The Vikings have defeated the Saints again.
Two years after the Minneapolis miracle, the Vikings angered the Saints (26 to 20) in the NFC wildcard round to progress in the NFL playoffs. The Vikings will compete against the 49ers next Saturday after Kirk cousins Kyle Rudolph awarded a 4-yard touchdown to win him on the first overtime move.
Cousins beat Adam Thielen for a 43-yard completion to get the Vikings on the 2-yard line of the saints. Will Lutz drilled a 49-yard field goal three seconds ahead to tie the game between 20 and 20.
The Saints thought they had taken the lead at 3:17 left when Vonn Bell brought a Dalvin Cook fumble back for a touchdown, but the play was overturned after the video review showed clearly that Cook's knee was depressed before hitting the ball lost.
This happened after Drew Brees lost fumble for the first time in the entire season and flipped the ball 4:18 when the Saints stood at the 20-yard line of the Vikings.
New Orleans led 10-3 in the second quarter before the Vikings scored a field goal and a later Cook Touchdown brought Minnesota three points ahead. Lutz missed a 43-yard field goal just before half-time. Lutz had scored 18 direct field goals.
Cook's second touchdown gave the Vikings a 3:23 lead in the third quarter. Taysom Hill, whose 50-yard pass had prepared Alvin Kamara's touchdown for the second quarter, caught a 20-yard Brees touchdown pass with 10:31 left in the fourth to get the saints back in three.
The game was a rematch of the Minneapolis Miracle two years ago when Case Keenum completed a 61-yard touchdown pass for Stefon Diggs when the time was up to advance the Vikings to the NFC championship game.