Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 12/3/12
The Minnesota Vikings' playoff chances are slipping away with each missed opportunity, such as Sunday's 24-13 loss at the Green Bay Packers. Green Bay and the Chicago Bears (8-4) are tied atop of the NFC North, with the Packers owning a tiebreaker advantage against Chicago. Minnesota (6-6) is a game out of the playoffs after the Seattle Seahawks (7-5) beat the Bears Sunday. The Vikings are tied with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who beat Minnesota earlier this season. With four games remaining, the Vikings are in must-win territory beginning with next week's home against the Bears. Here's how Minnesota graded out against Green Bay to get into this position: Pass offense: FWhen this season began, getting a full evaluation of quarterback Christian Ponder might have been the most pressing matter. With four games left, the evaluation wouldn't be positive, and Sunday's game might have screamed for a needed change more than any other this season, a season Ponder has thrown for less than 100 y...
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