Vikings can clinch NFC North this week, Eagles can sew up playoff spot

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The calendar will flip to December in a couple of days and that means it’s really time to start thinking about who will be making the playoffs this season.

Two teams are in position to book spots in the tournament in Week 13 as the NFL has announced a pair of playoff clinching scenarios for this week.

If the Vikings beat the Jets at home on Sunday and the Lions lose to the Jaguars, the Vikings will be the NFC North champions. A Vikings win would mean they can lose no more than seven games this season and a Lions loss would guarantee that all the division’s other teams will have at least eight losses on the year.

The Eagles remain in position to be the top seed in the NFC, but they cannot wrap up the NFC East this weekend. They can assure themselves of a playoff spot by beating the Titans while the Commanders, Seahawks, and 49ers all lose their games. That combination of results may be a long shot, but the 10-1 Eagles will likely be booked for the postseason at some point in the near future.

21 responses to “Vikings can clinch NFC North this week, Eagles can sew up playoff spot

  1. mrba4775 says:
    November 28, 2022 at 12:47 pm
    Bills-Iggles Super Bowl?

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    Possibly though Chiefs-9ers wouldn’t surprise me either.

  2. Our Vikings are ahead of the Packers? We’re not sure how to handle that . . . a rare event, indeed.

  3. Meanwhile Rogers is just relaxing. Out with a whimper. Could not happen to a more deserving guy.

  4. You must realize that the packers are completely garbage?
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    Didn’t realize we lost to Dallas by 45 pts. That sucks. But hey, y’all havent sniffed the playoffs in years so more power to you. Variety is the spice of life.

  5. Gotta love the Viking and Packers fans going at each other, calling each other names. As an Eagles fan, I just call those two teams “easy wins”.

    Eagles are 10-1, 3-0 vs NFC North… Bears, season opens on you in a few weeks.

    Go Birds!

  6. As far as the salty cheesers, let them bellyache all they want — many Vikings fans made similar pathetic comments the last couple years. Regardless of how the season ends, we do know this: (1) the Vikings crushed the Pack this year when it counted and everyone was healthy; (2) the Vikings have won 5 more games (against teams that beat the Pack); (3) the Pack was supposed to win 11 or more games with a top 10 defense, and the Vikings were supposed to be also-rans; and (4) Vikings fans don’t yet have to look to next year or brag about a 3rd year 1st round QB finally getting on the field and completing a couple passes against a 2 deep shell prevent defense. And yes Eagle guy, the Eagles own the NFCN.

  7. The 2022 NFC North Championship will make 21 divisional championships for the Vikings.

    That will tie them with the Patriots for 2nd place since the inception of division play. The 49ers will probably also have 21 by the end of the season assuming they don’t blow their current divisional lead.

    The Cowboys and Steelers share the lead with 24 each.

    Denver has the lead in the AFC West with 15, the Colts have 9 in the AFC South and the Saints have the lead in the NFC South with 7

  8. You must realize that the packers are completely garbage?
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    Didn’t realize we lost to Dallas by 45 pts. That sucks. But hey, y’all havent sniffed the playoffs in years so more power to you. Variety is the spice of life.

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    Do you realize that GB has already lost 8 games……

  9. sconnieeaglesfan says:
    November 28, 2022 at 2:59 pm
    Gotta love the Viking and Packers fans going at each other, calling each other names. As an Eagles fan, I just call those two teams “easy wins”.

    Eagles are 10-1, 3-0 vs NFC North… Bears, season opens on you in a few weeks.

    Go Birds!

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    You do realize the Vikings are 3-0 vs the NFC North too? The Eagles and the Vikings haven’t won anything yet. When the tournament starts regular season records do not mean squat. Jezzz you would think being a Eagles fan you would remember the 9-7 Giants of 2011. The Eagles could vey well play a divisional opponent in the play-offs and as we know when playing division rivals anything can happen.

  10. gtodriver says:
    November 28, 2022 at 6:51 pm
    The 2022 NFC North Championship will make 21 divisional championships for the Vikings.

    That will tie them with the Patriots for 2nd place since the inception of division play. The 49ers will probably also have 21 by the end of the season assuming they don’t blow their current divisional lead.

    The Cowboys and Steelers share the lead with 24 each.

    Denver has the lead in the AFC West with 15, the Colts have 9 in the AFC South and the Saints have the lead in the NFC South with 7

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    Every team you mentioned has won a superbowl except the Vikings. I guess that why you are so fond of counting division titles. Lol. Only banner the Vikings are going to get.

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