They are underdogs in football betting against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in a game that can be seen on Fox television.
NFL betting had the Vikings and Saints winning easily last week as Minnesota routed the Dallas Cowboys while New Orleans dominated the Arizona Cardinals. The Vikings and Saints have met twice in postseason history with the Vikings winning both times. Minnesota is 20-7 all-time against New Orleans.
The Vikings played so well last week in football betting that they set a franchise playoff record as they allowed just three points to Dallas. New Orleans set franchise records on the other side with 45 points scored. This will be the second time in football betting history that New Orleans will have played in the NFC Championship game.
Much of the NFL betting attention in this game is on the quarterbacks. Minnesota has future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre while New Orleans has Drew Brees. Favre had four TD passes last week and now has 43 TD passes in his playoff career which is just two behind Joe Montana’s NFL record of 45. Minnesota was unbeaten at home this season but just 4-4 on the road. "That's going to be a factor that we have to handle obviously," Favre said. "I think it goes without saying how happy I am that we have this opportunity."
The top two seeds in the NFC have not played in the NFC Championship game since 2006 when Chicago beat New Orleans. Since 1990, the top two seeds have met 13 times and the #1 seed had won eight of those games.
NFL betting stats have the Vikings at 7-3-1 in NFL betting in their last 11 vs. the NFC. The Vikings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 playoff road games. New Orleans is 1-5 vs. the NFL betting odds in their last 6 vs. the NFC. The Vikings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings against the Saints.
Five of the last six Minnesota playoff games have gone under the NFL betting total. Four of the last five New Orleans playoff games have gone over the football betting total. The last four times the Vikings and Saints have played, the game has gone over the total.