On this bye week edition of the Wobcast, vikings.com's Mike Wobschall and I preview Wild Card weekend, during which the Vikings are able to sit back and watch the action.
The Vikings don't play this week, but there is still so much to talk about. The Vikings will learn this weekend who they will host on Jan. 14 in the Divisional round and are just two playoff wins away from hosting and playing in a Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium.
01:10: News and notes
Vikings Week 1 starter Sam Bradford returned to practice this week. Wobby discusses what this means for the Vikings heading into the playoffs.
Minnesota had the best defense in the NFL in multiple categories at the conclusion of the 2017 regular season, including scoring defense, third-down defense and yards allowed. We break down all of the numbers from the spectacular season.
Wide receiver Stefon Diggs quietly had a stellar season for the Vikings after catching another touchdown against the Bears on Sunday and reaching a special Vikings franchise milestone.
07:50: Wobby previews the playoff picture
We take a listen to a video posted earlier in the week on Vikings.com where Wobby examines the playoff picture for the Vikings including the three possible opponents that Minnesota can play on Sunday, Jan.14 at U.S. Bank Stadium.
09:16: Number 2 seed/ bye week team playoff history
Wobby and I lay it all out and talk about the odds that these teams faced to reach the Super Bowl.
12:58: Peter Schrager on U.S. Bank Stadium
Earlier in the week friend of the Wobcast and Good Morning Football's Peter Schrager made a bold statement about Minnesota heading into the playoffs on NFL Network. Listen in to the segment and hear our reaction on Schrager's support of the Vikings.
26:32: Wobby's mailbag
Wobby takes three questions from the fans to discuss the play of Case Keenum outside the pocket, Linval Joseph's effect in the middle of the defense and the possibility of Vikings Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur being offered a head coaching job with another team.
33:15: Game picks/predictions
Wobby and I make our predictions for the four games scheduled on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.