Chart: The race for the No. 1 overall pick

  • Updated: December 20, 2011 - 12:02 AM

THE RACE FOR NO. 1

The Vikings are in position for the second pick -- ahead of the Rams but behind the Colts -- in April's NFL draft. When teams have the same record, the team with the weaker strength of schedule gets the better pick.

Note: Opponents' record below includes all 16 games.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Record 1-13

Opponents' record 120-103 (.538) Remaining games

Thursday vs. Houston (10-4)

Jan. 1 at Jacksonville (4-10)

Comment: The Colts have come so far to get into position to draft Andrew Luck at No. 1 overall. They wouldn't mess it up now by winning again, would they?

VIKINGS

Record 2-12

Opponents' record 127-97 (.567)

Remaining games

Saturday at Washington (5-9)

Jan. 1 vs. Chicago (7-7)

Comment: The Vikings need to be careful, because both remaining games are winnable. A victory could keep them from drafting a Matt Kalil -- or a Matt Barkley.

ST. LOUIS RAMS

Record 2-12 Opponents' record 130-91 (.588) Remaining games

Saturday at Pittsburgh (10-4)

Jan. 1 at San Francisco (11-3)

Comment: The Rams could have the inside track for the No. 2 pick, because their chance at winning again is much less than that of the Vikings.

STAFF REPORTS

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San Diego - LP: J. Lane 0 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: E. Santana 2
Washington - LP: R. Soriano 6 FINAL
Miami - WP: M. Dunn 7
Philadelphia - LP: A. Burnett 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 7
Milwaukee - LP: K. Lohse 1 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi 2
Toronto - WP: R. Dickey 14 FINAL
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 1
Arizona - WP: O. Perez 2 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: J. Hoover 1
Colorado - LP: Y. Flande 1 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: T. Wada 4
NY Yankees - LP: D. Phelps 2 FINAL
Texas - WP: Y. Darvish 4
Oakland - LP: J. Chavez 3 FINAL
Houston - WP: B. Oberholtzer 7
Pittsburgh - WP: V. Worley 5 FINAL
San Francisco - LP: M. Bumgarner 0
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Buffalo
Los Angeles 3 FINAL
Seattle 0
Winnipeg 7/31/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Indiana 73 FINAL
Los Angeles 77
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pm
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pm
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pm
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pm
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis Noon
Sep 14 - vs. New England Noon
Sep 21 - at New Orleans Noon
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pm
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pm
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit Noon
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo Noon
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay Noon
Nov 2 - vs. Washington Noon
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago Noon
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay Noon
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina Noon
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets Noon
Dec 14 - at Detroit Noon
Dec 21 - at Miami Noon
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago Noon

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