NEW ORLEANS (WCCO) – The Saints are looking for a win against the Vikings Sunday because it’s their home opener and they’re 0-2.

The Vikings want a win for different reasons.

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Several Vikings fans could be seen over the weekend on Bourbon Street. Some wore Adrian Peterson jerseys, showing support for the embattled All-Pro running back accused of child abuse.

“I support Adrian Peterson 100 percent,” one fan said. “As a parent, I’ve messed up many times, maybe disciplining my child or doing something I wasn’t supposed to do, but we mess up as parents.”

Other fans didn’t see it that way.

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“I do have an AP jersey,” one man said, “and I chose not to wear it.”

That fan said the pictures of the spanking bothered him.

Peterson told police he spanked his 4-year-old son with a tree branch in May.

After being indicted and losing many corporate sponsors, Peterson was banned from all Vikings team activities until the situation is resolved in court.

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We’ll see how his absence affects the team on Sunday.