The Vikings can make the playoffs by winning one more game, or if Atlanta loses a game, or if Seattle wins a game.

If the Vikings lose both their remaining games, they would not make the playoffs only if Seattle goes 0-2 and Atlanta goes 2-0, making all three teams 9-7. Seattle has clinched a playoff spot because it would have a better record in the common games (minimum of four). Atlanta would get the next three-way tiebreaker (strength of victory) even though the Vikings beat Atlanta this season.

The Vikings play the Giants and at Green Bay; Seattle plays St. Louis and at Arizona; Atlanta plays home games with Carolina and New Orleans.

The Vikings can win the NFC North by winning their final two games. Green Bay (10-4) is at Arizona on Sunday before playing host to the Vikings on Jan. 3.

If the Vikings and Seattle are the wild card teams and have the same record, the Vikings get the lower seed (No. 6) because they lost to the Seahawks.

Arizona can clinch the No. 2 NFC seed if it beats the Packers on Sunday.

If the playoffs started today, the Vikings would open the first round at Green Bay.

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