It boasts a strong passing and running game that has been a threat all year. It’s hard to count a team out led by Rodgers, especially when the quarterback has been playing some of his best football and has a slew of weapons to help make the offense a tough one to beat.
After looking like they were on the verge of implosion following a loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 4, the Vikings have rattled off three straight victories, and they will look to extend that streak on Thursday night when they host a lowly Washington team. While many fans will be excited for the return of Minneapolis Miracle hero, Case Keen um, things haven’t gone so well for the former Vikings quarterback and his current team this season.
Deal, who led the way to a 130-109 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves for their first victory, could be excused for having a little of fun. Like the little baby?’ ” Deal said with a chuckle during a video conference call with reporters after the game.
All it took for Washington to win this season was a new year and an opponent searching for direction without its primary contributor. The Wizards (1-5), on the second night of a back-to-back set, were without Westbrook (rest) but still had Deal and a red-hot Thomas Bryant.
Bryant had 18 points on 7-for-7 shooting, extending his stellar performance from Thursday’s loss to Chicago. Malik Beasley had 21 points for Minnesota (2-3), which was also without starter Josh Bogie (hamstring strain).
In the third, Washington came out with some of its most aggressive offense of the season and forced a handful of Minnesota starters into foul trouble as the Timberwolves faded. “I came in and told the guys, ‘In order for us to be the team we want to be, we can ’t let these 15-, 16-, 17-point leads slip away from us,’ Deal said.
The Bears managed to secure the NFC’s third and final Wild Card spot despite losing six (!) Chicago also dropped its Week 17 game against the top-seeded Green Bay Packers, but it was granted a postseason berth via the Arizona Cardinals’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
Can Win Super Bowl We’re going to be honest with you here, Chicago’s chances of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in February are slim-to-none. Think of the 2007 New York Giants, who were fairly limited offensively but had enough defensive studs to carry the team along.
Chicago’s defense showed flashes of being an elite unit over the course of the regular season, but there was never any consistency. Khalil Mack and Co. will need to bring their A-game if the Bears are going to score a road upset over the Saints, let alone win multiple games this month.
The Bears might be wise to lean on the option game, especially when you consider the tear running back David Montgomery has been on of late. If Nagy strays from conservative play-calling and Chicago lets it all hang out offensively, maybe the Bears can make some noise.
Some thought the unit was beginning to turn things around during the home stretch of the regular season, but it’s important to keep the opposition in mind. It’s pretty easy to shine offensively when you’re going up against the Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Fox Sports North, NBA TV 830 WACO Game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the LA Clippers played on Tue December 29th 2020.
Tuesday Tue Dec 29 Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA Game between the Washington Wizards and the Minnesota Timberwolves played on Fri January 1st 2021.
Friday Fri Jan 01 Target Center, Minneapolis, MN Game between the Denver Nuggets and the Minnesota Timberwolves played on Sun January 3rd 2021.
Sunday Sun Jan 03 Target Center, Minneapolis, MN Game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Denver Nuggets played on Tue January 5th 2021.
Tuesday Tue Jan 05 Ball Arena, Denver, CO Game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Portland Trail Blazers played on Thu January 7th 2021.
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Wednesday Wed Jan 20 Target Center, Minneapolis, MN Game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Fri January 22nd 2021 at 6:00pm CST at Target Center Minneapolis, MN.
Friday Fri Jan 22 Target Center, Minneapolis, MN Game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sat January 23rd 2021 at 6:00pm CST at Target Center Minneapolis, MN.
Saturday Sat Jan 23 Target Center, Minneapolis, MN Game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors on Mon January 25th 2021 at 8:00pm CST at Chase Center San Francisco, CA.
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