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Vikings and Saints in a battle to the NFC Championship

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Two teams looking to be a part of Superbowl LII, the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints, are facing off Sunday in a battle to the NFC Championship.

Both teams squared off in week 1 of the regular season. The Vikings controlled the Saints throughout that game, winning 29 -19.

However, both teams are extremely different now to what they were then.

The Saints started off the year with two losses, but then found their identity with two of the top running backs in the league: Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara.

As for the Vikings, Sam Bradford was leading the team in week 1, but after an early season injury, Case Keenum stepped in and is having a phenomenal season, passing for nearly 4,000 yards.

For pro-bowl wide receiver Adam Thielen, the team's confidence in Keenum is sky-high after overcoming early challenges.

"I think the thing that stands out most is the way that he's prepared and the way that he just takes it, literally one day at a time and prepares the most he possibly can for that day." Said Thielen.

"It really does take a lot of pressure off us because we know that he's prepared we know that he's going to get us to the right place and we know he's going to find the right guy."

The highly anticipated game is Sunday at 3:40 p.m. central time on Fox. 

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