- The Vikings are 7-1 when they played at home in the U.S. Bank Stadium this season. Their only home loss came in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions on Oct. 1, 2017.
- Minnesota's defense ranks No. 1 in the league in opponent points per game at 15.8 and have been even better in the final three games, limiting opponents to 5.7 points a game. At home, the Vikings allow 12.5 points per game, the lowest in the NFL. They also rank number one in yards allowed, and they are tied for first in yards per play allowed.
- Minnesota holds two spots on The Associated Press 2017 NFL All-Pro First Team, and three on the All-Pro Second Team. Three of the four are defensive players.
Cornerback Xavier Rhodes – 56 tackles, 10 passes defended and two interceptions.
Safety Harrison Smith – 78 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 12 passes defended and five interceptions.
Wide receiver Adam Thielen – 1,276 yards on 91 receptions, four touchdowns
Edge rusher Everson Griffen – 45 tackles, 13 sacks, three forced fumbles
Linebacker Anthony Barr, another defensive threat, was named to the 2018 Pro Bowl team.
- The Vikings offensive line started seven different combinations during the season and could make more adjustments in the post season. Pat Elflein, their rookie-starting center, was inactive during Week 14 and Week 17 due to a shoulder injury, but is likely to play for the NFC divisional game. Left guard Nick Eaton suffered an ankle fracture in the Week 16 game against the Green Bay Packers and is ruled out for the remainder of the season.
When Elflein was out during the season finale, right guard Joe Berger was forced to take over at center. If Elflein plays against the Saints, there will still be a gap at right guard with Easton's season ending injury. Berger (right guard) might switch to left guard, forcing tackle Mike Remmers to move on the inside to right guard.