NFC playoff picture: Getting tighter at the top

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The 49ers lost their first game of the year on Monday night, which didn’t knock them from the top perch in the NFC playoff picture but did make things tighter in the race for the No. 1 seed in the conference.

A win would have left them two games up on the Packers and Saints in the loss column and three games up on the Seahawks on the same front. All three of those teams are right on the 49ers’ tails now, however.

Here’s how the entire NFC playoff picture looks with Week 10 in the books.

LEADERS
1. 49ers (8-1) Monday night’s loss cost them a chance at a commanding lead in the NFC West, but they remain in front of both conference and division.

2. Packers (8-2) They rebounded from a bad loss and have a week off to prepare for their shot at the 49ers.

3. Saints (7-2) An upset loss to the Falcons stings less thanks to losses by the 49ers and Panthers.

4. Cowboys (5-4) Sunday night’s loss to the Vikings sets up a tense stretch run in Dallas.

5. Seahawks (8-2) They get a well-timed bye after playing 70 minutes that kept their hopes of a division title alive.

6. Vikings (7-3) Winning on Sunday night has solidified Minnesota’s Wild Card edge with six games left on the slate.

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
7. Rams (5-4) The Rams are home the next two weeks, but injuries are mounting at the wrong time for last year’s NFC champs.

8. Eagles (5-4) A loss by the Cowboys put them back into a horse race for the division title, but they’ll need to beat the Patriots this week to fully take advantage.

9. Panthers (5-4) They’ll need to guard against the kind of letdown against the Falcons that the Saints experienced in Week 10.

10. Bears (4-5) They got a much needed win on Sunday and will need another one against the Rams this week to fan their remaining playoff hopes.

11. Lions (3-5-1) Matthew Stafford‘s health will have a lot to do with the Lions’ chances of making any late push.

12. Cardinals (3-6-1) If they don’t beat the 49ers this week, playoff dreams will be on hold until next year.

13. Buccaneers (3-6) Snapped a four-game losing streak in Week 10, but they likely have dug themselves too deep a hole this season.

14. Falcons (2-7) Games against the Panthers, Saints and 49ers will allow them to have a hand in the playoff race after falling out of it.

15. Giants (2-8) The draft order is of more significance than the playoff picture.

16. Washington (1-8) The rest of the year will be about evaluating rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

91 responses to “NFC playoff picture: Getting tighter at the top

  1. Seattle likely to win the division now after brain cramp by SF coach. Run a draw on first or second down, if it doesn’t pop go into victory formation. Seattle had no time outs and never should have seen the ball. SF should wake up on Tuesday morning with a divisional game and a half lead, not half game lead.

  2. “As long as Green Bay has the stripes on their side, they should be favorites for the NFC.”

    If the Packers have the refs on their side its something every teams fans would love to see for their teams. hopefully the refs continue to be good to the Packers all the way through the Super Bowl but if they dont the Packers have the talent to get there on their own without any help from the refs.

  3. “As long as Green Bay has the stripes on their side, they should be favorites for the NFC.”
    __________

    You people are pathetic. Do you really believe that the referees favor one team over another? I didn’t realize that so many people were homeschooled.

  4. jacunn2000 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 8:10 am
    Dallas will get to the playoffs and lose in the first round.
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    And next year they will walk around with swagger like they lost in the Super Bowl or something. Like they are trying to pretend that they didn’t go one and done. And the fans and media buy it. They are like the modern day Peyton Manning lead Colts.

  5. I have qualms about the Vikings secondary and honestly their back 7 as a whole. They are getting picked apart every week. I mean Cook is fantastic and their front 4 is very good, but that secondary is getting lit up.

  6. erinrodgersreachednirvana says:
    November 12, 2019 at 8:59 am
    I have qualms about the Vikings secondary and honestly their back 7 as a whole. They are getting picked apart every week. I mean Cook is fantastic and their front 4 is very good, but that secondary is getting lit up
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@222

    The Vikings are in the middle of the pack giving up 241 passing yards per game and the reason for that is teams cannot run on the Vikings so they pass. I mean honestly the team that needs help on their pass defense is the packers, who are woefully behind the Vikings and near the bottom of every defensive category. That is all.

