3 games that will impact the Vikings playoff chances in Week 16

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The Minnesota Vikings are still alive in the playoff hunt, but just barely.

Two weeks ago, the Minnesota Vikings controlled their own destiny when it came to a playoff appearance. Since then, nothing has really gone the Vikings‘ way and after two losses, the team faces a highly improbable route to the postseason.

With the current odds of Minnesota making a playoff appearance at only two percent, they will need a lot of help from two other teams that are also hoping to grab that seventh and final spot in the NFC this year.

The scenarios for the purple and gold to actually make the playoffs are extremely limited. In fact, there is only one real path left for the Vikings as they head into the final two weeks of the 2020 season.

Let’s take a look at the three games Minnesota fans need to watch in Week 16 while rooting for the nearly impossible to happen and the team to actually claim that final spot in the NFC playoff bracket.