Clarifying the Two Seed Issue

The Cardinals‘ rather stunning loss to the 49ers helped the Vikings in their quest to clinch the two seed in the NFC, but they still need a little more assistance if they want to sew that up this weekend.  And, once again, the team they’re looking to is the 49ers.

To make the clinch happen this weekend, the Vikes need to take care of their own business in Carolina, and have the Niners knock off the Eagles in Philadelphia.  The Niners upsetting the Cards and Eagles in back-to-back weeks would seem an unlikely outcome, but then again, these are the Eagles, a team that, like Arizona, is known to lay an egg from time-to-time.

In the end, of course, the Vikings control their own destiny.  They keep winning, they will secure the two seed.  And, if by some miracle the Saints should fall on their faces a couple times, the 1 seed is still within reach.

Packer fans probably want to point out that, technically, they’re still alive for the 2-seed too.  We all need dreams.

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  • jw nelson

    As far as the Packers go, they will more than likely be eliminated this weekend, they have their back against the wall and being that, thats only fitting, they still have two hard games to play and for that matter, they have to play Seattle who might be able to slap them around too.
    Right now the eveready rabbit is running for the Saints, but I believe they’ll get itchy and greedy really soon and end up with a loss or two leaving the Vikings taking over the #1 seed.

  • joe

    The pack can lose this week and still be likely to get wildcard spot – not that it would be a bid deal.

    Anything other than a #2 seed means the wildcard route, so it is not big deal if NO and vikes have the top seeds wrapped up.

    Loss or 2 does not give the vikes #1 seed.