All things Minnesota

The Minnesota Vikings are headed back to the NFL playoffs after a two-year hiatus.
A convincing 49-17 victory over the New York Giants sealed a spot in the playoffs for the Vikings Sunday night.
However, a division title is still up for grabs, as the Vikings will travel to Green Bay to play the Packers in another prime-time football game.
The scenarios are many, but the Vikings will either play the Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, or Packers the this coming weekend in the NFC Wild Card Game.

Fitzgerald back to old self; Floyd finishing strong
After a disappointing year in 2014, Arizona Cardinals’ wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has emerged back into a big-time threat in the Cardinals’ passing game.
It also helps when one of the league’s best quarterbacks, Carson Palmer is back and healthy again after suffering a torn ACL last season.
In 15 games, Fitzgerald has caught 103 passes for 1,160 yards and eight touchdowns.
In 14 games in 2014, Fitzgerald had 63 catches for 784 yards and two touchdowns.
Fitzgerald attended high school at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield.
Arizona’s other dynamic receiver, Michael Floyd, is enjoying a late-season burst.
After missing the first game of the season and missing snaps due to recovering from dislocated fingers, Floyd’s production has picked up.
Over the last four games, Floyd has 23 receptions for 387 yards and one touchdown.
For the season, Floyd has 51 catches for 833 yards and six touchdowns.
He graduated from Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul.

It seems that the Minnesota Wild have avoided their usual winter meltdown this year.
If you remember back to last season, the Wild started to slide down the Western Conference standings Dec. 16, and it lasted through Jan. 13.
So far, the Wild is 19-10-6 with 44 points, and sitting in third place in the Central Division.


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