Looking back at our schedule, I think we only botched one game, and that was Tampa Bay in week one. If we had won that game we would be 7-4 and in control of a wild card spot currently.
Unfortunately, we lost that game and fact is we just cannot afford to lose anymore games to a team that is worse record-wise than us. That means @ DET, STL, and @ BAL are all must win games.
Moreover, I thought that just the upset of NYG would be enough, but the Bears are streaking also. I have no idea how they beat both Carolina and Tampa. They are so hot that is almost looks like we have a better chance to take a wild card. Unless the bears lose to the Steelers and the Falcons, we won't have a chance at the division.
So we have two options:
1. Hope the bears lose steam and upset them in week 17
2. Root hard for whoever the Giants, Bucs, and Falcons are playing and hope to steal a wild card.
Either way, 9-7 won't cut it. We have to finish 4-1 down the stretch, meaning Minnesota would go on a 9-2 run to finish the season. Given our horrendous start, that would be magical.