  7. If any team out of this would be one and done, it’s the Vikings, who have one playoff win this decade, which took an absolute miracle, and a QB that isn’t terrible in big games.

  8. Packer fans who can’t see their team consistently gets favored calls by the Refs are clueless. The NFL loves propping up and marketing star QBs…..and you’ve all had the great fortune of having back-to-back HOF’s the past 25+ years.

    Yes…consciously or unconsciously, the Refs baby your QBs and always ensure they have a chance to perform. I’ve seen a line get away with holding like they do.

  9. My crystal ball based on who is playing at the highest level now with least injuries is the vikes and ravens in the sb.
    Pats don’t have the team, Seattle will be contenders, Niners and Packers will fade.or flop in playoffs and Dallas isn’t that good yet.

  10. At this rate I expect Dallas to win the NFCE title at 8-8. Not sure if that’s more embarrassing for the Cowboys or for the rest of the division.

  11. flviking says:

    The Vikings are in the middle of the pack giving up 241 passing yards per game….
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    The Vikings strength of victory is .367. Green Bay’s SOV is .520. Green bay also beat 7 of the top 10 defenses in the league this year. Big differences.

  12. I can never tell if the NFC East is one the most competitive divisions or just one of the worst. I think the answer is yes.

  13. I mean honestly the team that needs help on their pass defense is the packers, who are woefully behind the Vikings and near the bottom of every defensive category
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    There you go! That should take the sting off not winning the division.

    There’s only one stat that matters. Wins.

  14. cardinealsfan20 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 8:49 am

    “As long as Green Bay has the stripes on their side, they should be favorites for the NFC.”
    __________

    You people are pathetic. Do you really believe that the referees favor one team over another? I didn’t realize that so many people were homeschooled.
    _____________

    Oh, because home-schooled people are stupid? You really should look at mean standardized test scores, percentage of college graduates, and general success in life compared to public school before denigrating this mode of education.

  15. flviking says:
    November 12, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I mean honestly the team that needs help on their pass defense is the packers, who are woefully behind the Vikings and near the bottom of every defensive category. That is all.
    ________

    Yes, but not the most important category, wins.
    And the Vikings still languish woefully behind the Packers by 2 games.
    That is all.

  16. SWFLPC.INC says:
    November 12, 2019 at 9:03 am
    Dallas is leading the division at 5-4? Talk about a cream-puff division…..

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    Aren’t you a Patriots fan? With the Jets, Dolphins, and Bills in the division how can you call another division cream puffs?

  17. You’ve got to be kidding us with this BS rating-how do you drop a Buffalo team with a better record than more than half of the teams listed out of the top ten predicated on a loss to a team that played in desperation as well as a questionable team of officials.Poor judgement

  18. I’ll take yards over TDs and Wins any day. It’s the only way my team looks better than the Packers, and in the end, everyone will remember how many yards the Packers allowed rather than little things like “who won the division” and “which team could beat a third string QB.”

  19. I have never bought into the juvenile “refs on their side” argument, which is not really an argument bc the clowns spouting it don’t believe their own press. They wish it were true and wish you would believe it when it’s NOT.

    Having said that, the refs have always played favorites with Green Bay. That EVERYONE knows deep down.

  20. If you know anything at all, its the teams the run the ball the best and have a defenses that is dominate the make deep runs into the playoffs. Zim challenged Dallas Sunday by making Dak try to beat us with his arm and stopping Zeke. Eating up clock with a solid running game keeps the other teams offense off the field. With Minnesota and if Capt Kirk keeps playing the way he has. I health AT 19 in the mix…….pick your poison

  21. Wow that San Fran game is going to be huge for the Packers. Win and we’re at the top of the NFC and in great shape for a first round bye and home field advantage throughout. With the exception of this game and @ MN, the schedule is pretty easy. Hope they come up with a good plan over the bye week.

