The Vikings haven't lost since they put Justin Jefferson on injured reserve. They've won two straight games after putting Kirk Cousins on IR, and because of a five-game win streak, they're very much a factor in the NFC playoff race.
They improved to 6-4 with a 27-19 win over the Saints on Sunday, building a 24-point lead early in the third quarter and hanging on for the victory
The Vikings walked off to a standing ovation at halftime, with their 21-point lead the biggest halftime margin they'd built under Kevin O'Connell. They went up 27-3 with a field goal early in the second half, but punted on three of their next four drives with Greg Joseph missing a 54-yard field goal wide right on the other drive.