Wildcard Weekend: Vikings Face Saints Today
The Minnesota Vikings (10-6) are on the road today to face the New Orleans Saints (13-3) in an NFC wildcard matchup at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Louisiana.
The Saints are the #3 seed in the NFC playoffs. The Vikings grabbed the last spot, becoming the #6 seed. A Minnesota win would send the Vikings to face the #1 seeded 49ers next weekend in San Francisco.
The last time the Vikings won a playoff hame came on January 14, 2018 -- when Case Keenum connected with Stefon Diggs for the 'Minneapolis Miracle,' and a 29-25 win over the Saints.
Minnesota did not reach the postseason last year.
The Vikings announced on Friday that cornerback Mike Hughes has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season. Cornerback MacKenzie Alexander is listed as 'out' for today's game. Defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo has been listed as 'questionable.'
Marcus Sherels has been re-signed to the Minnesota roster and will likely handle punt returns today for the Vikings.
The Vikings are 7½ point underdogs against the Saints.
The game is set to kickoff at 12:00 PM CT. (TV: FOX, RADIO: 1240 AM & 95.3 FM WJON.)