  22. Having said that, the refs have always played favorites with Green Bay. That EVERYONE knows deep down.
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    Where were they the last two seasons? Funny how it’s only a storyline when we are winning.

    I’ll admit the refs have been very cautious with AR since the Barr cheapshot but disagree with any favoritism beyond that. The refs are just incompetent. They called a horrible opi in Lazard negating a third down pickup for us. They missed an intentional grounding that would’ve stopped a Panthers drive. They called a very questionable offsides on Smith (his feet never moved, he just lurched a bit) to extend the most important Panther drive in the game. For some reason though, all anyone is talking about is the bad roughing call.

  23. “As long as Green Bay has the stripes on their side, they should be favorites for the NFC.”

    Considering the refs handed the Packers their first lost this season in that game against the Eagles, (Barnett not ejected, the egregious missed pass interference call while the Packers were driving) I fail to see the legitimacy of this comment.

  24. billh1947 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 8:45 am
    “As long as Green Bay has the stripes on their side, they should be favorites for the NFC.”

    If the Packers have the refs on their side its something every teams fans would love to see for their teams. hopefully the refs continue to be good to the Packers all the way through the Super Bowl but if they dont the Packers have the talent to get there on their own without any help from the refs.
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    No, they don’t.

    cardinealsfan20 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 8:49 am
    “As long as Green Bay has the stripes on their side, they should be favorites for the NFC.”
    __________

    You people are pathetic. Do you really believe that the referees favor one team over another? I didn’t realize that so many people were homeschooled.
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    Yes, they do.

  25. It’s interesting that 5 of 6 NFC playoff games have put up a real stinker at some point this season. San Fran hasn’t but they are at the start of a very tough 5-game stretch. A lot of very good teams, but maybe not 1 GREAT team. Looking at remaining schedules, it hard to envision GB being less than 13-3 and a #1 seed. The other teams have tougher looking schedules and it’s easy to find 2 or 3 potential losses for most of them. Should be a fun stretch run in the NFC.

  26. schism321 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 10:30 am
    SWFLPC.INC says:
    November 12, 2019 at 9:03 am
    Dallas is leading the division at 5-4? Talk about a cream-puff division…..

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    Aren’t you a Patriots fan? With the Jets, Dolphins, and Bills in the division how can you call another division cream puffs?

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    Nope….Dolphins fan. And keep in mind, those Jets just beat the Cowboys a few weeks ago…

  27. general47 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 10:35 am
    You’ve got to be kidding us with this BS rating-how do you drop a Buffalo team with a better record than more than half of the teams listed out of the top ten predicated on a loss to a team that played in desperation as well as a questionable team of officials.Poor judgement
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    Wow, you don’t pay attention on multiple points. Buffalo is an AFC team, and these are the NFC standings. Not ratings. WOW!

  28. Wafflestomp says:
    November 12, 2019 at 10:25 am
    flviking says:
    November 12, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I mean honestly the team that needs help on their pass defense is the packers, who are woefully behind the Vikings and near the bottom of every defensive category. That is all.
    ________

    Yes, but not the most important category, wins.
    And the Vikings still languish woefully behind the Packers by 2 games.
    That is all.
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    Would you like a chance to see it before I write it? Go ahead…………………

    So 8-7=2? Wisconsin math folks.

    That is all.

  29. Carson Wentz’s Inflated Wallet says:
    November 12, 2019 at 11:16 am
    “As long as Green Bay has the stripes on their side, they should be favorites for the NFC.”

    Considering the refs handed the Packers their first lost this season in that game against the Eagles, (Barnett not ejected, the egregious missed pass interference call while the Packers were driving) I fail to see the legitimacy of this comment.
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    Watch their game against the Vikings. The calls in the Eagles game WERE bad and favored the Eagles, almost in exactly the same fashion as the way they heavily favored the Packers against the Vikings with the same terrible calls, primarily very incorrect pass interference calls. Just watch Aaron Rodgers. He whines for a penalty almost every other play, and that is not an exaggeration.

