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Vikings’ win over Saints keeps dream of an NFC Championship Game in Philly alive

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Postseason update.

Wild Card Round - Minnesota Vikings v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

The No. 6 seed Minnesota Vikings upset the No. 3 New Orleans Saints in overtime on Sunday afternoon and that has some noteworthy implications for the rest of the 2020 NFL playoffs.

First, it should be noted that the winner of this evening’s matchup between the No. 4 seed Philadelphia Eagles and the No. 5 seed Seattle Seahawks will now play against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in the divisional round. The Vikings are locked in to playing the No. 1 seed San Francisco 49ers next weekend.

It’s also worth nothing that the possibility of an NFC Championship Game in Philly is still alive. Such a scenario would involve the Vikings beating the 49ers ... in addition to the Eagles beating the Seahawks and then the Packers. Philly DID previously win in Green Bay back in Week 4.

Whether the Eagles win or lose tonight, at least everyone can enjoy Sean Payton’s Saints getting eliminated. Fraudulents!.

NFL DIVISIONAL ROUND

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11

NFC: 4:35 PM ET - Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers (NBC)

AFC: 8:15 PM ET - Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12

AFC: 1:05 PM ET - Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)

NFC: 4:40 PM ET - Highest remaining seed (Philadelphia/Seattle) at Green Bay Packers (FOX)