The Vikings pulled off a wild rally for a 28-27 win over the Panthers in Week 12, a victory that kept Minnesota’s playoff hopes afloat.
Minnesota will now wrap up a three-game homestand against Jacksonville, which is 1-10 and has lost 10 games in a row.
Here’s a look at where the Vikings rank before Week 13:
No. 16 (up 2 spots): Frank Schwab – Yahoo! Sports
Justin Jefferson posted a 7-70-2 line and is up to 52-918-6 on the season despite the Vikings inexplicably barely playing him the first two weeks. If we redrafted the 2020 rookie class, where would Jefferson go? Top 10? Top 5?
No. 16 (up 3 spots): NFL Staff – Bleacher Report
The Minnesota Vikings are clinging to faint playoff hopes in the NFC. However, a flawed performance against the Carolina Panthers at home after losing to a bad Dallas Cowboys team in Week 11 doesn’t inspire a ton of confidence that their mad scramble to sneak into the bottom of the NFC bracket will pay off.
But after allowing defensive touchdowns on back-to-back series to open the second half Sunday, the Vikings rallied, eking out a one-point win that got them back to a within a game of .500.
It hasn’t been pretty, but after a miserable 1-5 start, the Vikings have rallied to win four of their past five games. However, the Vikings are only 1-4 against teams with winning records, and they…