Minnesota Vikings Playoff Picture 2022

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) in action during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Commanders, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Landover, Md.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Nov 22, 2022, 7:15 AM
  • After Week 11, the Vikings are 8-2.
  • Minnesota is currently in first place in the NFC North.
  • If the playoffs began today, the Vikings would be the NFC's No. 2 seed.

After making the postseason just three times in eight years under Mike Zimmer, Kevin O’Connell appears to have established a new culture and is getting the most out of players in his first year leading the Vikings.

Minnesota has been one of the biggest surprises this year in NFL betting and is looking to make the postseason for the first time since 2019. In addition, they’re vying for their first NFC North title since 2017.

Here’s how things currently look.

Vikings Playoff Seed

Even after getting blown out by the Cowboys in Week 11, the Vikings remain the No. 2 seed in the NFC at 8-2.

Vikings First-Round Bye

The Vikings currently would not have a first-round bye. Philadelphia would be the only team in the NFC to get a bye, as with the extra playoff team, only one doesn’t play on Wild Card Weekend.

NFC Playoff Standings

RankTeamRecord
1Eagles9-1
2Vikings8-2
349ers6-4
4Buccaneers5-5
5Cowboys7-3
6Giants7-3
7Seahawks6-4

The top seven teams make the playoffs, with the four division winners earning the top four seeds.

Currently, three teams in the NFC East would be in the postseason, the most of any division. This is the most competitive division in the conference.

If the playoffs began today, the teams just missing out on the playoffs would be the Commanders (6-5) and the Falcons (5-6).

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a copy editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a copy editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”