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Vikings know it's desperation in December

Jared Allen (Brace Hemmelgarn/US Presswire)

The Vikings have been trying to push back the urgency of their situation the last two weeks, but it's clear to the players now that they have to win four in a row or they will be looking back wondering "what if?" Two losses in particular have put their postseason hopes in peril and they know it.

A year ago at this time, the Vikings were making plans for the postseason. Mired at 2-10, the only talk around the Vikings locker room was the desire not to go down in history as the team with the worst record in the 51 years of the Vikings franchise. A year later, the Vikings are still in the playoff chase, but, coming off back-to-back road losses to division rivals Chicago and Green Bay...

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