The Carolina Panthers are determined to pull the Minnesota Vikings into NFL playoff oblivion.
The teams will meet Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in an NFL Week 12 game. The 4-7 Panthers have miniscule remaining hopes of reaching the postseason, while the 4-6 Vikings’ chances aren’t much higher than Carolina’s. A Panthers victory would all but shut the playoff door on the Vikings.
The Minnesota-Carolina matchup might lack some star power, as the Vikings placed receiver Adam Thielen on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey reportedly is expected to miss a third consecutive game due to a sprained shoulder.
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