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The Minnesota Vikings can greatly improve their chances of making the playoffs by beating the Houston Texans on Sunday and the Green Bay Packers in Week 17. It still needs some help to claim the final spot in the postseason, but the easiest way to make it is by winning.
The Minnesota Vikings are chasing six teams in the NFC playoff chase while five other teams are within two games. The Vikings need some help Sunday and it can feel a whole lot better about its postseason situation.
The Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers form the NFL’s best division. The Bears sit atop the standings, but have issues with its offense. The Packers won the division last season, but the defense remains its weak link. The Vikings and Adrian Peterson are one of the best stories in the league, but do they have enough to make the playoffs. The Lions remain in the hunt, but can they get hot and catch the teams ahead of them.
The Minnesota Vikings missed on a chance to be just the third team in the NFL to win six games this season. The Vikings need to be focused on ways to get better not the playoffs, but here are the scenarios that impact the team’s place in the standings.
The Minnesota Vikings host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in its first Thursday night game since September of 2010. The Vikings will enter the game as the favorite at home, two things that bode well for the purple. The key will be stopping passing duo Josh Freeman and Vincent Jackson.
Football is back, and not a moment too soon. Here are the five must-watch match-ups for the upcoming 2012 NFL season.
Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin will rejoin the Green Bay Packers for Sunday’s divisional playoff game against the New York Giants after spending the week away from the team to mourn the death of his son.
The New York Giants took advantage of Brett Favre standing on the sideline as Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw had long runs in a 21-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night.
During Saturday’s blizzard, Vikings fans eyed the skies with uncertainty until the call was made that the New York Giants wouldn’t be flying into Minneapolis in time for Sunday’s game. Then, in a metaphor for deflating spirits, snow collapsed the roof of the Metrodome.
It took a little more than two hours to give away free tickets to tonight’s Vikings-Giants game in Detroit.
The Minnesota Vikings’ long push for a new stadium has been stuck in neutral for more than a decade, but scary images of the Metrodome’s wrecked roof might accelerate the process.
The rescheduled and relocated Giants-Vikings game will be broadcast in the teams’ home markets and on the NFL’s satellite TV package.
FOX Sports cameras were inside the Metrodome this morning when the roof collapsed like a gigantic souffle gone bad. Watch (and hear) the carnage here.
The Minnesota Vikings say Brett Favre is still a game-time decision for their postponed matchup with the New York Giants in Detroit on Monday night.
The weight of all the snow that fell Saturday has caused the roof of the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis to collapse.