(Minneapolis, MN) — Eddy Pineiro drilled a 22-yard field goal with 10-seconds left to lift the Bears past the Vikings 21-19 in the season finale in Minneapolis. Sean Mannion was 12-of-21 for 126 yards and two picks for the Vikings, who earned the sixth seed in the NFC at 10-and-6. Minnesota will visit the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs this Saturday. Mike Boone ran for 148 yards and a score in defeat.
(Undated) — The NFL playoff field is set. On Saturday, AFC Wild Card action opens up as the Titans visit the Patriots and the Bills travel to face the Texans. The NFC Wild Card round kicks off on Sunday with the Saints hosting the Vikings and the Seahawks visiting the Eagles. The 49ers, Ravens, Packers and Chiefs earned first-round byes.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild allowed three unanswered goals in the third period and lost to the Islanders 3-1 at The X. Ryan Donato scored the lone goal in the first period for Minnesota, which saw its modest two-game winning streak come to an end. The Wild host Toronto tomorrow.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves are back on the hardwood tonight hosting the Brooklyn Nets at the Target Center. Minnesota has lost 12 of its last 13 games after Saturday’s setback to Cleveland. The Wolves are now 11-and-20 on the year.
(West Lafayette, IN) — The Golden Gophers hit the road to Purdue on Thursday to battle the Boilermakers. Minnesota has won three in-a-row after Saturday’s 89-62 rout of FIU. The Gophers sit at 7-and-5 on the season including 1-and-1 in Big Ten action.