With their upset of the New Orleans Saints, the Minnesota Vikings are set to take on the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs.
The Minnesota Vikings shocked the football world during the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs by going to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and defeating the New Orleans Saints in an overtime thriller.
Minnesota’s victory took overtime, big games from Dalvin Cook and Adam Thielen, and some clutch throws from Kirk Cousins to unseat one of the most complete teams in the NFL to advance to the Divisional Round.
With that win, the Vikings have set the stage for another road game against a tough opponent. Their next game will send them to California to take on the San Francisco 49ers and the winner of that game will head to the Conference Championship round.
The 49ers are no slouches. San Francisco won 13 games this season thanks to a balanced offense and strong defense, knocking off tough opponents like the Seahawks, Packers, and Chiefs on their way to the top seed in the NFC.
Players like George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, and Emmanuel Sanders are big threats in their offense while the defense boasts great players like Nick Bosa, Arik Armstead, and Richard Sherman. Their mix of youth and experience along with talent make them an intimidating foe.
However, spirits are high for the Vikings. Kirk Cousins just had arguably the biggest signature win of his career and Minnesota will look to continue that momentum and show that they are a team to be taken seriously in the postseason.
The Vikings will take on the 49ers on Saturday at 3:35 pm central time, forcing a short week for the purple and gold to prepare for their foes. But if fans and experts learned one thing about this team this week it should be to never count them out.