There are a lot of playoff scenarios for the Vikings right now. There are also these certainties:

1) If the Vikings win their next two home games against the Bears and Giants, they will clinch a playoff spot, assuring themselves of no worse than a wild card berth, and will guarantee that their Week 17 game at Lambeau is for the division title.

2) If Minnesota wins its next three games, including Week 17 at Lambeau Field, it will be guaranteed of winning the NFC North.

So in that sense, the Vikings still control their own destiny. I mean, I like to think we all do, but still.

back-and-forth Will Andrew Wiggins turn out more like Kevin Durant or Carmelo Anthony? Two good writers debated that and more on ESPN.com.

twice as lucky Kirk Cousins' ill-advised throw and Matt Jones' comical fumble for Washington were nicely chronicled by washingtonpost.com.