Tampa Bay's playoff chances wilted away with a five-game losing streak late in the season. But the Buccaneers should enter the offseason on a relatively happy note thanks to Sunday's 22-17 win over the NFC's No. 1 seed, Atlanta.
The Vikings know how to finish a season. In the last regular-season game at the Metrodome, they hosted the Packers to one of the great games in the history of their rivalry. It wasn't perfectly performed, but for drama's sake it's has few to match it, as the Vikings outlasted the Packers and earned the opportunity to meet them next Saturday in the playoffs at Lambeau Field.