Analysis

Vikings at 49ers head-to-head comparison

A glimpse at how the two teams stack up by the numbers.

A look at how the Minnesota Vikings match up against their opponent. See how the offensive and defensive units compare while viewing the offensive leaders, defensive leaders, and noteworthy stats involving this week’s game.

Noteworthy game stats

  • 51st playoff game in Vikings history (record is 21-29)
  • 49ers finished 13-3 in the regular season, earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC
  • Xavier Rhodes‘ last interception was Week 1 of 2018 vs. the 49ers
  • Jimmy Garoppolo threw 2 interceptions in 5 games vs. playoff teams in 2019
  • Vikings and 49ers were tied for 5th in the NFL with 48 sacks
  • 49ers allowed 36 sacks (13th in the NFL), Vikings allowed 28 sacks (T-5th)

VIKINGS

  • Minnesota’s away record in 2019: 5-4
  • Vikings are 2-2 in playoffs under head coach Mike Zimmer

2019 offensive leaders

  • Passing: Kirk Cousins: 69.1%, 3,603 yards, 26 TD’s & 6 INT’s
  • Rushing yards: Dalvin Cook: 1,135
  • Rushing TD’s: Dalvin Cook: 13
  • Receptions: Stefon Diggs: 63
  • Receiving yards: Stefon Diggs: 1,130
  • Receiving TD’s: Diggs, Rudolph, Thielen: 6

2019 team offense

  • Total offense: 16th (353.5 YPG)
  • Scoring: 8th (25.4 PPG)
  • Passing: 23rd (220.2 YPG)
  • Rushing: 6th (133.3 YPG)
  • Turnover ratio: 5th (+11)
  • 3rd-downs: 9th (43%)

2019 defensive leaders

  • Tackles: Eric Kendricks: 110
  • Sacks: Danielle Hunter: 14.5
  • Interceptions: Anthony Harris: 6

2019 team defense

  • Total defense: 14th (341.6 YPG)
  • Scoring: T-5th (18.9 PPG)
  • Passing: 15th (233.6 YPG)
  • Rushing: 13th (108.0 YPG)
  • 3rd-downs: 19th (40%)

49ers

  • San Francisco’s home record in 2019: 6-2
  • This is 49ers’ 1st playoff game under head coach Kyle Shanahan

2019 offensive leaders

  • Passing: Jimmy Garoppolo: 69.1%, 3,978 yards, 27 TD’s & 13 INT’s
  • Rushing yards: Raheem Mostert: 772
  • Rushing TD’s: Raheem Mostert: 8
  • Receptions: George Kittle: 85
  • Receiving yards: George Kittle: 1,053
  • Receiving TD’s: Kittle & Kendrick Bourne: 5

2019 team offense

  • Total offense: 4th (381.1 YPG)
  • Scoring: 2nd (29.9 PPG)
  • Passing: 13th (237.0 YPG)
  • Rushing: 2nd (144.1 YPG)
  • Turnover ratio: 10th (+4)
  • 3rd-downs: 5th (45%)

2019 defensive leaders

  • Tackles: Fred Warner: 118
  • Sacks: Arik Armstead: 10
  • Interceptions: Richard Sherman: 3

2019 team defense

  • Total defense: 2nd (281.8 YPG)
  • Scoring: 8th (19.4 PPG)
  • Passing: 1st (169.2 YPG)
  • Rushing: 17th (112.6 YPG)
  • 3rd-downs: T-2nd (33%)

  • Statistics from Pro-Football-Reference.com and NFL.com
  • Take a look at last week’s Wild Card comparison of the New Orleans Saints
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Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's still somehow an optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and is an IT nerd by day. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBormanNFL.

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