Sure to make for a merrier Christmas, the NFL time table offers the present of a Friday showdown to kick off Week 16.
Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings (6-8) take on Drew Brees and the host New Orleans Saints (10-4) on Christmas Day at 4:30 p.m. ET from the Superdome in a recreation airing on NFL Network, FOX and streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
In a combination of the Miracle on thirty fourth Street and the Minneapolis Miracle, in case you will, the Saints are aiming to stitch up any other NFC South title, even as the Vikings are clinging to the slimmest of playoff hopes.
This will mark the twenty second Christmas recreation in NFL records and the primary considering 2009, in line with NFL Research. But possibly maximum emblematic of 2020, kickoff on Friday will culminate a season wherein the NFL has had a recreation on every and each day of the week for the primary time in league records.
Will Brees be back to form?
Returning to action after suffering a painful array of busted ribs and a punctured lung, Drew Brees certainly didn’t look like his future Hall of Fame-self in Week 15 during a loss to the Chiefs, but it would’ve been folly to expect him to. Having shaken off some rust and going up against the Vikings’ 24th-ranked pass defense, Brees should have the opportunity to settle into form. With Michael Thomas on injured reserve, the Saints offense as a whole still isn’t full-strength, but Thomas has been out of the lineup more this season than he’s been in.