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I'm a real indecisive person, so when it comes to making decisions I tend to procrastinate. I know I’m not the only person who has that problem.

A couple people have reached out to me wondering what Vikings game they should go to in Minneapolis. Well, I have a couple in mind, one is a divisional game and the other is a playoff rematch. I’ll try and provide some points that may intrigue you to attend.

New Orleans Saints, October 28th, 7:20 p.m. CST

What better game to try and attend than a prime time Sunday night game against two teams that battled it out until the final second in last year’s NFC divisional game.

Drew Brees and company may not be looking for revenge, but the Saints will come out swinging. Don’t think they won’t have that game in the back of their minds.

The Vikes will be playing against a similar Saints team as it did in the playoffs. The only real key additions to the team is bringing back tight end Benjamin Watson, who is 37 years old. He played with the Saints from 2013-2015. His 2015 year was his best year of his career, he caught 74 passes for 825 yards and six touchdowns.

The other signing is veteran linebacker Demario Davis, who was previously with the New York Jets. He had a combined 135 tackles last season.

If this game is anywhere near how the last one was, then expect it to be another nail-bitter. Where else to be than right there at U.S. Bank with all the other hooting and hollering Vikings fans? This game is during the half-way point of the season too, so it will be a crucial game for both teams

Like usual, the Saints offense will be ready with its offensive line and Brees leading the charge. If you go, you will also see one the best running back duos in the league from last season in Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, who both rushed for over 1,500 yards from the line of scrimmage. You can watch them get ate up by Minnesota’s vicious defense.

You might even see Saints head coach Sean Payton throw a fit.

Green Bay Packers, November 25th, 7:20 p.m. CST

Another Sunday night prime time game. This time against a classic divisional foe. This will be the second time they meet after the two met in Green Bay in week 2.

Ten weeks later and I’m going to say that the Packers will be second in the division and the Vikings will probably be first, at that time. Let’s say the race will be tight, so it should be a fun one to watch and it usually always is. The Packers will want to give it to the Vikings at U.S. Bank.

I don’t think that the Packers are going to have all that great of a season, but you never know when you have Aaron Rodgers as your quarterback. However, he’ll be without one of his top-targets named Jordy Nelson, who is now in Oakland.

Rodgers will still have Devante Adams and Randall Cobb to target. Not to mention Ty Montgomery, who in my opinion can be a pretty solid gadget player.

The Packers also added veteran tight ends Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis, so that will be interesting to see how the coaching staff incorporates the two in the offense.

Green Bay lost a solid presence to its defense last week when linebacker Jake Ryan tore his ACL. That will take a hit to the Packers’ defense this season.

If you like hard-nosed football, then you’re sure to see it at this game. Not only will the game be great, but so will the atmosphere with Packer and Viking fans going at it.