EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings stunned the Saints – and many others outside of Minnesota's locker room – with a thrilling overtime win during Wild Card weekend.
It's now on to San Francisco, where the Vikings will face off against the No. 1-seed 49ers in hopes of continuing their postseason trek toward Super Bowl LIV.
Kickoff is set for 3:35 p.m. (CT) Saturday.
The playoff matchup will mark the 48th game (excluding preseason) between the teams. Minnesota is 22-19-1 against the 49ers in the regular season but just 1-4 in postseason contests, all of which have been in the Divisional round of the playoffs. The Vikings under Head Coach Mike Zimmer are 1-1 against the 49ers, most recently defeating them 24-16 in the 2018 season opener at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Here's a look at 10 numbers of note in advance of Saturday's Divisional round game:
6-2 – The Vikings are 6-2 against the 49ers since their last postseason meeting. Minnesota fell 38-22 to San Francisco in the Divisional round on Jan. 3, 1998, and have since won six of the past eight matchups.
252 – Stefon Diggs has totaled 20 catches for 252 yards in four career playoff games, including the Divisional round game against the Saints in January 2018, during which he starred in the Minneapolis Miracle play. Diggs had just two catches for 19 yards at New Orleans on Sunday, a 9-yard grab on third-and-1 that set up a Dalvin Cook score two plays later.
77 – In three career postseason contests for the Vikings, Adam Thielen has averaged 77 yards per game, which ranks sixth all-time in team history. Former Vikings receiver Amp Lee tops the list with 109 yards per outing in two playoff games.
29.9 – The 49ers averaged 29.9 points scored per game in the regular season, which ranked second in the NFL. The Vikings 25.4 points per game ranked eighth in the league. The most combined points ever scored between the two teams was 83, when Minnesota defeated San Francisco 42-41 in 1965.
8 – The Vikings defense tied for the third-fewest rushing touchdowns in the NFL in 2019, giving up just eight during the regular season. Minnesota allowed a rushing score by Saints RB Alvin Kamara in Sunday's Wild Card game. San Francisco led the NFL with 23 rushing touchdowns in 2019.
Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the 49ers.
102.0 – 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo finished the 2019 regular season with a passer rating of 102.0, which was eighth-best in the NFL. Vikings QB Kirk Cousins' overall rating of 107.4 ranked fourth in the league.
17 – Since Minnesota's Week 12 bye, the Vikings have secured 17 takeaways, six more than the next-closest team (11 by Buffalo and Tampa Bay). The Vikings have a league-leading nine opponent fumble recoveries and eight interceptions (tied with Green Bay) in that span.
6.5 – Four 49ers defensive linemen recorded at least 6.5 sacks during the regular season: Arik Armstead (10), Nick Bosa (9.0), DeForest Buckner (7.5) and Dee Ford (6.5). Minnesota and San Francisco each totaled 48 sacks, which tied for the league's fifth best.
479 – San Francisco racked up 479 points during the regular season, which trailed only Baltimore (531). The point total ties for second-best in 49ers history, matching the season total of the 1998 San Francisco squad.
97 – The Vikings limited the Saints to 97 yards rushing on Sunday, which was the second-best outing of Wild Card weekend. The 49ers, who had a first-round bye, ranked 17th in rushing yards allowed per game (112.6) during the regular season and second in rushing yards gained (144.1 per game).