The Vikings' playoff hopes took a sharp downward turn last weekend when they were upset by Dallas, putting Sunday's game against Teddy Bridgewater and the Carolina Panthers pretty much in the must-win category. At 4-6, the Vikings are a half-game ahead of Carolina and two others teams, as well as one game behind the struggling Chicago Bears for the final NFC playoff spot with six games to play.
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