Today our calendars flip from November to December and the NFL has officially entered the home stretch of its regular season, with 5 games to go and 11 already in the books.
The Vikings finished their first 3 months of regular season action with an impressive 10-1 record, going 3-0 in September, 3-1 in October and 4-0 in November.
But as they finished up a 36-10 toasting of division rival Chicago last Sunday to wrap up their perfect month of November and complete a perfect 3-0 home stand coming out of the bye, Vikings players and coaches were more focused on what’s ahead than what they had just accomplished.
“You know what, we took care of the month of November,” Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress said during his postgame press conference. “It just kind of spring boards you into December. Good teams play good in November and December. You want to be ascending and I think we can continue to climb.”
Vikings All-Pro DT Kevin Williams echoed his coach’s sentiments in the locker room after the game.
“A lot of people say they remember December and January for what you do – they don’t remember September and October,” Williams explained. “We’re trying to get it rolling at the right time, and keep it hot and rolling and keep adding these wins on so we can roll into the playoffs.”
The Vikings month of December kicks off with an important NFC battle against the Arizona Cardinals on the road. Then they return home to play the Bengals on December 13 before consecutive road games at the Carolina Panthers on December 20 and at the Chicago Bears on December 28.
The Vikings wrap-up their season on January 3 at home against the New York Giants.
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