The Vikings won’t be in action today, but there is a full slate of NFL games and plenty of developments for Vikings fans to watch. The Packers, for example, will continue their quest to earn an NFC wild card today by hosting the Seattle Seahawks.
Here are a few other Vikings-related storylines to watch today…
– The Vikings can clinch the #2 seed in the NFC playoffs this week with a win over the Bears on Monday night AND a Philadelphia Eagles loss or tie. The Eagles are hosting Denver this afternoon, with kickoff scheduled for 3:15 CT.
– The NY Giants are fighting with the Packers for an NFC wild card and they need to win today to keep pace and have their game next week against the Vikings have playoff implications. It’s impossible to be sure at this point, but there’s a chance next week’s Vikings-Giants game will have huge implications in the playoffs, with the Vikings needing a win to keep the #2 seed and the Giants needing a win to make the playoffs.
– The Vikings enter Week 16 with 43.0 sacks, more than any other team in the NFL. The 2 teams closest to the Vikings are Miami and Pittsburgh, with 40.0 each, and Philadelphia is just 4 behind at 39.0. In noon CT kickoffs, Miami hosts Houston and Pittsburgh hosts Baltimore while the Eagles host the Broncos at 3:15.
– RB Adrian Peterson currently is tied with Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew for rushing TDs (15). Today Jones-Drew and the Jaguars are at New England for a noon CT kickoff.
– DE Jared Allen enters Week 16 trailing Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil by 1.5 sacks for the NFL lead. Allen has 13.5 with 2 games to play and Dumervil has 15.0. Dumervil and the Broncos are at Philadelphia today for a 3:15 CT kickoff.
– WR Sidney Rice currently sits atop the receiving yards leader board in the NFC with 1,144, just 6 yards ahead of Cowboys WR Miles Austin. Oddly, Rice is 1st in the NFC but just 6th in the NFL in receiving yards because 5 AFC players – Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne, Wes Welker, Vincent Jackson and Antonio Gates – have more receiving yards. Austin and the Cowboys play tonight on Sunday Night Football against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field.
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