Mike McCarthy: Vikings aided Packers’ prep for 49ers

The Green Bay Packers didn’t get much resistance in throttling the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday. But going against Joe Webb might make facing the San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick easier.

Packers take care of business with win over Vikings

Playoff victories don’t get more routine than this. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers took care of business on Saturday at Lambeau, eliminating the Minnesota Vikings in a 24-10 victory.

Vikings’ Adrian Peterson’s season ends in Green Bay

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson gave us a season to remember, but he couldn’t overcome playing with backup quarterback Joe Webb on Saturday night. At least the future still looks bright for the Vikes.

Ole Miss routs Pitt in BBVA Compass Bowl, caps turnaround

Bo Wallace threw three touchdown passes and Mississippi beat Pittsburgh 38-17 in the BBVA Compass Bowl on Saturday to complete an impressive turnaround under first-year coach Hugh Freeze.

Rivera to remain as head coach of Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera will be staying with the team and is preparing for next season, the Panthers announced Saturday.

Amezaga inked to minor-league deal

The Dodgers signed veteran infield Alfredo Amezaga to a minor-league deal Saturday, with the chance to earn a spot on the roster as a utility player. Amezaga has no appeared in a game since 2011, when he was with the Marlins and Rockies.

Saban on going pro: I have 'no unfinished business' in NFL

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Saturday he has ‘no unfinished business’ in the NFL and that at this time coaching in the league is ‘not something I want to do.’

Colts coach Chuck Pagano writes letter to Indianapolis

This has not been your normal season for Chuck Pagano and the city of Indianapolis. That’s why the relationship is anything but normal. It’s also why the Colts coach expressed his gratitude Saturday.

B.J. Raji key to stopping Adrian Peterson in NFC tilt

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been unstoppable on the run this season but he might meet his match in Saturday’s NFC wild card tilt. Green Bay Packers’ B.J. Raji has the potential to stop AP all day.

Packers’ Randall Cobb (ankle) plans to play vs. Vikings

The Packers missed Randall Cobb on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, but the dynamic receiver and return man says his tweaked ankle will be ready for Saturday’s night’s rematch.