The Vikings’ massive upset of the Saints in New Orleans on Sunday laid out the 49ers’ playoff schedule for the divisional round.
Since No. 6-seeded Minnesota knocked off the No. 3-seeded Saints 26-20, they’re the lowest seed remaining in the NFC. They’ll travel to Levi’s Stadium for the second round of the playoffs regardless of what happens in the matchup between the No. 4 Eagles and No. 5 Seahawks on Sunday afternoon.
San Francisco didn’t play Minnesota this season, but fell to Kirk Cousins and the Vikings 24-16 in Week 1 last season at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Perhaps the bigger key is that the Saints are now out of the 49ers’ way. New Orleans was considered by some to actually be the best team in the NFC despite the fact San Francisco beat them in New Orleans.
Now, if the 49ers do beat the Vikings, they’ll face either the Packers, Eagles or Seahawks.
The 49ers and Vikings will kickoff Saturday from Levi’s Stadium at 1:35 pm PST.