Why this game is intriguing: Few players have received as much ink for personal accolades as Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. On the heels of an ACL tear, with 1,898 yards in 15 games and 11 touchdowns, it's all warranted. His comeback has been amazing. Yet the way he's willing his team to the doorstep of the postseason should be lauded even more. With an inconsistent quarterback, a young defense and a banged-up group of receivers -- Minnesota can still win and make the playoffs. The Vikings have defied the odds all season in what should have been a rebuilding year. All that's left is to beat the Packers at home and make it official. Not so easy, though. There are few teams as hot as the Packers, and they can clinch a first-round bye with a win, so no one will be resting. If Minnesota is going to make the playoffs, they will have to earn it.
These Cowboys are different, Aaron Rodgers is the same, and the Steelers are still lame
What did Dallas' wild win at New England tell us about these Cowboys? How impressive was the Raiders' first performance since Jon Gruden's resignation? Is it time to believe in the Steelers again? Adam Schein sorts Week 6 results into one of two categories: BIG DEAL or NO BIG DEAL.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (calf strain) looking good after undergoing MRI
Dak Prescott's optimism surrounding his calf injury suffered in Sunday's overtime win in New England has proven true. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the QB is "looking good" after an MRI on the calf.