Three former Hawkeyes entered the NFL Divisional Round with dreams of making it all the way to the Super Bowl. Only one of those dreams is still alive this season.
Riley Reiff helped the Minnesota Vikings defeat the New Orleans Saints in one of the greatest postseason finishes in NFL history. His efforts helped the Vikings put up 403 yards of total offense while converting 10 of 17 3rd down attempts.
Reiff and the Vikings will now travel to Philadelphia to face the Eagles — the NFC’s top seed — next Sunday. That game will kick off at 5:40 pm CST on Fox.
As far as the other two former Hawkeyes who played this past weekend:
Adrian Clayborn, Defensive Tackle, Atlanta Falcons
Clayborn got in on just a single tackle in Atlanta’s 15-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Karl Klug, Defensive Lineman, Tennessee Titans
Klug played plenty, but failed to get his name into the box score with any stats in Tennessee’s 35-14 loss to the Patriots.
Here’s hoping Minnesota wins next week so we can do a “Hawks in the NFL: Super Bowl Edition” in a couple of weeks!