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Northwestern in the NFL Playoffs, Divisional Round: The Green Bay ‘Cats march on

Super Bowl MVP Danny Vitale remains a (faint) possibility.

NFL: NFC Divisional Round-Seattle Seahawks At Green Bay Packers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Five of the nine healthy/active NFL #ProCats took the field for Wild Card weekend, with four emerging victorious and earning their rightful spot in the NFC Conference Championship game. The individual performances weren’t anything to write home about, but some young professional ‘Cats are now just one win away from a spot in the Super Bowl. Pretty cool stuff.

Ifeadi Odenigbo - DE, Minnesota Vikings

Odenigbo’s remarkable stretch to end the season finally came to a close on Saturday as the Vikings fell to the 49ers in the Bay Area over the weekend. Odenigbo had a quiet afternoon, recording just one combined tackle, but that shouldn’t take away from his breakout season in Minnesota.

The second-year Viking finished the season with seven sacks, seven TFLs, and was responsible for Minnesota’s only defensive touchdown on the season. He has cemented himself as a viable part of this Vikings front-seven moving forward.

Tyler Lancaster - DT, Green Bay Packers

Lanny was quiet in Green Bay’s narrow win over Seattle at home, recording just two tackles. He was marked questionable with an illness before the game which may have limited his playing time. That said, the Packers’ front seven held up well against Marshawn Lynch, keeping him to just 26 yards on 12 carries. A Green Bay upset in Santa Clara next Sunday would send the big tackle to the Super Bowl in just his second NFL season.

Dean Lowry - DE, Green Bay Packers

Lowry was also quiet, combining for just two tackles in the limited action he saw as a Packer pass rusher on Sunday. The fourth-year end has already set a season high for tackles in his 2019-20 campaign.

Ibraheim Campbell - S, Green Bay Packers

The Packers’ midseason addition had one solo tackle on Sunday as he saw his first career playoff action in the fifth season of his NFL tenure.

Danny Vitale - FB, Green Bay Packers

Vitale was inactive to end the regular season and things stayed that way for the playoffs as he was ruled out with both a knee injury as well as illness. The fullback has been a limited participant in Packer practices, so there’s still hope that he’ll see some playoff action in the coming weeks. Heal up, Danny.