While some Packer fans may have hoped that a Vikings victory over the 49ers yesterday would have made the rest of the playoffs much easier on Green Bay, here in reality, some things are so certain you can set a clock to them. One of those things is the Minnesota Vikings losing in the playoffs.
Like the Lambeau Leap for the Packers, going down in the playoffs is deeply entrenched in Vikings’ tradition. Even if they somehow manage to get into the playoffs, the waves of disappointed goons — in purple jerseys they bought the week before — are sure to follow the inevitable loss that lays before them.
As expected, the San Francisco 49ers had their way with the Vikings in front of their home crowd in California. The stark contrast between each team’s initial drives really set the pace for the rest of the game. If you blinked during the Vikings’ first possession, you would have missed one of the fastest 3 and outs of all time. San Francisco then took possession and showed how to march up a field with ease — despite the Vikings having a #5 ranked defense in the NFL in points allowed this season.
While the Titans delivered an upset over the Ravens as a #6 seed, Minnesota did what Minnesota does and was the predictable loser like a #6 seed should.
Congratulations to the Vikings for cementing their place in NFL history as the franchise with the most playoff losses. They now sit at 30 losses in the playoffs.