Vikings upset Saints with Rudolph overtime TD on Wild Card weekend

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Minnesota Vikings upset the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Vikings won 26-20 over the Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Vikings changed the playoff landscape for the NFC. With the upset, the No. 6 seed will now play the No. 1 seed San Francisco 49ers next, as they will do battle on Saturday, Jan. 11th at 4:35 pm EST.

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph gets tackles by two Green Bay Packers defensive players
Kyle Rudolph gets tackles by two Green Bay Packers defensive players (Getty Images)

Minnesota improved to 11-6 on the season. New Orleans fell to 13-4 on the season.

The Vikings are 22-29 all-time in the postseason. They are 2-4 in their last six playoff games, as their previous playoff win came in a 29-24 win over the Saints in the playoffs in the Divisional Round at the end of the 2017 season.

The Saints are 9-13 all-time in the postseason. New Orleans have lost their last two playoff games, as the team also lost in the Conference Championship game last playoffs to the Los Angeles Rams.

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins went 19 of 31 for 242 yards. He had one touchdown pass.

Dalvin Cook had 28 carries for 94 yards and two touchdowns. Adam Thielen had seven receptions for 129 yards.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees went 26 of 33 for 208 yards. He had one touchdown pass and one interception.

Taysom Hill had four carries for 50 yards. Michael Thomas had seven receptions for 70 yards.

Kyle Rudolph scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime for the Vikings. Cousins hit Rudolph for a four-yard touchdown reception.

New Orleans outscored Minnesota, 10-7, in the second half. Brees hit Hill for a 20-yard touchdown reception. Wil Lutz also made a 49-yard field goal.

Vikings’ Cook scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

The Vikings led 13-10 at halftime. Cook scored on a five-yard rushing touchdown. Dan Bailey also made two field goals.

Saints’ Alvin Kamara scored on a four-yard rushing touchdown. Lutz also made a 29-yard field goals.

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