Your latest playoff scenarios

MINNEAPOLIS -- I’ll preface this with the usual “we have a long way to go” caveat. But while we have a moment, let’s just set the stage here in the NFC North.

Minnesota is holding a 16-point lead here in the final minutes of the third quarter at the Metrodome. Green Bay is trailing Chicago by one point at Soldier Field.

If the Vikings win and the Packers lose, Minnesota will clinch the NFC North championship. Even if the Packers win, the Vikings can clinch a playoff spot with a victory. We’ll keep you updated.