Minnesota Vikings (7-6)
What They Need: Quarterback Christian Ponder to play better. Minnesota can’t get to the playoffs without a passing game, no matter how freakishly good Adrian Peterson is the rest of the way.
What Could Go Wrong: The Vikings don’t win another game. They have a difficult schedule with trips to St. Louis and Houston, followed by a finale against Green Bay. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)
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