The 1987 Minnesota Vikings were complete underdogs against the San Francisco 49ers dynasty, even after they shocked everyone with a victory over the heavily-favored New Orleans Saints the week before. Sound familiar?
The 1970 NFC Divisional Playoff Game was the Vikings’ first playoff matchup with the San Francisco 49ers. It took place on December 27, 1970 at Metropolitan Stadium.
No one believed in the Vikings but the Vikings themselves. The offense shined and so did defensive mastermind Mike Zimmer. On to San Francisco.
No one is giving the Vikings any respect, not the media, not their opponent, not even the league. Can the team pull off an upset in the Superdome?
After a disasterous start, the Vikings settled in and dominated the New Orleans Saints in the 1987 NFC Wildcard game, which was held on January 3, 1988 at the Louisana Superdome.