NFL Playoff Picture 2012: Teams That Must Win to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

December 9, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Although there are four weeks remaining in the NFL season, time is running out for a number of teams to make moves towards the playoffs.
The New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons have already clinched their respective divisions. They do not need to worry about checking the standings for the rest of the year.
However, a few teams will not only need to keep winning, but also get some help from other teams around the league just to be in contention.
One loss for a few desperate teams can knock them out of the postseason hunt altogether.
These squads must win this week to avoid this fate.
Note: Check out NFL.com for a full look at the playoff picture.
Minnesota Vikings (6-6)
Back-to-back losses to division rivals have put the Minnesota Vikings in a bad situation for the postseason.
Fortunately, the team will get a chance at redemption against both the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears.
The Vikings also get th...

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