so I drew up this flowchart to document our possible paths to the playoffs. This is assuming that 8-8 does NOT make the playoffs, because I'm pretty darn sure that it won't. I couldn't exactly figure out how to get the picture embedded in this post, so I have a link posted below.
sorry that I fail at internet-ness.
Our chances look really good (at least to me) if we win out, and absolutely horrid if we do not. If you're just joining me, and/or can't open the link, we need to pull for every team that plays the Giants, Cowboys, Bears and Seahawks. Nothing extremely new here.
Our most likely chance at making the playoffs is for us to win out and have the Giants lose to Baltimore.
Most of the information is in the flowchart (which is a lot harder to make than I thought it'd be) and I don't want to limit this to a fanshot (no one reads those) so I'll just throw in the lyrics to our fight song.
Skol Vikings, let's win this game,
Skol Vikings, honor your name,
Go get that first down,
Then get a touchdown.
Rock 'em . . . Sock 'em
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
Go Vikings, run up the score,
You'll hear us yell for more. . .
Skol, Vikings, let's go!
EDIT: I messed up the first time, sorry. But I've fixed it and you'll see two versions of the flowchart in the comments. The second is the one that is most accurate.