a record of 7-6. While the Vikings come in with a record of 6-6-1. This is a must win for both teams, as they are fighting for playoff spots.
After the Dolphins miraculous victory over the Patriots, they are considered to be the first team, in the hunt for an AFC Wild Card, as they are on the short end of a couple of tiebreakers to Ravens. They also have tiebreaker edges to Colts and Titans. After today's game, they have the Jaguars at home, followed by the Bills in Buffalo, to close out the season.
As for the Vikings, they are holding on to the Final NFC Wild Card, thanks to the tie to the Green Bay Packers, in Week 2. They are hoping to win and get some help by the Packers and 49ers, to make their season finale with the Bears a game for the NFC North.
The Dolphins are led by quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Frank Gore and Kenyan Drake share carries in rushing. And their receiving stars are Danny Amendola and Kenny Stills.
Offensively the team averages 21.4 PPG, while moving the ball at 310.5 YPG (201.2 through the air and 109.3 on the ground). Defensively they allow 25.6 PPG, while yielding 401.1 YPG (261.6 through the air and 139.5 on the ground). Their turnover/takeaway is +8.
As for the Vikings they are led by quarterback Kirk Cousins. Latavius Murray leads the Vikings in rushing. While Adam Thielen leads Minnesota in receiving.
Offensively they average 21.7 PPG, while moving the ball at 354.4 YPG (269 through the air and 85.4). Defensively they allow 22.4 PPG, while yielding 323.6 YPG (215.6 through the air and 108 on the ground).
It is the Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings, coming up shortly.
Game Location: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
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