EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings return to the road this weekend against another desperate team in the St. Louis Rams.
St. Louis (6-6-1) hosts its final home game of the season and traveling has not suited Minnesota (7-6) very well this season. The Vikings have won one road game this season. The Rams are 4-3 at home. But maybe playing in the Edward Jones Dome will help Minnesota, whose one road win this season came at Detroit's indoor Ford Field.
Here are five interesting points to consider as the Vikings try to earn their second road win of the season and stay in the playoff race at St. Louis:
1. Impacting the playoffs, positively or negatively.
Both teams enter Sunday knowing they likely need to win their remaining games to have any hopes of sneaking into the playoffs this year. That Minnesota and the Rams are at this juncture is a testament to the narrow line between success and failure in the NFL and the remarkable turnarounds for both teams. They owned two of the ...