inside the numbers
Percent of third down conversions by the Vikings, who were 10 for 18. They ended up with a slight edge in total net yards (362-324) thanks to OT.
Combined regular season victories by the Vikings and Saints, most in a wild-card meeting since the playoffs expanded in 2002.
Overtime victories by the Vikings in playoff games. They have lost two NFC title games in overtime, including following the 2009 season to New Orleans.