BALTIMORE (AP) - Joe Flacco threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to rookie Marlon Brown with 4 seconds left, capping a flurry of scores on an icy field and giving the Baltimore Ravens a 29-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings yesterday. Minnesota (3-9-1) also lost Peterson in the second quarter with an ankle injury and were officially eliminated from playoff contention.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Josh Harding made 37 saves in another strong home outing, and the Minnesota Wild beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 last night despite recording only 13 shots. Zach Parise scored twice - once into an empty net - and Mikko Koivu added a goal for the Wild, who have won three of four.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is expected to undergo an MRI today after he left yesterday's game against Baltimore with an ankle injury. The injury occurred early in the second quarter on a snowy afternoon and on a wet field. His return is questionable. Peterson, the 2012 NFL MVP, began the day as the NFL rushing leader with 1,208 yards.
HOUSTON (AP) - Minnesota will play in the Texas Bowl for the second year in a row when it faces Syracuse on Dec. 27. The Gophers (8-4) improved by two wins in 2013 but have wound up in Houston yet again. Minnesota blew a 10-point lead in the final 1:10 and lost to Texas Tech 34-31 in last year's Texas Bowl. Syracuse (6-6) finished 4-4 in its first season in the ACC and rallied past Boston College in the regular-season finale to earn bowl eligibility.
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