Vikings Have Extremely Easy Path to Clinching the Division in Week 15

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Minnesota Vikings have an extremely easy path to clinching the NFC North division in Week 15.
The Minnesota Vikings have an extremely easy path to clinching the NFC North division in Week 15. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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For the past two weeks, the Minnesota Vikings have had different scenarios in which they could have clinched the NFC North. Unfortunately for them, the other teams in their division had different plans.

Even so, Minnesota still has an easy path to clinching its first division crown since 2017.

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After falling to the suddenly resurgent Detroit Lions in Week 14, the Vikings have an easier matchup in Week 15 against the 4-8-1 Indianapolis Colts. All Minnesota needs is a win (or tie) at home to lock up the division, which shouldn't be too difficult given that the Vikings are 6-1 at home this season.

Minnesota technically doesn't even need a win, as the Vikings can still clinch if the Lions lose or tie their road matchup against the New York Jets.

An early look at FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 15 odds shows both of those scenarios extremely likely to happen. The Vikings are considered 4-point favorites over the Colts and the Lions are 1.5-point underdogs against the Jets. Minnesota is also -20000 to win the division.

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Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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