Figuring out playoff scenarios is like doing math: too hard for an idiot like me.
Thankfully, NFL Director of Media Relations Michael Signora has a twitter feed through which he sends out all the official scenarios as calculated by the brilliant minds at the NFL. These scenarios are 100% guaranteed to be accurate.
This weekend, the scenarios are in play for the 10-1 Vikings.
Should the Vikings defeat the (probably Warner-less) Cardinals, they would clinch a playoff spot for the second straight season. Should the Vikes win and the Packers lose to the Ravens, the Vikes would clinch the NFC North, by virtue of their massive tiebreaker advantage.
Once the Vikes clinch, we can begin thinking about seeding. Given the way the Saints handled the Patriots last night, it seems a long-shot that the Vikings could leapfrog them into the #1 seed. But grabbing the #2 seed and a first round bye? That seems just about in the bag for the Purple.