3:54 PM EDT, Tue September 30, 2014
Daily Norseman 7 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 9/30

We've made it through September, ladies and gentlemen. Seems like as good a reason as any to celebrate to me. Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . . -We started our stream for coverage of this week's game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers with CCNorseman's look at what weaknesses the Vikings could try to exploit. -Former Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford has found a home with the Washington Redskins. -Teddy Bridgewater's MRI came back clear, and there was much rejoicing. -We have a slightly different look at Thursday night's matchup. -Atlanta Falcons...
Acme Packing Company 1 hour ago

Vikings vs. Packers: Q&A with Daily Norseman

Ted Glover of SB Nation's Minnesota Vikings blog Daily Norseman answers out questions about Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota's Adrian Peterson-less backfield, and what he expects from Bears vs. Packers. On Thursday, the Green Bay Packers welcome the Minnesota...
Acme Packing Company 7 hours ago

Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for September 30, 2014

We look at the Packers' poor run defense and Clay Matthews' injury in today's Curds. Happy Tuesday, Packers fans. With a short week necessitated by the Packers' Thursday Night game against the Vikings this week, we'll be making our transition from recap to preview a little early this week. Look for...
Broncos Gab 10 hours ago

First quarter power rating.

Well, through week 4 , I am rating the ranking of power so far this season. With a little drumroll, here is the list: 1. Seahawks 2. Broncos 3. Cardinals 4. Bengals 5. Ravens 6. Chargers 7. Colts 8. Cowboys 9. Eagles 10.Lions 11.Packers 12.Niners 13.Bears 14.Giants 15.Steelers 16.Falcons 17.Cheifs 18.Patriots...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 2 hours ago

Bridgewater's ankle improving, status still unknown

Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater won’t place a percentage on his chances to play Thursday against the Packers, but he feels the ankle has made progress. “I’m much further ahead than I was Sunday,” Bridgewater said. The Vikings have a quick turnaround after defeating the Falcons, 41-28, on Sunday. In that game, Bridgewater suffered the ankle injury on a quarterback sneak in the goal line. Bridgewater said he’ll run for the first time on Tuesday after rehabbing the ankle indoors with flexibility exercises. “Teddy’s doing much better,” Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 50 mins ago

Fran Tarkenton: Teddy Bridgewater can play; so can Vikings

Sunday's 41-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons was the most exciting NFL game I've watched in years. I lived and died with every play, and a thrilling game had a finish to match. I walked away with one clear conclusion: Teddy Bridgewater can play.
Packers-Vikings Monday injury report: Matthews unscathed

Packers-Vikings Monday injury report: Matthews unscathed

 Photo/  Clay Matthews’ groin wasn’t an issue during Sunday’s victory over the Bears, but he was limited to 52 snaps. GREEN BAY – Mike McCarthy wasn’t limiting Clay Matthews’ snaps Sunday because he’d be playing in another game four days later.Rather, the Green Bay Packers coach said Monday that the plan with his four-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker was to keep Matthews on a snap count but allow the player to have a say in how much he played.As a result of that management, Matthews should be good to go Thursday against Minnesota – even if that wasn’t the reason for...

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St. Paul Pioneer Press 1 hour ago

Vikings' Josh Robinson keeping strong start in perspective

Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson endured withering criticism last year for lackluster coverage that reminded coaches and fans he was not Antoine Winfield, the veteran slot corner jettisoned in a cost-cutting move.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 2 hours ago
Vikings' Captain Munnerlyn returns after suspected food poisoning

Vikings' Captain Munnerlyn returns after suspected food poisoning

Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn returned to practice Tuesday after being hospitalized briefly for suspected food poisoning.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 5 hours ago
Phil Simms can't wait to see Teddy Bridgewater

Phil Simms can't wait to see Teddy Bridgewater

Throughout the decade, Phil Simms has been hearing regularly about Teddy Bridgewater. Now, he'll finally get to see him play.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 5 hours ago

Five Vikings stats that stand out for Week 5

Each week, beat guy Matt Vensel will highlight five Vikings stats that really mean something. 12 — passes completed beyond 10 yards for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. One of the biggest differences between Bridgewater and Matt Cassel has been Bridgewater’s ability to push the ball down the field. According to ESPN, Cassel completed just one of his 11 attempts thrown beyond 10 yards with three interceptions before breaking his foot in Week 3. Bridgewater, meanwhile, has completed 12 of 17 such attempts for 231 yards with no picks and hit on two of his five passes beyond 20 yards,...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 7 hours ago

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Bridgewater misses practice, committee at running back and more

Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — Rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater missed practice yesterday with an ankle injury. — Head coach Mike Zimmer prefers the committee approach at running back. — Injured TE Kyle Rudolph can’t wait to get back on the field. — CB Josh Robinson was far from questionable against the Falcons. TWEET OF THE (YESTER)DAY For 5yrs I’ve dedicated myself to being a pro. I want to thank the Vikings, fans & my teammates for embracing me during that time. #muchlove — TreyTrey...
CSN Washington 16 hours ago

Fantasy Fix: Vikings conquer Week 5 waiver wire

The deep pool of viable Week 5 free agent options includes a trio of Minnesota Vikings headlined by running back Jerick McKinnon and QB Teddy Bridgewater.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 20 hours ago

Vikings players hope to keep momentum going

Vikings players Chad Greenway, Jarius Wright, Kyle Rudolph, Jerick McKinnon and Harrison Smith talk about the win against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 21 hours ago

Zimmer: ‘Good win for us yesterday’

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer talks about the win against the Atlanta Falcons, Teddy Bridgewater’s talent and the upcoming game against the Green Bay Packers.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 22 hours ago

Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) not at practice

Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was not at practice on Monday. He’s nursing an ankle injury suffered in the 41-28 victory over the Falcons on Sunday. Quarterback Christian Ponder received ­first team reps in Bridgewater’s absence with practice squad quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson serving as his backup. Head coach Mike Zimmer said he was hopeful Bridgewater would play on Thursday against the Packers. Along with Bridgewater, linebacker Chad Greenway and cornerback Captain Munnerlyn were not at practice. Greenway missed Sunday’s game with broken hand and a rib injury....
St. Paul Pioneer Press 22 hours ago

Vikings seem to have found a keeper in tailback Jerick McKinnon

Jerick McKinnon's cell phone was loaded with congratulatory messages from friends and relatives eager to share in the his breakout performance Sunday.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 23 hours ago

Vikings defense leaking badly on third down

The Vikings defense made big plays when it mattered most Sunday, blanking Atlanta during the fourth quarter of their 41-28 victory, from Anthony Barr's crushing sack of Matt Ryan to Harrison Smith's game-clinching interception.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 23 hours ago

Access Vikings: Zimmer 'hopeful' Bridgewater will play

Head coach Mike Zimmer said QB Teddy Bridgewater is doing a lot better today and that an MRI on his sprained ankle came back clean.

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