Biggs: Vikings hope to tune out Superdome crowd

The Minnesota Vikings are going to do their best to tune out the Superdome crowd on Sunday in New Orleans.

The players have been testing out custom-made ear plugs that they were fitted for over the summer, according to Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and the Vikings have been pumping crowd noise into their practices.

The Vikings know that their home, the Metrodome, is one of the loudest stadiums in the league, but it might not measure up to what they’re headed to in New Orleans.

"Playing there (last year) it was definitely the loudest stadium I've played in," running back Adrian Peterson said.

Minnesota won 30-27 at New Orleans last season, so the Vikings have a good idea of what to expect. Some players may choose to use the plugs. Others may pitch them.

"We already know how we can take them out of it: Go out there and make plays," wide receiver Sidney Rice said. "That's the only way and that's the only thing we're going to have to do to keep them quiet. If we're making plays, I'm sure it's not going to be as loud in there. We know it's a real noisy environment. It can get like the Metrodome this past week. We have to be on point."

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