They have 8 Conf games to play and we only have 7.
They have more opps to lose.
We could use some help from New England and hate to say it, Dallas!
ATL in ATL is another possibility.
9 Sun, Nov 8 Carolina 4:05 PM FOX
10 Sun, Nov 15 @ St. Louis 1:00 PM FOX
11 Sun, Nov 22 @ Tampa Bay 1:00 PM FOX
12 Mon, Nov 30 New England 8:30 PM ESPN
13 Sun, Dec 6 @ Washington 1:00 PM FOX
14 Sun, Dec 13 @ Atlanta 1:00 PM FOX
15 Sat, Dec 19 Dallas 8:20 PM NFLN
16 Sun, Dec 27 Tampa Bay 1:00 PM FOX
17 Sun, Jan 3 @ Carolina
So that's 14-2 with a 7-1 Conference record.
9 BYE WEEK
10 Sun, Nov 15 Detroit 1:00 PM FOX
11 Sun, Nov 22 Seattle 1:00 PM FOX
12 Sun, Nov 29 Chicago 1:00 PM FOX
13 Sun, Dec 6 @ Arizona 4:15 PM FOX
14 Sun, Dec 13 Cincinnati 1:00 PM CBS
15 Sun, Dec 20 @ Carolina 8:20 PM NBC
Loss 16 Mon, Dec 28 @ Chicago 8:30 PM ESPN
17 Sun, Jan 3 NY Giants 1:00 PM FOX
Also 14-2 with a 7-1 Conference record.
Here are the tie-breakers:
DETERMINING HOME-FIELD PRIORITY
To determine home-field priority among division titlists, apply Wild-Card tie breakers.
TO BREAK A TIE FOR THE WILD-CARD TEAM
If it is necessary to break ties to determine the two Wild-Card clubs from each conference, the following steps will be taken.
If the tied clubs are from the same division, apply division tie breaker.
If the tied clubs are from different divisions, apply the following steps.
Head-to-head, if applicable.
Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
Strength of victory.
Strength of schedule.
Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
Best net points in conference games.
Best net points in all games.
Best net touchdowns in all games.
Head-to-head, not applicable.
Conference records (in my scenario), tied.
Common games (in my scenario), tied - both would be 5-0.
Strength of victory.
[s]I'm assuming that means point differential in victories.
Currently, NO leads that category 119 to 80.
So the Vikings need to win some blowouts.
I think that starts next week with Detroit.[/s]