NFC Playoff Picture: Eagles Control Destiny after Vikings Collapse

Posted: 29th December 2009 by Matt Miselis in NFL
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As the Monday night thriller in Chicago came to an end, we headed into Week 17ùthe final week of the NFL regular season, and the first Sunday in 2010. The country is well aware of the AFC wild card race, with eight teams fighting for two playoff spots in the final week of the season. If you think about the NFC, it was assumed that the Saints and Vikings would be the top two seeds, while the other positions shifting within the final week. However, it is a whole new ballgame within the conference, as the Minnesota Vikings fell to division rival Chicago 36-30 in OT. First off, the Vikings were lucky enough to be in that position. Down by 17 in the third quarter, Favre and company were able to force an overtime on a 4th-and-goal pass to Sidney Rice. However, the defense, like it has done at t ...

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