After going out and shocking the world, what did we learn about the Minnesota Vikings during their upset win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday?
Next to no one believed the Minnesota Vikings could go on the road and defeat a 13-win New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2019 playoffs.
But to the surprise of the “experts”, the Vikings walked out of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday with a victory that was even more glorious since it also resulted in the Saints’ championship hopes getting demolished.
Not only was Sunday’s wild-card matchup in New Orleans entertaining, but it was also a marvelous performance by Minnesota on both sides of the ball. The offense was superbly efficient and the defense came up with a number of game-altering plays.
With their win on Sunday, the Vikings will take their “us against the world” mentality on the road again next week and take on the top-seeded San Francisco 49ers.
But before Minnesota heads out to make another attempt at shutting their doubters up, let’s grab one last look at their victory on Sunday and go over some of the biggest takeaways from their impressive performance.