With the aforementioned Eagles loss, the Vikings (10-2) staked their claim to the NFC’s top spot with a 14-9 victory (their eighth straight) over the Falcons.
Atlanta had averaged 32 points over its three-game winning streak coming in, but ran into a stout Vikes D that allowed just nine points. Falcons signal-caller Matt Ryan was held to just 173 yards on 16-of-29 efficiency, and Devonta Freeman was the team’s leading rusher with 74 yards on 12 carries.
Case Keenum made his case to remain Minnesota’s starter, going 25-of-30 for 227 yards with two TDs.
The Vikes remaining schedule is as follows: at Carolina, vs. Bengals, at Green Bay, and vs. the Bears. Those are all winnable games, even if Aaron Rodgers should be back under center for the Packers come that game. If the Vikings keep this up, they could see their fifth Super Bowl in franchise history and bring home a Lombardi trophy for the first time ever.
It's time for the Vikings to party. Let's hope it's not on a boat though.