The Minnesota Vikings were well aware of their failures on the road heading into Sunday's pivotal game at St. Louis.
The Vikings were 1-5 on the road and fighting for slim playoff chances against the Rams, who had won three games in row and were trying to stay alive themselves for the postseason. Minnesota, at least in a dome on the road, made itself at home and put together a complete team effort to win 36-22. Both road wins this season have come indoors.
Here's five things we learned from the Vikings' dominating win Sunday:
1. The playoffs are still a very real possibility.
Minnesota (8-6) approached the final four games of this season believing it likely had to win out to have a shot at the playoffs. The Vikings are 2-0 in this season's final quarter and travel to Houston next week before hosting Green Bay -- which wrapped up the NFC North title with a win against the Bears -- in the final week.
Minnesota did its part Sunday, but didn't get much help. Was...