6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings loss to the Bengals in Week 15

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Vikings takeaway No. 6

Are the Minnesota Vikings a playoff team?

It would be pretty cool if the Minnesota Vikings still made the playoffs despite all the issues that they have faced this season, But the question has to be asked if they should be in the postseason or if it's just a nice thought.

Minnesota has only won one of their last four games and that game was not won in a convincing manner at all. They are making so many mistakes and when opposing teams take advantage of them, the Vikings don't have a good chance of winning.

The Vikings will still fight hard in their final three games, which are two games against the Detroit Lions and one against the Green Bay Packers. Minnesota will need to get their act together if they want to be taken seriously.


Fans of the Minnesota Vikings know what a roller coaster this franchise is, so nobody should be surprised that this season has brought so much drama. But it would be fun to see them finish the season strong against division foes and see what they could do in the postseason with zero expectations.

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