Though the Minnesota Vikings are out of the playoff race and will be picking on the top-end of the 2012 NFL Draft, they still have plenty of reason to play hard and pick up wins over the final two weeks. Though some fans will tell you it's best to lose at this point to get a higher draft pick, that's a strategy that teams never employ - just look at the Indianapolis Colts, now winners of two-straight games. No, the Vikings will once again be trying to get rookie quarterback Christian Ponder as much time to shine as possible before heading into an offseason in which they'll need to make many decisions about the future.
They're up against the Washington Redskins, who have probably done something this year, but have managed to leave as little impression on the NFL this season as the Jacksonville Jaguars have done since being an actual, factual football team. It's probably an evenly matched game, so at the very least, it should be a good one to watch - especially if you like interceptions.
Game Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 24, 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Fed Ex Field, Landover, MD
TV Schedule: FOX (TV Distribution Map)
TV Announcers: Chris Myers, Tim Ryan
Radio: KFAN FM 100.3