5 best Minnesota Vikings road wins of the Mike Zimmer era

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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.

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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.