The Big Ten has had the Pac-12's number in men's basketball. In head-to-head matchups, the Big Ten is 6-1 against Pac-12 teams, including two victories by the Gophers (Stanford and USC).
A potential AFC Championship Game preview takes place when the Texans visit the Patriots (7:30 p.m., ESPN).
"This changes our strategy ... now we will be conservative on offense ... Wait ... we already were." --FootballFred, after Harrison Smith's touchdown on the Vikings chat at startribune.com.
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"I sure hope @BUrlacher54 gets better. Us angry bald men need to stick together." --@HomerJSimpson. Yes, we know he's not real.