3 Vikings players that could doom the team’s 2020 playoff hopes

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Which members of the Minnesota Vikings could cause the team to miss the playoffs?

Less than two months after they were embarrassed by a winless Atlanta Falcons inside their home stadium, the Minnesota Vikings got their season back on track and they now find themselves in the middle of the NFC playoff race.

Through Week 13, the Vikings are sitting at 6-6 after winning five of their last six games. With four more matchups left on their schedule, Minnesota is currently in possession of the seventh and final playoff spot in the NFC.

But a lot can change in four weeks and that’s why the Vikings need to continue their second-half surge in order to actually clinch a postseason berth. Minnesota has one of the toughest remaining schedules in the NFL, so their road to the playoffs isn’t expected to be an easy one.

Aside from their remaining four opponents, there are some current Vikings players that could get in the way of the team qualifying for this year’s postseason. These are guys that have already made multiple mistakes this season and if their blunders continue, Minnesota could be left on the outside of the playoffs.

So of all the Vikings players on the team’s current roster, who are some that could get in the way of the purple and gold playing extra football after Week 17?