The NFC South division winner New Orleans Saints (13-3) will host the Minnesota Vikings (10-6) to kick off Wild Card Sunday in a big game for quarterback Kirk Cousins. Cousins is still trying to shake the stigma that he is unable to win big games and there is no bigger test than taking on the Saints in their house.
The last time these two teams faced off in the postseason was the Minneapolis Miracle that resulted in Stefon Diggs’ last second touchdown to break the hearts of Saints fans everywhere.
The Saints and Vikings kickoff at 1:05 p.m. ET in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The second game will feature the NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles (9-7) hosting the Seattle Seahawks (11-5). Although it stinks for Seattle to be the road team with a better record, they benefitted from this layout just a few years back when they were NFC West champs at 7-9 but hosted - and beat - the New Orleans Saints. The Eagles are rallying behind the fact that they are a home underdog - a rallying cry that took them all the way to hoisting a Lombardi Trophy just two seasons ago.
The Eagles and Seahawks kickoff at 4:40 p.m. ET in the unwelcoming environment of Lincoln Financial Field.