The latest edition of the NFL playoff picture update for Week 14 is in, and quietly something is happening that could be the beginnings of a historic run in the NFL. The new No. 1 seed in the NFC belongs to the Minnesota Vikings, which just happen to be the team who is hosting Super Bowl 52. Never before in the 51 previous Super Bowl’s has the host city played in the big game. Could that be changing this year?

Vikings home cooking throughout the postseason?

The Minnesota Vikings are going to make the playoffs, and with just one more win, they are a virtual lock to win the NFC North title.

However, they can do something that has never been done in NFL history. The Vikings have a chance to play every playoff game at home, including Super Bowl 52 if they can hold onto the No.1 spot from here on out.

Without a doubt, Minnesota has been one of the biggest surprise teams so far this season. The Vikings opened at a whopping 200/1 Super Bowl longshot at the beginning of the season. Now they are listed anywhere between 10 and 20/1 odds depending on which sportsbook you reference.

Now let’s not put the cart before the horse when it comes to the Vikings making it to the big game, but for fans in Minnesota, it is nice to dream. The NFC is chalk full of tough teams like the Panthers, Eagles, Rams, and Saints.

It is going to be an interesting run through December!

Wild Card races too tight to call

When it comes to making the final two wild-card spots, both the AFC and NFC sports are far from being decided.

In the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks are the current No. Five seed and the Carolina Panthers are listed at No. 6. Both clubs have identical 8-4 records which is important to keep in mind because the logjam behind them isn't far off!

The Falcons are one game out of the postseason at 7-5, while the Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys, and Green Bay Packers are right on the Falcons heels at 6-6.

Sure it is cliche, but all of these teams are going to be in must-win situations from here on out.

In the AFC the wild card is just as wide-open as the NFC. Jacksonville is currently holding down the No.

5 spot while the Baltimore Ravens are the six seed. Right behind the Ravens is where the real race begins. The red-hot LA Chargers, Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders are all just one game off the pace at 6-6, with the Cincinnati Bengals 1.5 games behind at 5-6. If the Bengals can defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night, they will create a four-way tie as these teams all try to catch the Ravens for the No. 6 seed.

Yes, from here on out, every game counts!

Here are the most current NFL playoff bracket seeds heading into Week 14.


1. Philadelphia Eagles --10-2

2. Minnesota Vikings --10-2

3. Los Angeles Rams -- 9-3

4. New Orleans Saints -- 9-3

5. Seattle Seahawks -- 8-4

6. Carolina Panthers -- 8-4


1. New England Patriots --10-2

2. Pittsburgh Steelers -- 9-2

3. Tennessee Titans -- 8-4

4. Kansas City Chiefs -- 6-6

5. Jacksonville Jaguars -- 8-4

6. Baltimore Ravens -- 7-5