5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Los Angeles Rams – Week 16

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It’s another must-win game for the Minnesota Vikings when they host the Los Angeles Rams in Week 16.

At this point of the season, the Minnesota Vikings have to win by any means necessary. Last week’s victory over the Chicago Bears wasn’t pretty, but it helped them move into the seventh and final playoff spot in the NFC. With three games to go, the Vikings control their own destiny, but a trip to the playoffs isn’t automatic.

To get in, the Vikings will have to at least win two of three games, including a pair of NFC playoff contenders. The first of those games is on Sunday when they host the Los Angeles Rams at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Rams have had plenty of highs and lows this season, but at 10-4, they are in the race for the NFC West title. Such is the plan for a team that chose to acquire established veterans rather than take their chances in the draft and that could result in two aggressive teams clashing on Sunday.

Like any game, it’s hard to predict anything when the Vikings take the field. But we’ll give you our five bold predictions to see if they can keep their playoff dreams alive.