Tarkenton: Vikes can win out and make playoffs

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Former Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton understands the Vikings will need some help to reach the playoffs, but he believes "it can happen." In his latest column in the Pioneer Press, Tarkenton notes that every team Minnesota trails has problems that could make closing the season with wins difficult. In his words, "hope is alive."

Since 12 teams reach the playoffs, the latest NFL power rankings don't elude to the Vikings being one of those lucky 12 squads.

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