FOX Sports North Midweek Stock Report for Jan. 13
Every Wednesday, FOX Sports North takes a look at whose stock is trending up and whose is trending down across the state of Minnesota
In other words, who's on the rise -- like Timberwolves point guard Andrew Wiggins -- and who is trending way down, like Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson
With that in mind, let's "take stock" of the current sports scene in Minnesota.
Everson Griffen, Vikings DE
The hulking defensive end was electric in the Vikings' 10-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Griffen finished with six total tackles while working against lineman Russell Okung, spinning past the Seahawks tackle to pin a highlight-reel sack on notoriously speedy quarterback Russell Wilson in the third quarter.
Rachel Banham, Gophers G
Banham was named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll for the third time Monday after scoring 39 points to lead the Gophers past Illinois, while breaking the program record for 3-pointers in a single game with 10. The senior grabbed another 21 points in a loss to Michigan, while moving into fourth on the Big Ten's all-time scoring list with 2,530 points.
Andrew Wiggins, Wolves PG
Believers in the so-called "revenge game" got a healthy dose of validation from Wiggins on Friday. The former Cleveland Cavaliers draft pick exploded for 35 points against the team that traded him. Wiggins spotted Dallas another 21 points in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks, before rounding things out with a 20-point performance against Oklahoma City.
Adrian Peterson, Vikings RB
After winning third rushing title with 1,485 yards during the regular season, Peterson was shut down against the Seahawks' No. 1-ranked run defense. Peterson picked up just 45 yards on 23 carries against Seattle, before losing a critical fumble in the fourth quarter that allowed the Seahawks to take the lead.
Mikael Granlund, Wild C
The Wild's No. 2 center behind Mikko Koivu, the Finnish forward has been held in check after a three-point game Columbus last week. Granlund has just one point in his last four games, and has a rating of minus-two over that same span.
University of Minnesota men's basketball
The Gophers are reeling following a pair of lopsided Big Ten loses, as Minnesota having now lost to Northwestern and Nebraska by a combined 50 points. The Wildcats toppled the Gophers 77-52 on Saturday, before the Cornhuskers cruised to the most dominant win of their 64-game all-time series against Minnesota, 84-59.
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