The New York Giants were already in but had to wait to see where they would go next. They got their answer Sunday evening.
The sixth-seeded Giants (9-7-1) will face the third-seeded Minnesota Vikings (13-4) at U.S. Bank Stadium on Super Wild Card Weekend. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 15.
Full schedule for Super Wild Card Weekend:
Saturday, January 14
NFC: 4:30 PM - 7 Seattle at 2 San Francisco (FOX)
AFC: 8:15 PM - 5 Los Angeles Chargers at 4 Jacksonville (NBC, Peacock)
Sunday, January 15
AFC: 1:00 PM - 7 Miami at 2 Buffalo (CBS, Paramount+)
NFC: 4:30 PM - 6 New York Giants at 3 Minnesota (FOX)
AFC: 8:15 PM - 6 Baltimore at 3 Cincinnati (NBC, Peacock)
Monday, January 16
NFC: 8:15 PM - 5 Dallas at 4 Tampa Bay (ESPN/ABC, ESPN2-Manningcast, ESPN+)
With a commanding victory over the Indianapolis Colts in a win-and-in situation last week, the Giants clinched a playoff berth in the first season under coach Brian Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen. It will be their first trip to the postseason since 2016, when they finished 11-5 and secured the fifth seed as a wild card.
The 2022 Giants were locked into the sixth spot in the seven-team NFC playoff field heading into the regular-season finale and awaited either the 49ers or Vikings as their opponent in the first round.
The Giants will now make a return trip to Minneapolis this winter to play the Vikings, who clinched their first NFC North title since 2017. They have met three times in the postseason with the Giants winning in the 1993 Wild Card Round and, of course, the 41-point shutout in the 2000 NFC Championship Game. They met just two weeks ago at U.S. Bank Stadium, where Greg Joseph made a 61-yard field goal as time expired to beat the Giants 27-24.
View rare photos from the all-time series between the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings
Below is a snapshot at the matchup on Wild Card Weekend:
2022 Record: 13-4
Victories: GB, DET, NO (London), CHI x2, MIA, ARI, WAS, BUF (OT), NE, NYJ, IND (OT), NYG
Losses: PHI, DAL, DET, GB
Home Record: 8-1 at U.S. Bank Stadium
Giants Record vs. Vikings: 10-17 (2-1 postseason)
Last Meeting: Dec. 24, 2022 (Giants lost 27-24 at U.S. Bank Stadium)
Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 14, 2001 (Giants won NFC Championship 41-0)
View rare photos of the Giants' history playing on Wild Card Weekend in the NFL Playoffs.