The Minnesota Vikings (11-5) secured their first NFC North division title since 2009 with a 20-13 win at Green Bay in Week 17. But after earning the No. 3 seed, the Vikings face a tough opening matchup in the NFC playoffs.
Since Green Bay couldn’t stop the Arizona juggernaut last Sunday in the desert, it must now conquer the Vikings for a second time in the season or end up consigned to a road trip during the first week of the postseason. It’s not the best situation for a team that was at one point 6-0 and presumably headed for big things.
The Minnesota Vikings (9-5) look to clinch a playoff spot in Sunday's primetime matchup against the New York Giants (6-8). The Vikings hold the first of two NFC wild card spots and are one game behind Green Bay for the division title. Minnesota would clinch a postseason spot with a win or tie, an Atlanta loss or tie or a Seattle win or tie.
The Minnesota Vikings (8-5) looked like one of the NFL's best teams before losing three of their last four games. But the Vikings still hold a two-game lead on a postseason spot and trail Green Bay by one game for the top spot in the NFC North .