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When The Goin’ Gets Tough…

Those pesky Packers just won’t die, will they?

The Packers just finished winning their fourth straight game.  They are now 8-4, only two games behind the Vikings in the NFC North, with the Vikings holding the advantage should they tie. 

The Vikings remaining schedule consists of hosting Cincinnati (9-3), going to Carolina (5-7), going to Chicago (5-7), and hosting the Giants (7-5).

The Packers remaining schedule consists of going to Chicago (5-7), going to Pittsburgh (6-6), hosting Seattle (5-7), and going to Arizona (8-4).

So the good news is that the Packers would need to win three of four and the Vikings would need to lose three of four in order for the Pack to catch us.

The bad news is that the Packers have hit their stride and the Vikings suffered a momentum-killing loss to the Cardinals.

Bottom line?  In a week when the Vikings could have been celebrating a clinch of the NFC North, they are instead in a position where they have to defend their status atop the division.

In the conference standing, the Vikings have fallen two games back on the Saints (damn ‘Skins!) but still hold the tiebreaker should they somehow catch up.  As far as winning a first round bye in the playoffs, the Vikings need to fend off the Cardinals, Cowboys, Eagles, and Packers who al sit two games back at 8-4.

If the season ended today, the Vikings get a first round playoff bye, and they would play the winner of a game between the Eagles and Cowboys.  The Saints would play the winner between the Cardinals and Packers.

Bottom line here?  The Vikings would be best served by winning at least three of their last four games. 

The going has gotten tougher, and now it’s time for the tough to get going again.

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4 Responses to “When The Goin’ Gets Tough…”

  1. bigjohnny84 says:

    It would’ve been to easy to just beat the Cards. I’ll bet it comes down to the last game of the season, like it always does. At least we dont have to wory about Chilis extension

  2. Purple Charlie says:

    You have to have skin like a Wart Hog to be a Vikings fan, If you think of all the years past,The 98 Vikings was the only team to finish the wondering early…

  3. bigjohnny84 says:

    Charlie, I would prefer not to have skin like a wart hog. How about just haven an iron stomach.

  4. Purple Charlie says:

    Sounds Good Bud,

    Oh… and Nerves of Steel too!!!

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