Vikings, Giants Shed Slow Starts, Move Into Playoff PositionThe New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings are in position to pull off remarkable turnarounds.
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Packers Could Get A Fresh Start In The PostseasonThe Packers have made an uninspiring run into the playoffs. They've finished the regular season with two straight losses and agonizingly familiar problems with the ball.
'Playoffs' Basically Start Sunday For Vikings, PackersUnofficially, the playoffs start on Sunday for the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers. Sure, border state bragging rights are on the line again in the regular-season finale. Another rushing title is within the grasp of Minnesota's Adrian Peterson. Aaron Rodgers has one more shot to tune up the sluggish Green Bay offense.
Vikings-Packers Game Flexed To Sunday NightThe border battle showdown between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers has been rescheduled for a late start Sunday. The NFL announced it's moving the game at Lambeau Field from a noon start to the 7:30 p.m. time slot.
Back To Back Games? It's Possible For Vikings & PackersNFL players wear week-to-week blinders. They like to say they're strictly focused on the next game. But this late in the regular season, it's hard not to take a least a peek at what might lie ahead for playoff contenders.
Vikings In Control Of Their Playoff DestinyAfter playing their best game of the year Sunday, the Vikings control their own playoff destiny. If they win either of their final two games, they're in.
Torii Hunter Unsure If He’ll Return To The TwinsFan favorite Torii Hunter is not in the lineup for Sunday’s Twins season finale at Target Field, and it's not known if he'll play with the team again.
Twins Blog: It Comes Down To This ...Ten teams make the playoffs in baseball. Nine of those spots have been decided. But the final AL Wild Card spot is still up for grabs.
Lynx Focused On Winning Title, Not Revenge On FeverMinnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve and Timberwolves' interim head coach Sam Mitchell chatted as their practices overlapped Thursday. It was a good problem to have because it means the Lynx are in the finals. "No matter what, it's just one more opponent we're getting ready for. This is it, and this is where we were trying to get to and we're here," Reeve said.
Lynx, Mercury Renew Rivalry In Western Conference FinalsTempers have flared. Trash has been talked. Glares have been exchanged. The Phoenix Mercury and Minnesota Lynx have met in the playoffs so often over the years that it's only natural that a rivalry has developed. Round 4 begins Thursday night, when the Lynx host the Mercury in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
St. Paul Saints End Year With Record-Setting SeasonThe St. Paul Saints have had quite the year! In addition to getting a new stadium, they have a new record. The Saints ended the year Monday on a high note by having a record-setting regular season.
Playoff Update: The Biggest Stories In The NBA, NHL PlayoffsHere's a look at the latest and most important storylines from around the NBA and NHL Playoffs.
Wild Blog: Blackhawks Shadow Looms Large Over MinnesotaThe thought going into this series was that the Minnesota Wild finally had enough depth on their roster to compete with, and beat, the Chicago Blackhawks in the playoffs. Instead it was the Blackhawks showing the Wild that they still have a long way to go.
After A Day Of Studying, Wild Are Ready To Take The IceAfter losing 4-3 and 4-1 in Chicago against the Blackhawks, the Wild are back in St. Paul Tuesday. And a home ice advantage couldn't be more important for Mike Yeo's team.