  30. Brobokil says:
    November 12, 2019 at 11:23 am
    Wafflestomp says:
    November 12, 2019 at 10:25 am
    flviking says:
    November 12, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I mean honestly the team that needs help on their pass defense is the packers, who are woefully behind the Vikings and near the bottom of every defensive category. That is all.
    ________

    Yes, but not the most important category, wins.
    And the Vikings still languish woefully behind the Packers by 2 games.
    That is all.
    ——————————————————–

    Would you like a chance to see it before I write it? Go ahead…………………

    So 8-7=2? Wisconsin math folks.

    That is all.
    _________

    Packers
    Overall Record: 8-2
    Packers vs. Vikings: 1-0
    NFC North: 3-0

    Vikings
    Overall Record: 7-3
    Vikings vs. Packers: 0-1
    NFC North: 1-2

    With the head to head matchup in favor of the Packers, as well as the divisional record, it’s really not difficult to conclude how many games back the Vikings currently are in the NFC North.

    It’s not Wisconsin math, it’s simple sports standing math.
    That is all.

  31. Would you like a chance to see it before I write it? Go ahead…………………

    So 8-7=2? Wisconsin math folks.
    ——
    Here’s the deal. Let’s say MN wins their next game and the Packers lose. We will have an equal record, but the Packers would still win the division if the season ended then. Due to the head to head loss, worse record in the division, and worse record with common opponents, barring something very crazy, the Vikings will need a better record than the Pack to take the division. Hence it’s a 2 game lead, regardless of the math.

  32. That idiot Shanahan should have run the football on the niners last possession. Worst case the game ends in a tie. He gave the ball back to Russell Wilson with too much time. Everyone in America knew that Wilson would lead the Seahawks down the field for the winning score, which is exactly what he did.

  33. SWFLPC.INC says:
    November 12, 2019 at 9:03 am
    Dallas is leading the division at 5-4? Talk about a cream-puff division…..
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    Speaking of cream puffs, when WAS the last time someone besides the Pats won that division?

  34. SWFLPC.INC says:
    November 12, 2019 at 9:03 am
    Dallas is leading the division at 5-4? Talk about a cream-puff division…..
    _________________________________

    HEY-HEY NOW, the NFL likes to pass all these bad teams off as “PARITY”!

  35. Packers have a lot of road games and end the season with 3 divisional games. It’s gonna be a race to the finish for that division. No tie breakers in play yet as there’s 6 games to go. Packers with a 1 game lead.

  36. Wafflestomp says:
    November 12, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Yes, but not the most important category, wins.
    And the Vikings still languish woefully behind the Packers by 2 games.
    That is all.
    ——————————————————–

    Would you like a chance to see it before I write it? Go ahead…………………

    So 8-7=2? Wisconsin math folks.

    That is all.
    _________

    Packers
    Overall Record: 8-2
    Packers vs. Vikings: 1-0
    NFC North: 3-0

    Vikings
    Overall Record: 7-3
    Vikings vs. Packers: 0-1
    NFC North: 1-2

    With the head to head matchup in favor of the Packers, as well as the divisional record, it’s really not difficult to conclude how many games back the Vikings currently are in the NFC North.

    It’s not Wisconsin math, it’s simple sports standing math.
    That is all.
    _____________

    You said the Vikings were behind the Packers by two games in the category of wins. Not tiebreakers, wins. You’re wrong.

    You seem to assume that the Packers will beat the Vikings when they play again. That head-to-head tiebreaker advantage would disappear if the Vikings win. The next tiebreaker is division wins, where the Packers have an advantage now. But you’re assuming that advantage will hold up, and you still have to go to Detroit and play a Lions team that technically beat you at home but you were gifted the victory.

    So your claim of a 2-game lead is predicated on the assumption of victories in Minnesota and Detroit. It’s been a long time since the Packers won in either of those places, so that’s some next-level chicken counting you’re doing there.

