The silver lining? In a year where everything has changed, at least the Vikings haven't.
So you're saying there's a chance...
Let's hope it doesn't require a Christmas miracle against the Saints.
Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.
If the playoffs started today, the Vikings would face the Packers in the first round.
The key for Minnesota likely requires winning on the road against two top NFC teams.
If they Vikings win out, the worst they can get is the No. 5 seed.
Would your rather the Vikings face the 49ers, Packers, Seahawks or Saints?
The No. 1 is still within reach, but it would take a miracle.
The Rams own the key tiebreakers over the Vikings.
There could be a bunch of teams that finish with 12 wins.
Suddenly, the Rams are breathing down the Vikings' neck.
If the Vikings don't win the division, it would do them well to get the 1st wild card.