The Minnesota Vikings face the most daunting task of any NFL wild-card round winner in the divisional round.
The NFC’s No. 6 seed has one day fewer to prepare for the San Francisco 49ers, and it has to travel from New Orleans to Minnesota to the Bay Area in a six-day span.
The on-field challenges are difficult as well, as Kirk Cousins and Co. will be forced to navigate San Francisco’s pass rush, led by Nick Bosa, that is one of the most ferocious in the league.
Kyle Shanahan’s team has passed a majority of the tests thrown in its direction, and some of its offensive stars could thrive Saturday to propel it into the NFC Championship Game.