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).
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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