Kai Forbath’s 45-yard field goal with four minutes to play put the Vikings up by three scores and presumably sealed the game.

Minnesota was able to milk 3:49 off the clock during its eight-play, 48-yard drive. 29-12, Vikings.

Four field goals of 25 yards or less generally is a good sign of red-zone woes. That was the case for Saints on Monday, as they failed to score a touchdown deep in Minnesota territory yet again. But they at least were able to cut the Vikings’ lead to 14 at the five-minute mark with Wil Lutz’s 20-yarder. 26-12, Vikings.

The Vikings took a commanding lead early in the fourth quarter when Sam Bradford found Kyle Rudolph on a corner route at the goal line for a The score capped another long drive for Minnesota — nine plays, 89 yards, including a 32-yard run by rookie Dalvin Cook. 26-9, Vikings.

The Panthers are just one season removed from a 15-1 finish and a Super Bowl bid. And sure, they’ll have to go through last year’s NFC champions to do it, but the Panthers are poised to make it happen.

Carolina finished 6-10 last year, which was a pretty severe drop in wins from the previous season, even for a team with an obvious Super Bowl hangover. Cam Newton’s MVP stats of 2015 were just a memory as he had what was his worst season as a pro statistically. He completed just 52.9 percent of his Cheap Liverpool Soccer Jerseys passes and threw for 16 fewer touchdowns last year compared to 2015.

We’re entering a season in which, for the first time in a Cheap Kids NBA Jerseys very long time (ever?) it feels as if players have shaped the league in their image more than owners have shaped it in theirs, even if only slightly.

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