3 uneasy postseason scenarios the New Orleans Saints may find themselves in

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Vikings end up with seventh seed

The Minnesota Vikings have had the Saints number in two of the last three seasons. No one can forget the Minnesota Miracle which happened in 2017. 2018 the Saints were hit with a crushing blow by the refs with the missed pass interference call.

Then last season, the Saints lost to the Vikings in the first round of the playoffs. The Vikings won in overtime then were absolutely manhandled by the 49ers in the divisional round.

Dalvin Cook ran for 94 yards and Adam Thielen neared 130 through the air. The Vikings were just better, and it certainly is a loss the Saints won’t forget. Fast forward to today, and the Vikings will be the first team in the NFC playoffs if the Cardinals do not win out.

They sit 6-7 and are currently on the outside looking in. They have Chicago, New Orleans and Detroit left on their schedule, so it’s still very likely they miss the postseason entirely.

If they don’t, it could be either a joy-filled matchup for the Saints or yet another end to a disappointing season. The Vikings know how to play the Saints, and they should much prefer to take on the Cardinals, a team without much of a ground game outside of Murray.