Catch or no catch, Vikings’ Thielen keeps producing
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Adam Thielen, Vikings receiver (↑ UP)
The definition of a catch remains unclear, but Thielen had another big day in spite of his overturned touchdown. He caught six passes on 13 targets for 105 yards and a touchdown for his third 100-yard game of the season, including a 52-yard touchdown.
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Andrew Sendejo, Vikings safety (↓ DOWN)
Poor Sendejo. He nabbed his second interception of the season and had nine total tackles Sunday, but a solid performance was overshadowed by one glaring misstep. Cam Newton broke Sendejo's ankles (Relax. Not literally.) late in the fourth quarter, motoring 62 yards downfield and setting up the go-ahead touchdown.
USA TODAY SportsJeff Hanisch
Jimmy Butler, Timberwolves forward (↑ UP)
Jimmy Buckets put the Wolves on his back again, scoring a season-high 38 points against the Philadelphia 76ers. He couldn't quite will the Wolves to a win, as Minnesota let another late lead slip away.
Associated PressKyusung Gong
Devan Dubnyk, Wild goaltender (↓ DOWN)
Dubs is down. The Wild's starting goalie didn't return to the ice following the first intermission after suffering a lower-body injury. He's set to have an MRI on Wednesday.
USA TODAY SportsBrad Rempel
Mikael Granlund, Wild forward (↑ UP)
Granlund saved the day in the shootout, scoring the decisive goal to help the Wild to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames at Xcel Energy Center. He didn't mess around, skating in from the left side and beating Mike Smith five-hole.
USA TODAY SportsHarrison Barden
Gophers men's hockey, (↓ DOWN)
The Gophers' four-year reign atop the Big Ten is in peril. Ohio State swept Minnesota over the weekend, beating the Gophers 2-1 in overtime Friday and 4-1 on Saturday. To add a little insult to injury, the Buckeyes jumped ahead of Minnesota in the USCHO.com poll, as Minnesota fell from No. 7 to No. 10. The kicker? Newcomer Notre Dame now has a 14-point lead on the rest of the field, while the Gophers sit in fourth, behind Ohio State and Penn State.