Zimmer told reporters that Bradford is working his way with the other quarterbacks but "has a ways to go" after completing his fifth practice since returning last week while competing for practice time with Teddy Bridgewater.
Keenum will call on tight end Kyle Rudolph to produce his first 100-yard receiving game of the season as the quarterback looks to play it safe and avoid Saints defensive backs Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley.
Prediction: The Vikings are the slightly better all-around team, but I don't trust Keenum against an opportunistic defense. I have a great squad, a great offensive line, great receivers, and great running backs who can make some plays and a great defense.
The other team they're facing, however, is favored to win.
Shurmur, 52, is one of the most-sought-after coaches by the four remaining teams with head coach vacancies.
While pretty much all Vikings fans can agree they are a tortured population (a few too many even take pride in this suffering, if you ask me), you'll get some disagreement in which is worse. Don't be surprised if he makes a big play against an inexperienced Vikings passing game. Let's not forget the Saints played in the most hard division in football and they still were first in yards-per-play differential. "To be a part of a playoff run like that and to see the preparation that goes into it and to see just how quickly the game goes - I mean it goes so fast and everything's so amplified - I think it was good experience for me".
"If it's minus-2 we're going to have the doors open so they have to wear their longjohns", he said of the Saints.
They will have an advantage against the Saints on third-and-short as New Orleans' defense ranks 22nd in first downs allowed in those situations. New Orleans had just eight possessions in the first meeting and that didn't work out well. Bradford had just produced an injury-free career-best performance in 2016, so the Vikings were banking on him. Plucked off the Jaguars' practice squad late last season, he's been one of the bigger surprises on the team this year. Led by quarterback Drew Brees, the New Orleans Saints are the best underdogs playing this weekend. Jordan, a first-team All-Pro pick this year, rushes from both sides. In fact, Tom Brady has more Super Bowl rings (five) than Keenum, Blake Bortles, Nick Foles and Marcus Mariota have playoff starts between them, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
With the powerful Ingram bringing the thunder, and shifty Kamara serving as the lightning, they have combined for 1,552 yards and an astounding 20 touchdowns rushing, plus 1,242 yards and five touchdowns receiving.