Saints vs Vikings big-play blog: Follow the Week 4 action from London


Andy Dalton was brought in by the Saints for a reason. The reason has arrived out in London.

With Jameis Winston finally getting a week off to get healthy, it'll be the Red Rifle stepping in to try to end the Saints' two-game losing streak. New Orleans faces off against the Minnesota Vikings -- technically as the home team -- at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Scroll below for key info, how to follow the game, a live score graphic and big-play updates.

VIKINGS PLAYER TO WATCH: WR Justin Jefferson, who grew up just outside New Orleans, leads Minnesota in receiving with 18 catches for 246 yards and two TDs.

SAINTS PLAYER TO WATCH: Rookie WR Chris Olave, selected 11th overall out of Ohio State in last spring’s draft, leads the Saints with 17 catches for 268 yards after catching nine passes for 147 yards last week.

KEY MATCHUP: Dynamic Vikings running back Dalvin Cook against the Saints’ defensive front. Cook leads the Vikings with 203 yards rushing and possesses the versatility to be an effective receiver out of the backfield. The Saints are trying to shore up their run defense after giving up 145 yards or more on the ground in two of their first three games.

KEY INJURIES: Cook (shoulder) fully participated Thursday and Friday and should play. ... OLB Za’Darius Smith was listed as questionable because of a knee injury. ... CB Andrew Booth Jr. (quadriceps) was listed as doubtful. ... Saints QB Jameis Winston, WR Michael Thomas (foot), G Andrus Peat (concussion) and S Marcus Maye (rib) were all ruled out.

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THE GAME | Vikings (1-2) vs Saints (1-2)
- When: 8:30 a.m. (central), Sunday, Oct. 2
- Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
- Betting: Saints +3.5
- Series: Vikings lead 23-13
- TV: CBS-WWL locally; NFL Network
- Listen: WWL AM870; FM-105.3 & the Audacy app
- Pregame: First Take with Jeff Nowak & Steve Geller, 4-6 a.m.; Countdown to Kickoff with Bobby Hebert & Kristian Garic, 6-8:30 a.m.

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