11:40 A.M. SAINTS@VIKINGS SUNDAY TV KHON • RADIO 1500-AM
OPENING LINE >> Vikings by 4
RECORD VS. SPREAD >> New Orleans 8-8, Minnesota 11-4-1
SERIES RECORD >> Vikings lead 21-11 LAST MEETING >> Vikings beat Saints
29-19, Sept. 11, 2017
LAST WEEK >> Saints beat Panthers 31-26; Vikings had first-round bye
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES >> Vikings have won two of three postseason matchups with Saints, 1987 in New Orleans and 2000 in Minnesota. Saints won 2009 NFC championship game at home . ... Vikings are 13-3 at home in history against Saints, including the one playoff victory . ... Saints are 7-4 in six appearances in playoffs under coach Sean Payton . ... Saints QB Drew
Brees passed for 376 yards against Panthers, his second-highest total of season . ... Saints are ranked third in NFL in regular season with 20 interceptions and tied for ninth in league with 25 total takeaways . ... In season-opening win over Saints, Sam Bradford was Vikings QB and passed for 346 yards and three TDs without turnover for career-high 143.0 rating . .... Vikings allowed 27 sacks in regular season, seventh fewest in league . ... Saints sack leader Cameron Jordan is son of former Vikings TE Steve Jordan, who was six-time Pro Bowl pick . ... Vikings’ record against spread in regular season was best in NFL . ... Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Payton were assistants on Cowboys staff together from 2003 to 2005, with Payton running offense and Zimmer running defense . ... U.S. Bank Stadium, which opened in 2016, is site of next month’s Super Bowl . ... Vikings allowed only 20 runs of 10-plus yards in regular season, fewest in NFL since 1995 49ers.