There’s quite a history between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings, and we’ll see the next chapter in this long-running rivalry play out on Sunday. The two teams have split wins and losses in recent years, including a couple of memorable playoff games fresh off the heels of a four-game win streak for New Orleans that started by ending Minnesota’s Super Bowl hopes back in 2009.
But the Vikings are ahead of the Saints when you look at the all-time series history, and it isn’t very close. New Orleans has lost 24 of their 37 games with Minnesota (including the postseason), only beating them once through seven meetings back in the 1970’s — thanks to a Tom Myers interception returned 97 yards for a touchdown, a team record that stood for decades. Their .351 win percentage against the Vikings is the fourth-worst in franchise history.
That’s old history now, though. The Saints lost to this Vikings team last season in London and they have a chance for payback on Sunday in Minneapolis. It’ll take more than one victory to level out years of strife with the Vikings, but this is a great opportunity to take down an opponent the Saints have faced more than 25 other teams.