  37. Pkrlvr…..its a game and a half due to the head to head, only way that the other stuff matters is if min wins the second game and the head to head is a tie

  38. Seattle fans are acting like they blew out the best team in the NFC. Seattle got lucky on a blown field goal try and beat a 49er team minus the best tight end in football. Niners will win their Division and the loss of Lockett for the Seahawks will cost them a couple wins.

  39. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    November 12, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    You said the Vikings were behind the Packers by two games in the category of wins. Not tiebreakers, wins. You’re wrong.

    You seem to assume that the Packers will beat the Vikings when they play again. That head-to-head tiebreaker advantage would disappear if the Vikings win. The next tiebreaker is division wins, where the Packers have an advantage now. But you’re assuming that advantage will hold up, and you still have to go to Detroit and play a Lions team that technically beat you at home but you were gifted the victory.

    So your claim of a 2-game lead is predicated on the assumption of victories in Minnesota and Detroit. It’s been a long time since the Packers won in either of those places, so that’s some next-level chicken counting you’re doing there.
    ___________

    Nobody is counting their chickens, and every if you assign to me, I could say the same thing about you.

    I’m not assuming or predicting anything, all I’m doing is simply stating the standings as they currently are today. Today!
    I couldn’t care less about games in the future.

    I honestly don’t understand how you Barneys can’t figure this out on your own, it’s not terribly hard, and it’s almost mind numbing at this point.
    I didn’t make up the rules.

    It is what it is, currently a two game divisional advantage.
    You can twist this in as many ways as you want to with games that haven’t even been played yet.
    But as it stands now, this second, it’s still a 2 game lead.

  40. general47 says:
    You’ve got to be kidding us with this BS rating-how do you drop a Buffalo team with a better record than more than half of the teams listed out of the top ten predicated on a loss to a team that played in desperation as well as a questionable team of officials.Poor judgement
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    This entire article and comments (all but yours) are ONLY about the “NFC”

    The Bills are in the “AFC”

    Man it must be getting COLD in the wasteland of Buffalo…
    I’d say “chill” but no, try to thaw out, then read the article again

  41. pkrlvr says:
    November 12, 2019 at 10:21 am
    I mean honestly the team that needs help on their pass defense is the packers, who are woefully behind the Vikings and near the bottom of every defensive category
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    There you go! That should take the sting off not winning the division.

    ——

    the Packers have already won the North ? In November?
    You really are confident in Green Bay’s refs.

  42. packer delusion is real, on the local sports talk radio a few callers were asking why Aaron Jones isn’t in the conversation for NFL MVP. He is a decent back but MVP!! They also think he is better than Dalvin Cook too.

  43. cheeseisfattening says:
    November 12, 2019 at 10:40 am
    I’ll take yards over TDs and Wins any day. It’s the only way my team looks better than the Packers, and in the end, everyone will remember how many yards the Packers allowed rather than little things like “who won the division” and “which team could beat a third string QB.”


    ohhhh i got waffle so mad, its like i took his cheese. 😛

  44. Just because you keep on saying it doesn’t make it fact stella/wafflehead.

    NFC North standings are as follows:

    packers 8-2
    Vikings 7-3

    That is not a 2 game lead. Please just stop it.

  45. cardinealsfan20 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 8:49 am
    “As long as Green Bay has the stripes on their side, they should be favorites for the NFC.”
    __________

    You people are pathetic. Do you really believe that the referees favor one team over another? I didn’t realize that so many people were homeschooled.

    ——————————

    Statistically speaking homeschooled kids perform better on standardized tests. So basically you are saying you are smart to think the refs favor the packers????

  46. “Nope….Dolphins fan. And keep in mind, those Jets just beat the Cowboys a few weeks ago…”
    ========

    Big deal. Even the Vikings beat the Cowboys.

