Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans on December 25, 2020

Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints, Dec. 25, 2020

This will be just the fourth appearance on Christmas Day by the Vikings in team history.

WEEK 16 • FRI 12/25 • 3:30 PM CST

Minnesota Vikings 0 - 3

0 - 3

New Orleans Saints 1 - 2

1 - 2

History: Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints

  • All-Time Record: The Vikings are 23-12 against the Saints, which includes a 4-1 mark in postseason games. Minnesota is 9-8 when visiting New Orleans.
  • Series Notes: Minnesota has ended successful campaigns by New Orleans in two of the past three postseasons.
  • Current Streak: Teams have alternated the past two games, with the Saints winning during the 2018 regular season and the Vikings claiming a playoff victory last January. 
  • Last time in New Orleans (2019 playoffs): The Vikings won 26-20 in overtime to claim victory in Wild Card game on Jan. 5, 2020.

Facts to Know

New Orleans Saints

  • Head Coach Sean Payton is 131-77 in 13 seasons with New Orleans and is 37-11 since 2017.
  • Quarterback Drew Brees
  • Wide receiver Michael Thomas led the NFL in receiving yards with 1,725, and his 149 receptions shattered the record of 143 in one season by Marvin Harrison.

Minnesota Vikings

  • Head Coach: Mike Zimmer
  • Quarterback: Kirk Cousins
  • Minnesota's defense limited Drew Brees to 208 passing yards in the Wild Card game. It was his second-lowest total in a playoff game (16 games). Brees' lowest ever was 197 against the 2009 Vikings in the NFC Championship Game.

Look back on images from past games between the Vikings and the Saints.