VIKINGS BIG DAYS VS. THE SAINTS – Daunte Culpepper has earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors twice for his performances against New Orleans. He first earned honors at New Orleans (12/15/02) when he threw for 312 yards, 2 TDs, and ran for the game-winning 2-point conversion at New Orleans (12/15/02). Last year he earned POW honors when he threw for a career-high 425 yards and tied his career high with 5 TD passes at the Saints (10/17/04)…Nate Burleson posted the first 100-yard receiving day of his career when he caught 6 passes for 134 yards at New Orleans (10/17/04)…

Corey Chavous recorded the first sack of his career when he caught Saints’ QB Aaron Brooks at New Orleans (12/15/02)…

Lance Johnstone recorded 2 sacks, 5 tackles, 1 TFL, and 3 QB hurries at New Orleans (12/15/02)…

Keith Newman registered his first sack as a Viking at New Orleans (10/17/04) on Aaron Brooks…

Marcus Robinson had 2 TD catches at New Orleans (10/17/04)…

Darren Sharper picked off an Aaron Brooks pass at New Orleans (9/15/02) and returned it 44 yards to set up a Packers’ score…

Fred Smoot intercepted Aaron Brooks at New Orleans (12/30/01) when he was with Washington…

Kenechi Udeze recorded a sack on Saints’ QB Aaron Brooks at New Orleans (10/17/04)…

Jermaine Wiggins had a career-high 2 TD receptions at New Orleans
(10/17/04)…

Antoine Winfield picked off Aaron Brooks at New Orleans (10/17/04) and returned the interception 56 yards, his career long.