  47. >>>”Cardinals (3-6-1) If they don’t beat the 49ers this week, playoff dreams will be on hold until next year.”<<<
    __________________________________

    Play-offs? PLAY-OFFS?

  48. fmc651 says:

    packer delusion is real, on the local sports talk radio a few callers were asking why Aaron Jones isn’t in the conversation for NFL MVP. He is a decent back but MVP!! They also think he is better than Dalvin Cook too.
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    At 14 touchdowns, Jones does have the most TD’s in the league at this point. I am not saying there arent better canidates but he is leading the league in scores for a position player. 4 ahead of Cook if im not mistaken.

  49. PACKAS RUBES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (In English as well as sign language)THE SEASON DID NOT END MONDAY NIGHT! TIE BREAKERS ARE NOT IN PLAY YET!

    Why you so worried about tie breakers now Packers faithful? Is it because its getting a little too close for comfort after the debacle in San Diego and barely stopping McCaffrey at the goal line this past Sunday? you want to rationalize the two game lead as a comfort zone. You will not beat 9ers FACT, Minnesota will not beat Seattle. Vikings will beat you 23rd December at the bank. They both will be tied 11-4 and then it will come down to the last Sunday game who wins who loses. Vikes beat Bears to go 12-4 Detriot gets revenge at home against A A Ron and CO to go 11-5.

  50. >> Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says: Oh, because home-schooled people are stupid? <<

    No, because they’re overly sensitive 👋

  51. Packas fan are the narcissistic sister that ruin your high school graduation day because she has to me it all about her!

  52. Gotta love Vikings fans when they call their stadium, “The Bank”, as if anything of value has ever been won there before. The place looks like the Star Wars Jawa Sandcrawler. How intimidating.

  53. tinye67 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 9:49 am
    Packer fans who can’t see their team consistently gets favored calls by the Refs are clueless. The NFL loves propping up and marketing star QBs…..and you’ve all had the great fortune of having back-to-back HOF’s the past 25+ years.

    Yes…consciously or unconsciously, the Refs baby your QBs and always ensure they have a chance to perform. I’ve seen a line get away with holding like they do.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    More whiny comments from a cry baby who probably wasn’t allowed out for recess.

  54. aaronspornstash says:
    November 12, 2019 at 3:02 pm
    Packas fan are the narcissistic sister that ruin your high school graduation day because she has to me it all about her!

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    Anyone who doesn’t think Packers haters are mindless needs to read this comment (if you can understand it).

  55. Wait, did the stalker say he listens to “local” Packers sports radio?

    Please tell us what stations and “local” Wisconsin sports talk shows you are listening to on your little radio in Barneyville?

    Too funny😃

  56. aaronspornstash says:
    November 12, 2019 at 2:58 pm
    PACKAS RUBES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (In English as well as sign language)THE SEASON DID NOT END MONDAY NIGHT! TIE BREAKERS ARE NOT IN PLAY YET!

    Why you so worried about tie breakers now Packers faithful? Is it because its getting a little too close for comfort after the debacle in San Diego and barely stopping McCaffrey at the goal line this past Sunday? you want to rationalize the two game lead as a comfort zone. You will not beat 9ers FACT, Minnesota will not beat Seattle. Vikings will beat you 23rd December at the bank. They both will be tied 11-4 and then it will come down to the last Sunday game who wins who loses. Vikes beat Bears to go 12-4 Detriot gets revenge at home against A A Ron and CO to go 11-5.

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    Another Vikings fan who handed the Lombardi Trophy to the Vikes in August and will be once again broken hearted when the Vikings fail as they always do.

  57. HagemeisterPark says:
    At 14 touchdowns, Jones does have the most TD’s in the league at this point.
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    It could be because Devante Adams was out for awhile & they didn’t trust their other receivers to be able to score.

