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Fantasy Update

16 hours ago
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The Dallas Cowboys equalled the franchise's longest win streak Thursday night as they held off a frantic last minute Minnesota rally to beat the Vikings 17-15 at US Bank Stadium. Dallas won its 11th consecutive game this season as they prevented Minnesota quarterback Sam Bradford from scoring the potential game-tying two point conversion with 30 seconds left. The Cowboys can become the first NFL team to clinch a postseason spot with a loss or a tie by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or a loss by the Washington Redskins this weekend.
Blogging The Boys 19 hours ago
Sam Bradford Exits Game Following Hit By Maliek Collins [VIDEO]

Sam Bradford Exits Game Following Hit By Maliek Collins [VIDEO]

The Vikings QB was out for a few plays but returned. Demarcus Lawrence and Maliek Collins converged on Sam Bradford late in the second quarter as he dropped back to pass. It wasn't a sack, but Lawrence wrapped up and spun Bradford just as Collins arrived, hitting the quarterback square in the ribs. Bradford was replaced by Shaun Hill as trainers attended to him on the sideline. He has returned to start the second half. See the hit here: Vikings QB Sam Bradford's injury (side view). But now warming up, reports @AjKFAN. pic.twitter.com/1WtHPYEuXD — KFAN1003 (@KFAN1003) December 2, 2016
Revenge Of The Birds Nov 27, 2016

Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons: What to watch for

Julio, Dwight and Vic are looming, can the Arizona Cardinals contain them? It is a few hours away and the Arizona Cardinals season is on the line. That means we need to talk about what this game means to the Arizona Cardinals and what matchups matter in this game. Keep Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman in check The Arizona Cardinals have a great defense statistically, but they seem to struggle every week in one facet or another. Whether it is against the Vikings and an inability to pressure Sam Bradford or stopping Colin Kaepernick, there's always one thing that seems to elude them. If the...
Lions Gab Nov 24, 2016

Late Turnover Helps Lions Overcome Vikings 16-13 in Thanksgiving Thriller

In a wild Thanksgiving affair marked by defense, the Detroit Lions once again came from behind after trailing in the fourth quarter, topping the Minnesota Vikings 16-13. Darius Slay picked off Vikings QB Sam Bradford in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter, and Matt Prater nailed a 40-yard field goal at the buzzer to […]
Daily Norseman Nov 24, 2016

Detroit Lions 16, Minnesota Vikings 13

On Thanksgiving Day, the Minnesota Vikings had an opportunity to take over first place in the NFC North. They ended the day the same way their first meeting with the Detroit Lions ended. Sam Bradford threw a backbreaking interception to Darius Slay with under a minute to play, and Matt Prater's 40-yard field goal gave the Detroit Lions a 16-13 victory over the Vikings. The Lions got on the board first, courtesy of a 2-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to Anquan Boldin, a score that capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive. Minnesota answered with a 12-play, 75-yard drive of their own that...
Vikings Gab Nov 18, 2016

Beat Up Vikings Offensive Line Has Another Challenge Sunday Against Arizona

The Vikings offensive line has been more like a M*A*S*H unit as of late, as the team has lost three, count it THREE tackles – Matt Kalil, Andre Smith and Jake Long and they overall have had to start 10 different linemen in order to try to protect Sam Bradford on top of trying to […]

Vikings' Patterson may also have a matchup to watch vs. Cardinals [X-factor]

There will be a few intriguing matchups when Sam Bradford and the Vikings offense lines up across from the Cardinals defense on Sunday. Patrick Peterson following Stefon Diggs might be the most talented. Chandler Jones and Markus Golden against the Vikings tackles could be the most critical. Though an under-the-radar one to watch will be Cordarrelle Patterson against Cardinals cornerback Marcus Cooper. Much like the Vikings’ collection of defenders, the Cardinals defense doesn’t have many weak spots. Peterson, the 26-year-old, three-time All-Pro, hasn’t been thrown at much this...

FOX is now pasting Sam Bradford's head on Matt Cassel's body

Remember the good old days when the Vikings were 5-0 heading into their bye week and it seemed like their biggest problem was that Fox kept using an image of Sam Bradford’s head pasted onto Teddy Bridgewater’s body? The Vikings had some fun with it. Fox apologized and said they would get their act together. All was good. Yeah, well it’s not so funny anymore. The Vikings haven’t won a single game since this became a story. And Fox apparently hasn’t gotten its act together. On Sunday’s broadcast, some shrewd viewers noticed that a new image of Bradford didn’t quite look right. Was...

Upon Further Review... Spielman must take Vikings O-line seriously after season, thoughts on Bradford and the D

The morning after every Vikings game, after a few hours of sleep and maybe an early flight back to Minneapolis, Star Tribune beat writer Matt Vensel will empty out his notebook and share a few opinions after getting a chance to gather his thoughts. It’s sort of like a Minnesota-centric version of the Monday Morning QB — except it’s a few thousand words and one haiku shorter. —————– On the final offensive play for the Vikings yesterday, which felt like it lasted less than a second before Sam Bradford was on his back, they relied on a once-undrafted lineman to come off the...

Picking Vikings is starting to prove the definition of insanity [NFL Picks & Power Rankings]

Each Saturday Convenient Weekend morning during the NFL season, we’ll wake up early, take a hearty cut at predicting the unpredictable league, wince at how it went the week before and ponder the definition of insanity. Hey, remember when the prediction was, “The undefeated Vikings will ride the league’s best defense into Philly and take the ball from rookie QB Carson Wentz”? Well, they did take it away from him three times. Then Sam Bradford gave it back three times in a loss. Hey, remember a week after that, when the prediction was the Vikings would have one of those...

Sam Bradford's quick trigger against the Lions, missed tackles piling up and other Vikings stats that stand out

Every Wednesday morning, beat writer Matt Vensel will share five Vikings stats that actually mean something heading into that weekend’s game. 30 — throws Sunday by Sam Bradford that took 2.5 seconds or less In interim offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur’s debut as play-caller Sunday, the Vikings relied heavily on quick passes to help prop up an offensive line that has been one of the league’s worst in pass protection. According to Pro Football Focus, Bradford released 76 percent of his passes in 2.5 seconds or less. His season average entering the 22-16 overtime loss was 62 percent. As...

Listen: Vikings can't kick their losing ways -- or an extra point

Intro: Blair Walsh's missed kicks finally cost the Vikings, but the defense and clock management were also to blame for a team that now sits at 5-3 at the midpoint. 22:00: Tom Linnemann, who has played the game, breaks down what Sam Bradford is seeing. 37:00: Hot take: Is Rick Spielman the next scapegoat? 44:00: Previewing Vikings vs. Washington
Rotoworld Nov 6, 2016

Short-pass game plan installed for Bradford - Sam Bradford (QB) Minnesota Vikings

Sam Bradford completed 31-of-40 passes for 273 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' Week 9 loss to the Lions.

Vikings' Sam Bradford has already been one of the NFL's short-pass leaders

What percentage of Sam Bradford’s throws would you guess have been thrown at least 10 yards past the line of scrimmage? “Has to be 66?” one friend wrote in a text. “50?” another said. Norv Turner, a play caller who liked running the ball to set up the deep play-action pass, resigned as Vikings offensive coordinator this week. Though by the end of Turner’s time in Minnesota, a certain perception of him didn’t really match the reality. There are certainly things head coach Mike Zimmer and interim coordinator Pat Shurmur will do differently, which may include giving Bradford more...

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