TIPSHEET

Compiled by KenChia

KNOW THIS

Fernando Rodney, you might recall, was the losing pitcher in Game 163 between the Twins and Tigers in 2009 at the Metrodome, when Jim Leyland stuck with him for a FOURTH inning of work rather than turn the game over to another reliever.

WATCH THIS

Remember that game the Timberwolves won last week, when they used the bench and didn't wilt in the fourth quarter? That was fun. Maybe it will happen again tonight vs. Portland (7 p.m., FSN).

RANDOM FANDOM

"Gotta try for at least #2 seed. I worry less about Philly than I do about whoever wins the NFC South. Brees, Ryan and Cam have all been to the Super Bowl, and it'd be nice to have a rematch with any of them here, and not there."

"bh1963" on the Vikings at startribune.com.

TWEETED

"I must have misunderstood. I thought the report was Marvin Lewis was quitting after the season. It appears the whole Bengals team decided to quit during the season."

— Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith.

@MichaelDavSmith