Did everyone enjoy watching mustard defeat ketchup on Thursday Night Football?
For those that didn't watch, the St. Louis Rams defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 31-23 on Thursday night. This is good news for Minnesota Vikings fans because a Bucs win would have meant the Vikings couldn't clinch a postseason berth even if they beat Chicago on Sunday. But since Tampa Bay lost, the path to how the Vikings can make it in this week has been simplified.
However, it still isn't as simple as winning at TCF on Sunday. Three conditions need to be met in order for Minnesota to clinch a playoff spot:
- Win Sunday over the Bears; AND
- A loss by the Giants OR the Redskins; AND
- A loss by the Seahawks OR the Falcons.