NFC North down to Vikings and Lions as Packers are eliminated

NFC North down to Vikings and Lions as Packers are eliminated

The Vikings and Lions will meet in Detroit next Sunday (Dec. 11.

The NFC North is down to the Vikings and Lions.

Minnesota (10-2) beat the Jets and the Lions (5-7) defeated the Jaguars Sunday, while the Packers (5-8) topped the Bears (3-10). Despite the win, Green Bay was eliminated from NFC North contention because they can’t reach 10 wins to catch the Vikings. The Bears were eliminated last week from the North.

Detroit has five games to go, meaning they have to win out and have the Vikings lose out to have a chance to finished tied with Minnesota at 10-7. The two meet in Detroit next Sunday, Dec. 11, and a win or tie for the Vikings will clinch the division.

If Detroit wins, attention will turn to Week 15 when the Vikings host the Colts and the Lions go to New York to face the Jets.

Could they win? It’s not easy, but it’s possible.

  • Week 14: vs. Vikings (10-2)
  • Week 15: at Jets (7-5)
  • Week 16: at Panthers
  • Week 17: vs. Bears (3-10)
  • Week 18: at Packers (5-8)

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Minnesota just needs a win or a Lions loss/tie to clinch the division. Their remaining schedule:

  • Week 14: at Lions (5-7)
  • Week 15: vs. Colts (4-7-1)
  • Week 16: vs. Giants (7-4-1)
  • Week 17: at Packers (5-8)
  • Week 18: at Bears (3-10)

Meanwhile, the Vikings have heavy interest in how the Eagles (11-1) because they’re in a two-horse race for the No. The NFC’s No. 1 seed. The remaining schedule for Philly is full of opponents still in contention for a playoff spot (yes, even Saints).

  • Week 14: at Giants (7-4-1)
  • Week 15: at Bears (3-10)
  • Week 16: at Cowboys (8-3)
  • Week 17: vs. Saints (4-8)
  • Week 18: vs. Giants (7-4-1)

Philly beat Minnesota in Week 2 so they’ll own the tiebreaker in the event that they finish with equal records. The No. The No. The No. 2 seed will host it. 7 seed.

If the playoffs began today, the Vikings will be the No. The Washington Commanders (7-5-1), will be hosting the 2 seeded team.

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