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Who would have thought: Viks back in playoff hunt

Out of nowhere. That is where the Minnesota Vikings’ 41-17 win over the New York Giants came from. The Viks intercepted Giants quarterback Eli Manning not one, not two, not three, but four times. That made things easy for Minnesota’s offense, which was still without star running back Adrian Peterson. Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson went 10-of-12 for 129 yards in possibly his best day as a pro, leaving the team optimistic as it flew back to Minneapolis.

The Vikings should get Peterson, clearly the rookie of the year in the NFL at this point of the season, back for next weekend and at 5-6 the word “Playoffs? isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

Just take a look at this quote from Vikings owner Zygi Wilf while running off the field after the game at Giants Stadium.

"Back in the hunt, big time,? he exclaimed