Vikings beat Saints 26 to 20, 49ers to host Vikings in Divisional Playoffs next weekend

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Sunday, January 5, 2020
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) reacts as he walks off the field after their overtime win over the New Orleans Saints in an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Jan. 5, 2020.

NEW ORLEANS -- Kirk Cousins hit tight end Kyle Rudolph with a 4-yard fade on third-and-goal in overtime, and the Minnesota Vikings pulled out a 26-20 victory over the Saints in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs.

Dalvin Cook gained 130 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns.

Cousins finished with 242 yards and one TD passing, highlighted by his 43-yard completion to Adam Thielen on the opening possession of overtime to give Minnesota the ball on the Saints 2-yard line and set up the winning score.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees passed for 208 yards and a touchdown, but had two turnovers.

Vikings are set to play San Francisco 49ers in NFC Divisional game on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara.