Vikings one win away

04 December 2017 19:18:51 GMTPlus11

The Minnesota Vikings picked up their eighth consecutive victory with a 14-9 triumph over the Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Quarterback Case Keenum, who undoubtedly is the story of the year in the NFL, completed 25-of-30 for 227 yards and two touchdowns on the day as the Vikings eased past last year's NFC Super Bowl representative.

Keenum is in the Top 10 in the league in completion percentage, but appears nowhere in most other significant stats except one; sacks.

The Minnesota signal caller has been sacked just nine times all campaign, an impressive number although it points to the Vikings' Achilles Heal. Should the offensive line have an off day, Minnesota may be an upset candidate.

Next Sunday the Vikings are in Charlotte to take on the Carolina Panthers at the Bank of America Stadium.

Two home games follow, against the Cincinnati Bengals and the Chicago Bears, sandwiched around a visit to Lambeau Field to face the Packers in Green Bay.

Absent a collapse of quite epic proportions and either the Detroit Lions or the Packers winning out the Vikings will head into the postseason as the NFC North Division champions.

Minnesota are 4.50 to win the NFC Championship and 10.00 to go and land Super Bowl glory.

Over in Green Bay the Packers were pushed to overtime before getting the better of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-20.

Brett Hundley was a miserable 13-of-22 for 84 yards with no touchdowns and one interception and despite a decent performance in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, the former UCLA star has proven fairly demonstrably that he is not the backup that the Packers need.

Green Bay are 31.00 to win NFC crown this season.

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