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

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Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals

Game Time: Sunday, 3:05 pm CT (FOX)
Who Needs to Win: Eagles

Someone has to win the NFC East. At one time, that looked as though it was going to be the Eagles. Before last week’s win over the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia suffered four tough losses in a row. But heading into Week 15, they look like a different team with new energy now that Jalen Hurts is their quarterback. Despite that, it still looks like Washington or the New York Giants will be taking that division.

The fact that the Eagles seem to be on the upswing is a good thing since they are taking on the Cardinals this week. Heading into Week 15, Arizona has a 7-6 record and sits in the seventh and final spot in the NFC playoff picture.

Since the Vikings lost the ability to control their own destiny after losing to Tampa Bay, they will need at least one of the two teams currently above them in the NFC standings to lose a game or two if they want to jump back into the bracket.

It might be a little hard for Minnesota fans to cheer for Philadelphia considering the history between these two franchises and some bitter feelings likely coming from many Vikings fans, but it’s all for the greater good.