I'm still waiting for the Detroit Lions to remember they're the Detroit Lions. I haven't given up hope yet. Their next two games are home against the Bears and Packers. Lose one or both. You can do it.As far "it doesn't matter a lot", well it certainly does to those actually in the Vikings Locker Room. If they sensed they weren't being given the best chance to win, I could envision the players completely tuning out the coaching staff to perhaps akin to a mutiny.
While I think making to the NFC Championship is a stretch, just winning a playoff game isn't, especially if Philly gets a bye.
They could wind up playing Detroit 3 times in 4 weeks or draw the NFC South champ. After a 17 Week season, a lot depends on how many injuries a team has racked up.