• Playoff scenarios: Win and in for Vikings

    Summary of 7 articles · Updated Dec 24, 2012
    Sunday's late afternoon games are complete and we can dramatically simplify our earlier playoff scenarios The upshot: The Minnesota Vikings control their playoff destiny and the Chicago Bears will be gasp! huge Green Bay Packers fans this week. The Vikings’ final two opponents for 2013 will be set following Sunday’s game. If they lose to the Packers, the Vikings can get in at 9-7 if the following results occur in Week 17: For the Bears to advance, they must beat the Lions at Ford Field and have the Vikings lose to the Packers. But after seeing the Vikings win, the Bears didn’t exactly falter in a do-or-die situation, either. The Giants then played host to the Falcons the first week of the playoffs, winning 24-2, before going on to win two road games, against the Packers 37-20 and the 49ers 20-17, before beating the Patriots 21-17 in the Super Bowl.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Vikings' 2013 opponents nearly set

      The Vikings will play teams from the NFC East and AFC North.
  • Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    After the Minnesota Vikings' 23-6 victory over the Houston Texans, here are three issues that merit further examination: I agree with Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway. Sunday was the most impressive defensive performance from this team in a long time. D…
    Source: ESPN.com
  • BBAO: Bears rooting for Packers!!!

    We're Black and Blue All Over: So the stage is set for a wild conclusion to the 2012 season here in the NFC North. We know that the Green Bay Packers are still competing for a first-round playoff bye. The Minnesota Vikings have been handed a win-and-in …
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Bears need another win next week - and to cheer for the Packers!?

      As painful as those words might be for the Bears and their fans, cheering for the Green Bay Packers is what they have to do after saving their playoff chances with a decisive 28-13 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
      Source: suntimes.com
  • Sid Hartman: Vikings look to become latest to get hot at right time

     They have won three in a row and want to duplicate what the Packers and Giants did the past two postseasons.

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