  58. boiler72 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Gotta love Vikings fans when they call their stadium, “The Bank”, as if anything of value has ever been won there before. The place looks like the Star Wars Jawa Sandcrawler. How intimidating.
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    Its in the 21st century boi and accommodates the team and its fans in comfort. Not like Lambeau that’s still stuck in 1960s. Minneapolis Mircle was won there. Its alot more intimidating the a guy dressed as the pop with Cheese on his head. Kinda liken Packers fans to fetish guys, they pay to get abused just like Packers fans pay to sit in the cold.

  59. aaronspornstash says:
    November 12, 2019 at 3:02 pm
    Packas fan are the narcissistic sister that ruin your high school graduation day because she has to me it all about her!
    ________

    ???
    That’s easy for you to say.

  60. aaronspornstash says:
    November 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm
    boiler72 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Gotta love Vikings fans when they call their stadium, “The Bank”, as if anything of value has ever been won there before. The place looks like the Star Wars Jawa Sandcrawler. How intimidating.
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    Its in the 21st century boi and accommodates the team and its fans in comfort. Not like Lambeau that’s still stuck in 1960s. Minneapolis Mircle was won there.
    _____________________________________________

    Did a ring or trophy come with the Minneapolis Miracle? Stick to Mary Tyler Moore re-runs. You’re nearly as amusing as the great Ted Knight!

  61. Minnesota- Could you at least beat somebody of significates and not teams that are terrible or those teams barely above .500. Then you might have a case as the “most dangerous” team.

    Falcons 2-7
    Packers 8-2 LOSS
    Raiders 5-4
    Bears 4-5 LOSS
    Eagles 5-4
    Lions 3-5
    Giants 2-8
    Redskins 1-8
    Chiefs 6-4 Loss
    Cowboys 5-4

  62. I don’t think for a second referees favor the Packers more than any other team. Grow up. Having said that, I take great satisfaction that small-minded trolls think otherwise to the point they lose sleep over it.

    Good times.

  63. Hey you two tit for tatters. When the NFC North standings published show a two game lead let me know. Packers 8-2 vs Vikes 7-3. No twist to it. What is a nice add note is how the Vikes are still better than in PF and PA to date than Packers. I’d put more stock in that than a couple of early season losses that will be redeemed next month.

    May the best team win.

    Wafflestomp says:
    November 12, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    November 12, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    You said the Vikings were behind the Packers by two games in the category of wins. Not tiebreakers, wins. You’re wrong.

    You seem to assume that the Packers will beat the Vikings when they play again. That head-to-head tiebreaker advantage would disappear if the Vikings win. The next tiebreaker is division wins, where the Packers have an advantage now. But you’re assuming that advantage will hold up, and you still have to go to Detroit and play a Lions team that technically beat you at home but you were gifted the victory.

    So your claim of a 2-game lead is predicated on the assumption of victories in Minnesota and Detroit. It’s been a long time since the Packers won in either of those places, so that’s some next-level chicken counting you’re doing there.
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    Nobody is counting their chickens, and every if you assign to me, I could say the same thing about you.

    I’m not assuming or predicting anything, all I’m doing is simply stating the standings as they currently are today. Today!
    I couldn’t care less about games in the future.

    I honestly don’t understand how you Barneys can’t figure this out on your own, it’s not terribly hard, and it’s almost mind numbing at this point.
    I didn’t make up the rules.

    It is what it is, currently a two game divisional advantage.
    You can twist this in as many ways as you want to with games that haven’t even been played yet.
    But as it stands now, this second, it’s still a 2 game lead.

  64. Vikings had 6 road games in the first 10 games of the season and posted a 7-3 record.
    The zebra riders from the east (packers) had 2 road games in their first 7 games.

  65. You read the proof for yourself -Jones has more TD’s than Cook so he is be better. But Jones isn’t better than Cook so face it. And he isn’t in the conversation for MVP either much to your disappointment I see.

  66. jmethane says:
    November 13, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    GB fans and Viking fans really don’t seem to like each other…kinda reminds me of Niner/Seattle stuff. There is actual emotion going into it.

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    NAH, I don’t take it seriously win or lose, but there are those out there that take it way too seriously. Its a game nothing more nothing less man.

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