3 believable Minnesota Vikings playoff scenarios after Week 12

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What are some of the paths the Minnesota Vikings could take to get into the playoffs?

Thanks to some late-game heroics and a little bit of luck on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings are still in the hunt for one of the seven spots in the NFC playoff bracket this season.

Currently, the Vikings are just a game behind the Arizona Cardinals for the seventh and final playoff spot in the NFC. With five weeks left, Minnesota could take a variety of paths to the postseason this year.

The good news for the Vikings is that they have a fairly easy slate of opponents remaining on their schedule. According to ESPN’s most recent NFL Football Power Index, Minnesota has the 18th-hardest schedule during the next five weeks.

From now until the end of the season, there will probably be hundreds of playoff scenarios thrown around for a number of teams, including the Vikings. At this point, what are some of the most believable scenarios that would result with Minnesota earning a spot in the 2020 postseason?