This season, the Vikings offense scored more than any other team except the Saints. They demonstrated the ability to score easily from the air and on the ground.
Adrian Peterson led the NFL with 18 rushing touchdowns, and Brett Favre was second in the NFL with 33 passing touchdowns.
On the other side of the ball, the Saints defense ranked 25th in the NFL in yards allowed (26th against the pass and 21st against the run). Last week, the Vikings shut down the Cowboys defense which effectively silenced the Saints in week 14.
Where the Vikings have a strength on defense to force the Saints to become one dimensional, the Saints have no such luxury. Although he has been quiet as of late, expect Adrian Peterson to have a huge day if the Saints commit to stop Brett Favre, and vice versa.
Either way, they will have to over-commit to stop one or the other, and in doing so, they will expose themselves to a potentially devastating offensive weapon.
If the Vikings can score early and often, they will take the air out of the Superdome, and it should be smooth sailing. The Saints' only hope is that the Vikings play to their defense's strength and turn the ball over, however...