Just a few days away from one of the biggest games in the franchise’s recent history, the Minnesota Vikings are preparing for their anxiously awaited rematch against the Seattle Seahawks. The stage is set: The Vikings will have an NBC prime time game for the third week in a row. They’ll face the two-time defending NFC Champions on the same field where they were walloped 38-7 just over a month ago. The game will be one of the coldest in franchise and playoff history. The loser goes (or stays) home while the winner forges onward in the playoffs towards the Lombardi Trophy.
There’s a lot at stake for the Vikings this upcoming Sunday. And where there is a lot at stake, there is typically a lot to lose.