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What matters now is just Shazier’s continued recovery.

I took Latin for six years like a big ol’ loser, and let me tell you, if D.K. handed this picture in as a homework assignment, it’d get him kicked out of class.

Quick aside: One time we were learning about planets, and I raised my hand and asked, Who was Uranus named after? I couldn’t stop laughing afterwards, so my teacher made me sit in the hallway for the rest of the period.

Anyway, I don’t know where all of this will lead. I’m hopeful that it will wrap up neatly, but I’m also slowly coming to terms with the fact that we just might never know. And maybe that’s okay. Maybe the real friends are the Hader facts and Greek mythology we brushed up on at the IHOPs along the way.

Morstead promised to fly back to Minnesota to personally deliver a check to Minnesota’s Child Life Program if the donations surpassed $100,000.

Payton added a #skol to his Twitter post on Friday, as well as a #recovering and the words, Felling better already. Payton also said he is pulling for his longtime friend Mike Zimmer, who coaches the Vikings.

Payton dialed up the trick pass with Willie Snead. It almost worked perfectly, but Snead’s throw was … less than accurate. It also happened on third and short, forcing a punt when the Saints could least afford it.

Vikings 20, Saints 14 After that madness, Kai Forbath nailed a clutch 49-yard field goal to make it a six-point game.

The Vikings’ drive stalled out, but Sean Payton inexplicably wasted both his challenges on calls that were never close to overturned. The Saints now have just one timeout with ten minutes left.

X factor: Danny Amendola, WR. Amendola has racked up 196 yards and two touchdowns on 18 grabs this postseason. It’s the route running, the quickness and the scheme in New England that makes him a prime X factor in the Super Bowl. Look at how the Patriots create space inside of the numbers or focus on Amendola’s ability to shake coverage in a phone booth. This allows Brady to dice up the middle of the field on high-percentage throws in the short-to-intermediate passing game. And that’s a blueprint for success. — Matt Bowe

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He developed a close relationship with Big Ben as the quarterback’s relationship with Haley deterioriated.

On Monday, the day after the remarkable 61-yard play that resulted in a five-point victory over the New Orleans Saints and a trip to the NFC Championship Game, the team filed for three trademarks to the phrase Minneapolis Miracle and one to Minnesota Miracle.

The filings showed up Friday in electronic records published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The Vikings seek to own the monikers on more than 100 items, including football helmets, watches, golf bags, bowling bags, bathing suits and parkas.

The team is selling a T-shirt with Minneapolis Miracle 1-14-18. Diggs, with T-shirt seller Represent, began selling an NFLPA-licensed shirt with his image and the words Minneapolis Miracle on Wednesday.

When Championship Sunday kicks off Jan. 21, you’re going to notice one familiar face and three party crashers. Of the four teams left, the Patriots are the only team that has won a Super Bowl. The Jaguars have never even been to the Super Bowl, while the Eagles (0-2) and Vikings (0-4) are winless in their six combined trips.

After destroying the Titans 35-14 on Saturday, the Patriots will now be playing in the AFC title game for the seventh straight season.

Fichtner started with the Steelers in 2007, arriving in Pittsburgh with Mike Tomlin. He has been the quarterbacks coach for the past eight years. He never has been an offensive coordinator in the NFL, but he was the offensive coordinator at Arkansas State University (1997-2000) and Memphis (2001-06).

Last month, La Canfora reported that Roethlisberger asked Tomlin to allowed Fichtner to leave the coaching booth for the sideline to serve as a buffer between him and Haley:

Sources said Roethlisberger approached head coach Mike Tomlin about a month ago and requested to have a buffer between him and Haley on the sidelines, another set of eyes and a sounding board he could turn to.

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The Saints made the postseason for the fifth time in team history after the 2000 season.

They got their first-ever playoff win over the Rams in the Wild Card Round, only to find themselves up against the Vikings again in divisional play. Minnesota delivered another early exit from the playoffs with a 34-16 win over the Saints.

And that Monday Night Football loss during the 2008 season that Hendrix mentioned? That was a 30-27 punch to the gut that came on a Ryan Longwell field goal with just 16 seconds left in the game.

The Chiefs traded up to pick Patrick Mahomes with the 10th selection in the 2018 NFL draft, and he immediately showed off his huge potential in preseason. With the AFC West clinched and nothing to play for in Week 17, Kansas City gave Mahomes his first regular-season start and he kept the hype train rolling by leading the Chiefs to a come-from-behind victory, even if he finished with an interception and no touchdowns.

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From our perspective, he’s the type of professional athlete that you want to celebrate, hold up as an example, not only to other players in the league but hold up to kids that are playing the game, and just as somebody you want to model your life off of, not only as a professional athlete but how he is as a father to his children, a husband, a son to his parents, a brother to his sisters. He is as good of a human being as you can get. And I think as I’ve told you before, if Tom was a lot younger and let’s say he wasn’t a football player but was the exact same guy and he married my daughter, I’d think my daughter had married the greatest guy in the world. He’s exceptional.

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Both teams are using players that began the season as their backup quarterback under center.

The road to get here was filled with unexpected challenges for both teams, but in the end, the No. 1 seed Philadelphia Eagles and the No. 2 seed Minnesota Vikings advanced to the NFC title game.

Both are using primary running backs that did not begin the season as starters. Both have excellent defenses against both the run and the pass and both have creative, confounding offenses that found much more success during the regular season than anyone expected coming in.

In the meantime, unproven Jimmy Garoppolo is the starter in New England. He was uneven in the preseason opener (11 of 18, 168 yards) but that shouldn’t be cause for alarm; working out the kinks is the entire point of these practice games. Worst case, Brady returns and the Pats are 2-2, or maybe even 1-3, but thanks to playing in the AFC East, there’s still every reason to believe New England will win the division and return to the postseason for the eighth consecutive year.

The Eagles have a truly fearsome defense keyed by one of the league’s most imposing defensive lines, and thus the Falcons are going to have to fight even harder than usual to push down the field. The more drives that start from the 15 or even 10 yard line versus the 25 or even further downfield, the more acute that struggle is going to become. This is a game where every yard and every point is probably going to matter unless Nick Foles completely implodes, so it’ll be incumbent on the return game to make smart decisions and avoid penalties.

The folks over at The Falcoholic asked the question: What will the Eagles get out of Foles against the Falcons? From their perspective, there are some concerns, but it’s definitely preferable to playing against Wentz.

Sean McVay, the youngest head coach in modern NFL history, was named Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America on Thursday, a testament to the Los Angeles Rams’ stunning turnaround under his watch.

The Rams were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Atlanta Falcons, but they led the NFL with six players on the Pro Football Writers’ All-NFL team — Gurley, offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, defensive tackle Aaron Donald, kicker Greg Zuerlein, punter Johnny Hekker and return specialist Pharoh Cooper.