METAIRIE, La. -- Technically, the Minnesota Vikings have spoiled the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl hopes in two of the past three years.
In 2017, it was the “Minneapolis Miracle” in the divisional round of the playoffs. Last season, the sixth-seeded Vikings upset the 13-3 Saints with an overtime win in the wild-card round.
But it’s not really the Vikings (6-8) who are standing in the way again as they head into the Superdome for a Christmas Day rematch (4:30 p.m. ET, Fox).
The Saints (10-4) need to get themselves right as they try to snap out of their current two-game losing streak to clinch their fourth straight NFC South title. More importantly, they need to figure out how to peak at the right time to finally turn those division titles into a Super Bowl appearance.