Nov 25, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) with the ball during the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. The Bears won 28-10. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

Vikings playoff aspirations are still in reach


As of right now the Vikings are on the outside looking in as far as the wild card spot. The Seattle Seahawks and the Packers have those two spots locked up right now with a better head-to-head record. The Vikings could’ve have thrown a wrench into things with a win over the Bears, but we all know what happen there. The Vikings have lucked out though. Out of all the teams competing for the wild card spots, none of them won. The Seahawks lost in to the Dolphins with a last second field goal. The Packers lost big on Sunday night against the Giants and the Tampa Bay buccaneers were handed a loss by the Falcons. With week 12 gone the NFC wild card spots are still locked up by the Packers and Seahawks. The good news is that the Vikings, Seahawks and Buccaneers now have a record of 6-5. If the Vikings were able to win yesterday they would be in the playoffs as of today. I still may be reaching for this season to continue, but they still do have a shot. The Vikings are getting help from other teams. The problem is they need to help themselves. Somebody on the team needs to step up and take the reigns. Week in and week out the Vikings are a team that isn’t sure whether they want to be good or just wait for someone else to do it for them. With a 2-1 record against divisional rivals, the Vikings are still in good shape to make noise. Next up is the Packers. The packers have only two rushing TD’s all season and are struggling with protecting Rodgers. The Bears take on the Seahawks and the Buccaneers play the Broncos. The Vikings could gain a game on the Seahawks and Bucs with a win against the Packers. Like I said, the Vikings are getting help from the league…they just need to help themselves.

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  • PurpleNurple

    The Vikings are only going to go as far as their defense takes them. Relying on Ponder to lead that offense will only lead to more losses. Play some solid defense, ride AD and Gerhart and they’ll have a chance.