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Filtered by the Fan: Which Opponent Do You Hope Vikings Play in Wild Card Round?

Green Bay

—If the Lions, Saints and Seahawks win, Minnesota will be at Green Bay.

—If the Lions, Saints and 49ers win, Minnesota will be at Green Bay.

—If the Lions and Saints win, and the 49ers tie the Seahawks, Minnesota will be at Green Bay.

Minnesota could get revenge on its biggest rival in what would be only the third postseason meeting in Border Battle history. The Vikings were swept by the Packers in the regular season as Green Bay claimed the 2019 NFC North title. If this scenario plays out, Minnesota will look for a similar fate that the 2004 Vikings had. That team lost both regular-season games to the Packers but earned a playoff win at Lambeau Field. The Packers are at the Lions in the regular-season finale. Minnesota and Green Bay last met in the playoffs in January of 2013.

New Orleans

—If the Packers and 49ers win, Minnesota will be at New Orleans.

—If the Panthers and 49ers win, Minnesota will be at New Orleans.

—If the Lions, Panthers and Seahawks win, Minnesota will be at New Orleans.

This is the most likely scenario, as three different outcomes that don't involve a tie would send Minnesota to New Orleans. The Vikings and Saints have not played each other in 2019. New Orleans is at Carolina on Sunday. Minnesota is 3-1 all-time against New Orleans in the playoffs, and there have been no shortage of classic games in that span. Minnesota last played at New Orleans in the 2009 NFC title game, which was won by Saints. But the Vikings have the most-recent postseason win, which of course came in January of 2018 courtesy of Stefon Diggs and "The Minneapolis Miracle."

San Francisco

—If the Packers win and the 49ers and Seahawks tie, Minnesota will be at San Francisco.

This is the unlikeliest scenario of the four possible road destinations, as ties are rare across the NFL. However, the Seahawks won the first meeting against the 49ers in Week 10 on a last-second field goal at the end of overtime. The teams play each other on Sunday Night Football in Week 17 — with the winner claiming the NFC West title. San Francisco is the No. 1 seed with a win, meaning the 49ers would have home-field advantage throughout the NFC Playoffs. Minnesota and San Francisco last met in the playoffs in January of 1998.

Seattle

—If the Packers and Seahawks win, Minnesota will be at Seattle.

—If the Packers, Saints and Seahawks win, Minnesota will be at Seattle.

This would mean a repeat trip to the Pacific Northwest, as Minnesota has already played in Seattle this season, suffering a 37-30 loss to the Seahawks on Monday Night Football in Week 12. The Seahawks are banged up right now, especially in the backfield, as running backs Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny and C.J. Prosise are all on Injured Reserve. Seattle signed former running back Marshawn Lynch earlier this week. Offensive tackle Duane Brown also recently underwent knee surgery. Seattle could be any of the top three seeds with a victory over San Francisco. It will become the No. 5 seed with a loss or tie. Minnesota and Seattle last met in the playoffs in January of 2016.

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