Vikings Are the #6 Seed In the NFC As Of Now

Dec 16, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) warms up before a game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Late season playoff scenarios are as complicated as anything featured in any physics textbook. But let me break things down to their simplest form. As of right now, the Vikings are in the playoffs as the #6 seed in the NFC. Here’s the explanation taken word-for-word from ESPN’s playoff tracker:

Wins tie break over Dallas based on best win percentage in conference games. Division tie break was initially used to eliminate NY Giants (Dallas wins tie break over NY Giants based on best win percentage in division games). Division tie break was initially used to eliminate Chicago (Minnesota wins tie break over Chicago based on best win percentage in division games).

Got it?

Yeah, me either. But really, here’s all we need to know. The Vikings need to keep winning. Lose one more game and none of this matters. So, beat Houston next week and see what happens. Nothing to it right?

Okay, maybe it seems like a long-shot. But when you have Adrian Peterson on your team? Anything is possible.

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  • Kent Karlson

    Its a quirk of the tiebreakers. Even tho the Vikings have a higher standing than the Giants now, if both win out, the Giants will have a higher standing.

  • PC1960

    I’ve never said this before but… Go Ravens?