Thanks to the results of the first NFC Wild Card playoff game, we will not know who the Minnesota Vikings will host in the Divisional Playoffs until Sunday afternoon.
With the Atlanta Falcons knocking off the Los Angeles Rams by a final score of 26-13 out on the West Coast this evening, they have guaranteed that they will be the lowest remaining seed in the NFC in the Divisional Round, which locks them into a date with the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday.
That means that the Vikings’ opponent at U.S. Bank Stadium a week from Sunday will be the winner of Sunday’s 4/5 matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings have played both of these teams already this season, with mixed results.
Minnesota put a pretty thorough beating on New Orleans back in Week 1 at U.S. Bank Stadium, taking the victory by a score of 29-19. The Vikings then had to make the trip to Carolina in Week 14, and lost by a score of 31-24, though they had an opportunity to win after tying the game just before the two-minute warning.
Whoever wins tomorrow afternoon’s game, the Vikings will play them at 3:30 PM Central time on Sunday, 14 January.
Much like we did today, we will have Open Threads up and running for both of tomorrow’s playoff games so that you can discuss the action with your fellow Vikings’ fans and see who the Vikings will host next week.