Vikings learn playoff opportunities aren't automatic

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Published: January 4, 2013

Phil Loadholt remembers his last playoff game very clearly. New Orleans, Jan. 24, 2010, NFC title game.

Loadholt was a rookie starting at right tackle for a team that went 12-4 in the regular season before destroying Dallas in the divisional playoffs.

“Before we got on the...

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