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Berrian likes his chances Monday night

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
EDEN PRAIRE, Minn. -- Minnesota receiver Bernard Berrian has caught 11 passes this season, good for No. 67 on the NFL's list of leading receivers. His 195 yards puts him 38th in the league. Despite his relatively slow start, Berrian felt obliged Thursday to point out flaws in the pass defense he will face Monday night at the Superdome.

Yes, the New Orleans Saints are giving up almost 250 passing yards per game this season, the fourth-worst mark in the league. The Vikings will have a chance to make some plays, but Berrian seemed awfully confident for a player whose team hasn't had a 300-yard passing game in four years.

Speaking to reporters in the Vikings locker room, Berrian said: "We're going to take advantage of a lot of things we see."

After watching film of the Saints, Berrian noted "there's a lot of big holes" in the Saints defense and isn't too impressed with cornerback Mike McKenzie.

"He's an old veteran" Berrian said. "He's going to be a smart player, but I don't think the skill is there as much as it used to be."

Not sure if McKenzie is an avowed reader of the NFC North blog, but I'm pretty sure those quotes will find their way down to New Orleans before Monday night.