4 teams that could keep the Vikings out of the 2020 playoffs

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Los Angeles Rams

After a bit of a down year in 2019, the Rams are back to being one of the top teams in the NFC this season. Los Angeles won four of their first five games this year and they are now 7-3 after winning three of their last four matchups.

With the Seahawks struggling a bit recently, the Rams have been able to climb back into contention for the NFC West title. Plus, like Seattle, Los Angeles is only a game behind the New Orleans Saints for the top seed in the NFC.

With upcoming games against the San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots, and New York Jets, the Rams should be able to finish with at least 10 wins this season. With two matchups against the Arizona Cardinals and one more with the Seahawks though, getting enough victories to capture the division seems like it could be difficult.

But either way, it’s looking pretty likely that Los Angeles will end up in the playoffs this year and that just means there will be one less spot up for grabs for the Vikings.