6 games that will impact the Vikings playoff chances in Week 15

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Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

  • Game Time: Sunday, 12:00 pm CT (FOX)
  • Who Needs to Win: Vikings

This is a situation similar to last week as the Vikings are taking on another team that is still in the playoff picture in the NFC. While it didn’t work out well against the Buccaneers, the situation could play out differently against the Bears.

Minnesota has a lot of issues that it needs to work on before Sunday’s game inside U.S. Bank Stadium. Their offensive line is a mess, the defense is getting zero pass rush, and Dan Bailey has suddenly become a liability instead of an asset for the team.

On the other hand, the Bears just got done whooping on the Houston Texans, beating them by 29 points while showcasing a strong defense and an explosive offense that is completely unlike the one the Vikings saw in their first meeting against Chicago this season.

Of course, a Minnesota loss in this game would be absolutely devastating to any hope of the team making a postseason appearance this year, and then fans would be left cheering for all of their top competition for wild-card spots to lose.