Saints played without Sharper so No Sharper and No Rice pretty much evens out...Stop being a b**ch and just admit the Vikings got beat i'm sick of fans that everytime their team loses they got a million excuses. Last year it was oh the vikings gave the game away because of turnovers. Now its brett farve was rusty without his number 1 weapon. I mean AP played right? What bout percy Harvin, Shancoe, Berrian? Saints won the gave even tho they missed 2 fgs and had a td dropped. The game shouldn't haven't even been close.
No Sharper does NOT even out. The Saints defense is even better than it is now with the pieces they added in the offseason, so losing Sharper was not that big of a hit.
The Vikings losing Rice was a big hit because Rice was their #1 WR. They only have 4 WR's. They had to take Percy out of the slot and put him at #2, which he is not ready to play. They also had to make Berrian the #1, which he can not handle (as you saw last night). Then they had Mr. Nobody Greg Williams as their #4. Losing Rice basically made Berrian and Harvin non-factors.
Nobody said the Saints didn't win. They won. But don't try to act like that was the real Vikings offense. That's like playing the Patriots without Moss. Or playing the Falcons without Roddy White. It was also a home game. That was a game the Saints were supposed to win and win by a lot. And the fact that it was even close just shows how much work they need.