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Carolina Panthers reportedly making claim about Cam Newton’s injury to avoid concussion protocol punishment

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Case Keenum took over for Bradford and has been remarkable in leading the Vikings (13-3) to an NFC North title. Why they didn't throw the other, I have no idea.

The Vikings are a much more complete defense than the Panthers were during the wild card round.

But that development might not keep Minnesota from trying more of the same in the divisional round Sunday. Minnesota is just too good there (ranked first) and the Saints have had trouble all season converting, ranked 20th in the league.

"We're having a little Twitter fight right now", said Landrieu. "We're going to prepare and try to run the ball still".

Under-the-radar potential X factor: Defensive rookie of the year candidate Marshon Lattimore gets most of the attention in a stellar young Saints secondary, but second-round rookie safety Marcus Williams has really been coming on. New Orleans ran it 31 times against Atlanta on Christmas Eve despite averaging just 2.8 yards per carry, 26 times against the Buccaneers while averaging 3.1 and 22 times against Carolina.

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"A concussion doesn't necessarily have to be knocked out cold and removed from a game, although the new protocol is in place to remove you from a game even if you're not walking sideways or your arm goes stiff or whatever", Favre said. Can't get away with that on the road against the Vikings, who have won five straight home games by eight-plus points. The Saints defense came at him with everything they had that day.

"I look forward to welcoming the Saints to Minnesota this Sunday". He followed that up with the best game of his career Week 1 against the Saints, as he went 27-for-32 for 346 yards and three touchdowns.

A Super Bowl which returns to Minneapolis after that city beat out New Orleans in the bidding for a big game, which the mayor wanted to be played here for the city's tricentennial.

"When you stack the box, it's hard to pick up yards, but I don't think the task is any harder", Kamara said.

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