The Minnesota Vikings (10-6) look for another playoff win against the San Francisco 49ers (13-3). The head to head record between these two teams is 23-23-1 overall. But when it comes to the playoffs, Vikings have beat the 49ers just one time. Hopefully this year is just like 1988 when the Vikings upset the Saints in the wildcard, then went to San Francisco and upset the 49ers.

Both teams have a strong run games, can put up points and stop opponents from scoring touchdowns. The Vikings won their last meeting in 2018 but this is a different and better 49ers team that is very well-balanced.

All reports are that Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs will play, but the defensive secondary is dealing with injuries again this week.

The QB's: Kirk Cousins goes for his second career playoff victory today and is 7-30 against teams with a winning record. This will be Jimmy Garoppolo's first playoff game.

Key matchup's to watch: Richard Sherman vs Diggs/Thielen, Emmanuel Sanders vs Rhodes/Waynes and George Kittle vs whoever has to cover him.

Here's how each team matches up:

Vikings Offensive Ranks:
Total Offense #16 - 353.5 ypg
Rushing #6 - 133.3 ypg
Passing #23 - 220.2 ypg

49ers Offensive Ranks:
Total Offense #4 - 381.1 ypg
Rushing #2 - 144.1 ypg
Passing #13 - 237 ypg

Vikings Defensive Ranks:
Total Defense: #14 - 341.6 ypg
Rushing: #13 - 108 ypg
Passing: #15 - 233.6 ypg

49ers Defensive Ranks:
Total Defense: #2 - 281.8 ypg
Rushing: #17 - 112.6 ypg
Passing: #1 - 169.2

Points per game: Vikings - 25.4 (#8)  / 49ers - 29.9 (#2)
Points allowed per game: Vikings - 18.9 (#5)  / 49ers 19.4 (#8)

Last 5 games (Vikings)
1/5: @ New Orleans  W 26-20
12/29: Chicago  L 21-19
12/23:  Green Bay    L 23-10
12/15: @ Los Angeles Chargers  W 39-10
12/8: Detroit  W 20-7

Last 5 games (49ers)

12/29: @ Seattle   W 26-21
12/21: Los Angeles Rams  W 34-31
12/15: Atlanta   L 29-22
12/8: @ New Orleans   W 48-46
12/1: @ Baltimore   L 20-17

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Vikings Inactive/Injury Report
Out: CB Jayron Kearse
Questionable: Adam Thielen
IR: CB Mackensie Alexander

49ers Inactive/Injury Report
Questionable: 
DE Dee Ford
IR: OL Kentavius Street

The Odds: San Fransico 49ers favored by 7 and the Over/Under is 44.5

Kickoff: 3:35 PM
TV: NBC

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