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.
Anything can happen in the playoffs! Minnesota will be heading to Santa Clara to take on the 49ers for the opening game of the Divisional Round on Saturday. The top seed vs. the six seed. The Vikings defeated SF in Week 1 of 2018 in their last meeting. pic.twitter.com/gDfvL0W0zo— Dustin Dorsey (@DustinABC7) January 5, 2020
Vikings are set to play San Francisco 49ers in NFC Divisional game on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara.