VU Daily Blog: Weekend edition

The NFL postponed another Vikings game, this time until Tuesday, leaving players to react and fans to follow the playoff scenarios for the rest of the teams. See all the Vikings news and speculation as it progressed through the VU Daily Blog.

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According to the #
NFL the #Vikings season finale at Detroit is still on for noon Central Sunday. @Vshiancoe joked it would be at TCF.

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Visanthe Shiancoe said he might try to fly to Mars to recover from everything that's gone on this season. #
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POSTED BY: TIM YOTTER
ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2010 AT 15:32:00

Players react to postponed game

The postponement of the Vikings game until Tuesday night due to a blizzard bearing down on Philadelphia is just another source of frustration for Vikings players. They have already dealt with a lot since August. Here was the reaction of some of the players, according to what the Vikings released in a statement.

Jared Allen: "What else can you say? Just add this to the list for the 2010 season. But you know what, we have to remain together as a team and keep a positive mind frame. It's important to be a professional and be ready to play on Tuesday night."

Heath Farwell: "We're just going to roll with it; that's what we have to do. We've had a lot of adversity this year and this is another example of it. We are professionals and we have to adapt to what's given to us."

Chad Greenway: "It's just another interesting twist to our season. It's been tough to deal with all the distractions and this just adds to it. We'll be staying here for a couple nights, so we'll treat it like a (college) bowl game. In a bowl game you're typically there for about a week and we'll be here for about three days. But it has that feel. Everybody is here together; we'll be hanging out. I'll probably go get a cheese steak tonight and just hang out."

"At this point, there is so much time. We have to take some time just to relax, watch a couple movies and hang out. When it comes down to it, tomorrow we'll get back into our game planning. We'll watch some more film and keep interested in what's going on instead of getting lost in the craziness."

Percy Harvin: "Football is football, no matter what day you play it. They're accommodating us very well at the hotel. We get to wash our clothes, there are movies to watch and we can eat. It's just like being at home; we've just got to stay here, relax and then be ready when it's time to play."

Ryan Longwell: "It's tough, especially in a season that you didn't think any more curve balls could happen. This is a rough one being away from our families during Christmas and being stuck in Philly. At the same time you realize that you've got to reconfigure the mind for Tuesday night and show up ready to play.

On what the leadership committee discussed with interim head coach Leslie Frazier: "A couple different angles. One is the logistics of being stuck in a hotel. Usually we're in a hotel for one night so guys bring one change of clothes and that's it. Now we'll be here for three days and we have to figure out how to take care of guys. So the logistics is one thing. Two is keeping your mind right. We have every reason, because of the season, to say, ‘This is the last straw and I'm checking out.' But this is the NFL and you can't do that. You have to show up ready to play Tuesday night and that's what we're trying to get the young guys and everybody to understand."

Adrian Peterson: "Hey, at least it's another couple of days to heal. We just have to handle this like we have everything else that has gone on this season. Coach Frazier told us to continue to stick together, to stay focused, and that's what we'll do. This is just another bump in the road."

Visanthe Shiancoe: "As a professional athlete, as coach (Leslie Frazier) said, you can only control your attitude and your approach to it. So we have to have a positive approach to it. We get a little extra time to rest, a little extra time to be in the playbook and we're still going to be on a national stage. We still have a chance to showcase the Vikings. We need to stay ready, no matter the circumstances."

Joe Webb: "It's another situation you can't control. The only thing we can control is keeping our focus and staying composed. We need to fight through this adversity. It's important to not check out mentally and stay in the playbook studying so we are prepared for the game."

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POSTED BY: TIM YOTTER
ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2010 AT 13:12:00

Sunday playoff scenarios

With the Vikings game postponed until Tuesday night at 7 p.m. because of a blizzard in Philadelphia, here are the playoff scenarios for your Sunday NFL viewing.

AFC

CLINCHED:

New England – playoff spot

Pittsburgh – playoff spot

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England clinches AFC East division and homefield advantage with:

1) NE win or tie OR

2) NYJ loss or tie

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Pittsburgh clinches AFC North division and a first-round bye with:

1) PIT win + BAL loss

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Kansas City clinches AFC West division with:

1) KC win + SD loss or tie OR

2) KC tie + SD loss

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:

1) BAL win or tie OR

2) KC loss + JAX loss or tie OR

3) KC loss + IND loss or tie OR

4) SD loss or tie + JAX loss or tie OR

5) SD loss or tie + IND loss or tie

NEW YORK JETS

New York Jets clinch a playoff spot with:

1) NYJ win or tie OR

2) JAX loss or tie OR

3) IND loss or tie

NFC

CLINCHED:

Chicago – NFC North

Atlanta – playoff spot

ATLANTA FALCONS

Atlanta clinches NFC South division and homefield advantage with:

1) ATL win or tie

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Philadelphia clinches NFC East division with:

1) PHI win OR

2) PHI tie + NYG loss or tie OR

3) NYG loss

Philadelphia clinches a playoff spot with:

1) PHI tie OR

2) TB loss or tie

CHICAGO BEARS

Chicago clinches a first-round bye with:

1) CHI win + PHI loss + NYG loss or tie

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:

1) NO win or tie OR

2) TB loss or tie

NEW YORK GIANTS

New York Giants clinch a playoff spot with:

1) NYG win

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RT NFL: Due to public safety concerns + uncertainty of snow emergency in Phila tonight, #
Vikings game has been postponed til Tuesday night.

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LOL, Kluwe laughs at himself. RT @
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