As of just a few minutes ago, the path for the Minnesota Vikings to potentially be the #1 seed in the NFC playoffs was officially closed off.
On Monday Night Football, the Philadelphia Eagles won an ugly. . .and, boy howdy, do I mean ugly. . .game over the Oakland Raiders by a score of 19-10. That victory clinched the #1 seed in the NFC playoffs for the Eagles, meaning the road to the Super Bowl in the NFC, technically, runs through Philadelphia.
Though, after tonight’s performance, I’m not sure how scared or impressed anyone should be by that.
While the Vikings no longer have a shot at the #1 seed, they do have the inside track to the #2 seed in the NFC, as they can wrap that up with a victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium. There are some other scenarios that would wrap up the first-round bye for the Vikings, but that’s the most direct one.