In case you were wondering how Sunday's tie impacted the Vikings statistically, well, their playoff odds remained unchanged. They went into the game -- per Football Outsiders -- with a 0.0 percent chance of making the playoffs. And after tying 26-26, they still have a 0.0 percent chance of making it. That's based on a complicated formula that simulates the season 50,000 times.

So we're saying there's no chance.

In terms of their draft position ... the Vikings actually slightly IMPROVED their odds of getting the No. 1 overall pick in the last week, almost certainly because Jacksonville won. Before the game, they had a 9.7 percent chance. Now it is up to 9.8 percent.

But it is worth noting that their chance of getting a top 3 pick went from 53.9 percent to 44.1 percent.

To which we still say: bring on the No. 4 pick and Johnny Football.

Older Post

Wolves disastrous drafts and the Derrick Williams trade

Newer Post

RandBall: Our local sports optimism has taken a hit lately