1. New Orleans Saints, 2019 (Wild-Card Round)
For the Vikings, unlike the rest of the infamous year, 2020 started marvelously. Minnesota was an eight-point underdog as they traveled to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to take on the New Orleans Saints.
It didn’t matter. The Vikings shocked the Saints, again, in the playoffs by a final score of 26-20. In the overtime period, Kirk Cousins connected on two consequential passes to Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph en route to walk-off victory for Minnesota.
Many Vikings loyalists were skeptical about the team’s chances in the Big Easy as Minnesota had finished the season with a whimper. Two weeks before taking on New Orleans, the Packers shamed the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Thankfully for Minnesotans, the “good” Vikings team arrived for the wild-card contest against the Saints.
Minnesota safety Anthony Harris bagged a late-second quarter interception, Danielle Hunter robbed Drew Brees of the football with a strip-sack, Dalvin Cook scored twice, and Cousins finished off New Orleans in overtime.
Because of the stakes, thrills, and maturity of the team, this game was, by far, the most impressive away-game victory on Mike Zimmer’s wall of accolades.