This is it. The regular season in TCF is coming to a close. The Vikings will be transferring banks after tonight’s game. And tonight’s game just may prove to be meaningless.
Should the Packers lose to the Cardinals this afternoon – which is very possible as the Cards are the better team – then it will not matter who wins in the Giants-Vikings game. With either result, the division would be decided in Green Bay next Sunday.
It almost makes you want to root for the Packers, doesn’t it? Just so you know that this game will mean enough to the Vikings for them to give it their all. ALMOST.
It’s not quite that bleak though. The Giants are out of the playoff race for the fourth consecutive year. Rumors are beginning that Tom Coughlin’s going to be out of a job before the next season begins. Plus the Giants are coming off a big media circus due to their young wide receiver losing his composure last week against the Panthers, and getting himself suspended for tonight’s game.
The Vikings meanwhile are likely to return all three of their defensive stars who have been dealing with injuries over the past few weeks, but are all listed as probable. Assuming, of course, that rumors of Zimmer deciding to rest them one more week if the game holds no meaning are just rumors that have been created by the media.
Whichever way it goes, rest assured that I am going to be sitting there tonight, right at the 50-yard line screaming my frozen ass off and supporting the team in what very likely may be the last last outdoors Vikings home game of my lifetime.