afternoon at Ford Field Cameron Smith Minnesota Vikings Jerseys , the Minnesota Vikings have not made it to the postseason yet.That’s because the Houston Texans could not hold onto a late lead against the Philadelphia Eagles, as Jake Elliott hit a 35-yard field goal with no time left to give the Eagles a 32-30 victory over Houston.That means that the Vikings are still in the driver’s seat for a spot in the 2018 NFC playoffs, but they have not clinched anything yet.Vikings’ fans will be keeping a close eye on the Sunday Night Football contest between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks. If the Chiefs should emerge victorious, the Vikings would leap over the Seahawks in terms of playoff seeding, but still will not have clinched a berth.Looking at the Week 17 schedule, the Vikings will host the NFC North Champion Chicago Bears, who may or may not have anything to play for in that game. The Eagles will travel to play the Washington Redskins Minnesota Vikings Jerseys 2019 , while the Seahawks will host the Arizona Cardinals.If the Vikings win on Sunday against Chicago, it isn’t going to matter what any other team does. . .the Vikings will make the NFC playoffs for the second year in a row and the third time in four years. If they lose against the Bears. . .well, they’re probably not getting in.So, you know, they better win next Sunday. Since the 2018 Minnesota Vikings season was unceremoniously ended by the Chicago Bears in Week 17, one of the biggest talking points surrounding the team has been who will be given the role of Offensive Coordinator in 2019. Names like Mike Mularkey, Dirk Koetter Cameron Smith Jersey nfl draft , and Hue Jackson have been bandied about over the past couple weeks, to varying degrees of warmth from the Vikings faithful.Today we learned that the Vikings are eschewing all the outside possibilities and staying in-house for their hire, retaining the services of Kevin Stefanski. From Adam Schefter, and now being widely reported and confirmed:Stefanski was reported to be in the running as one of two final candidates for the Cleveland Browns Head Coaching position. The Browns ended up going with Freddie Kitchens instead, which allowed the Vikings to keep Stefanski.While many fans may have wanted a new face to shake up an offense that under-performed in 2018, it’s understandable that the Vikings would want some continuity on their coaching staff at a position that has had more than its fair share of turnover during the Mike Zimmer era. Stefanski was already the fourth Offensive Coordinator in five seasons in Minnesota, succeeding Norv Turner Adult Cameron Smith Jersey , Pat Shurmur, and John DeFilippo. Of course Stefanski had been around for eight years before Zimmer even showed up: he has been with the team since the 2006 season after joining Brad Childress as an assistant.Hopefully a full offseason of familiar faces on the coaching staff (along with some much-needed reinforcements in the trenches) will help remedy some of the ills that befell Kirk Cousins and the Vikings offense in 2018. Because if the Vikings fail to make the postseason again in 2019, there may be a lot of job openings among the Minnesota coaching staff a year from now.What do you think of the (re-)hire? Was going with familiarity and continuity the right choice or was sticking with Stefanski uninspiring? Let us know in the comments.