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Vikings Playoff Odds Paint Grim Picture for Postseason Outlook on FanDuel Sportsbook

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Minnesota Vikings' NFL playoff odds paint a grim picture for their postseason outlook on FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Minnesota Vikings' NFL playoff odds paint a grim picture for their postseason outlook on FanDuel Sportsbook. / Stephen Maturen/GettyImages

The Minnesota Vikings have had no issues on offense in 2021, putting up the third-most yards (390.5) yards per game. However, a struggling defensive unit that allows the fourth-most opponent yards per game (381.5) has Minnesota staring at a 6-7 record and on the outside of the playoff picture looking in.

FanDuel Sportsbook has released odds for every team to make the NFL Playoffs. The Vikings currently hold -270 odds to miss the playoffs thanks to a tough four-game stretch, including two games against elite NFC opponents, to close out the year.

Vikings Playoff Odds

The defensive struggles were on full display in Week 14 as the Vikings nearly collapsed a 29-7 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Minnesota allowed the Steelers to put up 28 second-half points before escaping with their sixth win of the year.

While two of the Vikings final four games are against the lowly Chicago Bears, Minnesota also faces both the Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams before year's end. Green Bay and Los Angeles are a combined 18-7 on the year and hold firm grasps on playoff spots.

A best-case scenario sees the Vikings going 3-1 with this tough schedule. However, finishing the year 9-8 doesn't bode well for playoff contention considering six NFC teams currently hold .500 or better records. And, the 10-3 Packers are all but done wrapping up an NFC North division title.

Kirk Cousins and his crew have to put together their best stretch of football if they want to make the playoffs for the second time in the past three years. Minnesota enters their Week 15 clash against the Bears as 4-point road favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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