The Minnesota Vikings (7-6) earned a much needed win over the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-11) 25-16 this afternoon in the Sunshine State. It was just Minnesota's second win in the last eight games after starting the season with five straight victories.

With just three games remaining, the Vikings are still hard-pressed to secure a playoff spot, but needed today's win to even have a chance.

Head coach Mike Zimmer made his return to the sidelines after missing last week's game due to emergency eye surgery.

NFC North Standings

  1. Detroit Lions  (9-4)
  2. Minnesota Vikings  (7-6)
  3. Green Bay Packers (6-6)
  4. Chicago Bears  (3-10)

Next Sunday the Vikings host the Indianapolis Colts at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Skol Vikings!