Analysis

Vikings at Saints 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

  • 50th playoff game in Vikings history (record is 20-29; playoff appearances in 30 of 59 seasons)
  • Saints have not allowed a 100-yard rusher in 42 straight games, per Paul Allen
  • Vikings allowed touchdown to opposing tight ends during the regular season
  • Drew Brees has thrown for at least 3 touchdowns in 6 of the last 7 games
  • Vikings were tied for 3rd in the NFL with 50 sacks, Saints were tied for 5th with 49
  • Saints allowed 25 sacks (4th in the NFL), Vikings allowed 28 sacks (T-5th)

VIKINGS

  • Minnesota’s away record in 2019: 4-4
  • Vikings are 1-2 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%)

SAINTS

  • New Orleans’ home record in 2019: 6-2
  • Saints are 8-6 in playoffs under head coach Sean Payton

2019 offensive leaders

  • Passing: Drew Brees: 74.3%, 2,979 yards, 27 TD’s & 4 INT’s
  • Rushing yards: Alvin Kamara: 797
  • Rushing TD’s: Kamara & Latavius Murray: 5
  • Receptions: Michael Thomas: 149
  • Receiving yards: Michael Thomas: 1,725
  • Receiving TD’s: Thomas & Jared Cook: 9

2019 team offense

  • Total offense: 9th (373.9 YPG)
  • Scoring: 3rd (28.6 PPG)
  • Passing: 7th (265.2 YPG)
  • Rushing: 16th (108.6 YPG)
  • Turnover ratio: 2nd (+15)
  • 3rd-downs: 10th (42%)

2019 defensive leaders

  • Tackles: Demario Davis: 111
  • Sacks: Cameron Jordan: 15.5
  • Interceptions: Marcus Williams: 4

2019 team defense

  • Total defense: 11th (333.1 YPG)
  • Scoring: 13th (21.3 PPG)
  • Passing: 20th (241.8 YPG)
  • Rushing: 4th (91.3 YPG)
  • 3rd-downs: 6th (35%)

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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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