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KNOW THIS

With 1,215 receiving yards this season, Adam Thielen sits at No. 14 on the Vikings’ single-season receiving yards list. He could vault past several receivers, perhaps even into the top five, with a strong game Sunday against Chicago.

WATCH THIS

P.J. Fleck’s Gophers didn’t make a bowl game this year, but you can watch a replay of what his best team at Western Michigan looked like a year ago in the Cotton Bowl against Wisconsin (8 p.m., BTN).

 

RANDOM FANDOM

“Congratulations to Cheryl Reeve. Sportsperson of the Year is a much-deserved honor. Thank you to the Santas at the StarTribune for choosing well … and listening to my nomination. Cheryl was very, very good this year and your pick has sweetened my Christmas stocking!”

“Rallen1225” commenting on startribune.com.

TWEETED

“‘Mr. Kaepernick, please call your first witness.’ ‘I call to the stand Taylor Heinicke.’”

Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report.

@mikefreemanNFL