(New Orleans, LA) — The Minnesota Vikings are moving on to the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs after a 26-20 overtime win over the Saints in New Orleans. Kirk Cousins connected with Kyle Rudolph for the winning score in OT. Cousins finished 19-of-31 for 242 yards passing for Minnesota, which advances to face the number-one seeded 49ers on Saturday in Santa Clara. Dalvin Cook ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.
(Undated) — Wild Card Weekend is over and three teams who played on the road are moving to the next round. The Vikings stunned the Saints 26-20 in overtime in New Orleans and the Seahawks knocked off the Eagles 17-9 in Philadelphia yesterday. On Saturday, the Titans upset the Patriots 20-13 in Foxboro, while the Texans held on to edge the Bills 22-19 in overtime. In the Division Round this weekend, Minnesota visits San Francisco, Baltimore hosts Tennessee, Houston travels to Kansas City and Green Bay welcomes Seattle.
(Cleveland, OH) — The Timberwolves led by 18 at the half as they crushed the Cavaliers 118-103 in Cleveland. Gorgui Dieng racked up 22 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and four blocks for Minnesota, which improved to 14-and-21 with its second win in-a-row. The Wolves visit Memphis tomorrow before returning home.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild went seven rounds in the shootout before falling to the Flames 5-4 at The X. Ryan Donato scored the lone shootout goal for Minnesota. Marcus Foligno scored twice in a three-goal first period for the Wild, who have dropped three-of-four. The Wild will visit Calgary on Thursday.
(Minneapolis, MN) — Daniel Oturu posted 19 points and 16 rebounds as the Golden Gophers knocked off Northwestern 77-68 at Williams Arena. Marcus Carr netted 17 points for Minnesota, which moved to 8-and-6 with its fourth win in five games. The Gophers travel to 16th-ranked Michigan State on Thursday.