Get Your Cheese Heads Ready, Vikings Fans

Sep 11, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports.

In a usual week, the fans of the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings are mortal enemies. Regardless of who they play, Packers fans root against the Vikings, and Vikings fans root against the Packers. Week 12 is a little bit different, though. On Sunday night, Vikings fans need to get their cheese heads ready to go because this week, we’re all Packers fans.

You see, the Green Bay Packers travel to Philadelphia for a Sunday Night Football matchup with the Eagles. Currently, the 9-1 Eagles hold the No. 1 seed in the NFC essentially by 1.5 games because of their Week 2 victory over the 9-2 Vikings.

Minnesota needs Philadelphia to lose at least two more games in order to claim the top seed in the NFC, and there doesn’t appear to be too many more opportunities for that to happen. Here are the remaining seven games on the Eagles schedule in 2022:

  • Week 12 vs. Green Bay
  • Week 13 vs. Tennessee Titans
  • Week 14 @ New York Giants
  • Week 15 @ Chicago Bears
  • Week 16 @ Dallas Cowboys
  • Week 17 vs. New Orleans Saints
  • Week 18 vs. New York Giants

With the Giants (7-4) seeming to come back down to earth after losing three of their last four games, it doesn’t appear that they should pose too much of a threat to the Eagles. Because of that, there are three clear possibilities from which Philadelphia losses could come:

  • Week 12 vs. Green Bay
  • Week 13 vs. Tennessee
  • Week 16 @ Dallas

The Vikings desperately need losses in all three of these games. Keeping in mind that the Vikings have all three divisional road games left on their schedule, it seems likely that they will take another loss at some point this year. Last season, Minnesota went 1-2 in road divisional games, only finding victory in Chicago, so banking on a 15-2 season from the Vikings seems premature.

Of course, their loss…

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