New Orleans will close out its home schedule when they play Minnesota (3:30 p.m. CST) in the first NFL game played on a Friday since a December 25, 2009 meeting between the Tennessee Titans and the San Diego Chargers. A familiar foe, the Saints and Vikings will faceoff either in the regular season or the postseason for the fourth consecutive season.
Saints vs Vikings Tickets and History for Week 16 on December 25, 2020
Minnesota Vikings 6-9
New Orleans Saints 11-4
History: New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota has a 19-11 edge in the regular season series and 4-1 in the postseason, after the Vikings defeated New Orleans in the NFC Wild Card Playoff on January 5, 2020, 26-20 in overtime. Including two playoff games, the Christmas contest will be the fifth consecutive nationally televised contest between the Saints and Vikings. New Orleans has a 7-7 regular season home record vs. Minnesota. The game will be the first matchup scheduled on a Friday since a December 25, 2009 meeting between the Tennessee Titans and the Chargers.
Players and Coaches to Know
Head Coach: Mike Zimmer
Quarterback: Kirk Cousins
Key Position Players: RB Dalvin Cook, WR Adam Thielen, WR Justin Jefferson, TE Irv Smith Jr.
New Orleans Saints
Head Coach: Sean Payton
Quarterback: Drew Brees
Key Position Players: RB Alvin Kamara, WR Michael Thomas, DE Cameron Jordan
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