The Minnesota Vikings are in a hole. The only way out and on to the NFL playoffs is to win this weekend and get a ton of help.

The Vikings have had the definition of an up-and-down season.

They started slow, 1-4 to be exact, before rebounding to the tune of a 4-4 mark after taking down the Packers.

KYBB-FM / B102.7 logo
Get our free mobile app

In that win, the team lost QB Kirk Cousins for the season, and traded quickly for Joshua Dobbs. Dobbs electrified fans for two weeks, boosting the team to 6-4, and since that time, things have been less than stellar.

Three different starting quarterbacks have attempted to get the team on the right track, but Minnesota is 1-5 in their last 6 games.

They're down, but they're still not out. Despite the tough loss to Green Bay at home on Sunday Night Football, Minnesota isn't all the way out of the postseason yet.

The Vikings must win against the Lions on the road on Sunday to have any chance. That is item #1. Here are the other things that need to happen for Jaren Hall, Joshua Dobbs, or Nick Mullens to lead the team to the postseason:

1) Win and Packers, Seahawks, and Buccaneers Lose

2) Win and Packers, Seahawks, and Saints Lose

It's improbable, but not impossible. Minnesota will have to take the first step on Sunday and control what they can by beating rival Detroit on the road. Outside of that, all they can do is hope and root for chaos. Kickoff from Ford Field is set for 12:00 Noon on Sunday.

10 Most Obscure Minnesota Towns

As you are making road-trip plans you might want to see if you can even find some of these Minnesota towns.

Minnesota is the Land Of 10,000 Lakes and 853 towns. Even if you know the state well I'll bet you haven't even heard of Minnesota's 10 smallest towns.

Gallery Credit: Ben Davis

120 Year Old Minnesota Bridge Still In Use And Freaking Amazing

Minnesota known as the land of 10,000 lakes has one of the most unique old bridges still in use today. The Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth Minnesota is what they call a span-drive configuration movable lift bridge.

Gallery Credit: 121 Year Old Duluty Minnesota Lift Bridge-Canva.com

The 5 States That Produce Best College Football Players

When it comes to college football, five states produce more elite talent than the rest.

Gallery Credit: Scott Prather