4 games that will impact the Vikings playoff chances in Week 14

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Game 4:

New England Patriots at Los Angeles Rams

  • Game Time: Thursday, 7:20 pm CT (FOX)
  • Who Needs to Win: Patriots

Depending on who you think will win the NFC West, it could either be the Rams or the Seahawks that end up with the No. 4 spot in the NFC. Only one of these teams can win their division, leaving the other to have one of the three wild-card spots in the postseason.

Both Seattle and Los Angeles are sitting at 8-4 heading into Week 14. However, rooting for the New York Jets to beat the Seahawks isn’t something that seems worth doing. Sure, it could happen, but it is highly unlikely.

Meanwhile, the Rams have won three of their last four games, and they still have Seattle and the Cardinals left on their schedule. Those matchups will be a challenge for Jared Goff and company, and hopefully, one of these games will result in a loss since they are sure to beat the Jets in Week 15.

On the other hand, the Seahawks still have one team left on their schedule with a winning record, meaning they very well could end up with a record of 11-5 to end the season and win the NFC West.

Which other games will you be keeping a close eye on during Week 14? And how many of these games do you believe could end up helping the Vikings move towards the playoffs? Let us know in the comments.