Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— Are the Vikings realizing the error of drafting QB Christian Ponder?
— QB Teddy Bridgewater’s final drive Saturday shows that he is making progress.
— Bridgewater and fellow QB Matt Cassel put up some pretty impressive numbers.
— The battle at MLB between Jasper Brinkley and Audie Cole is not yet over.
TWEET OF THE (YESTER)DAY
Christian Ponder would be a huge upgrade as the 49ers backup QB. It will be interesting to see what MIN does with him.
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) August 17, 2014
AROUND THE NFC NORTH
— The Bears and WR Santonio Holmes appear to be a good fit.
— Rookie WR Jeff Janis had a memorable Packers debut.
— DT Nick Fairley could be the Lions’ last chance to salvage the 2011 draft.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
After a day off, the Vikings are back at Winter Park today. Practice starts at 2:45 p.m.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
While Bridgewater has done most of his damage in the preseason within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage — he’s 20-of-25 for 161 yards and two touchdowns on such throws, according to Pro Football Focus — Cassel has completed more deeper throws. He is 7-for-10 for 156 yards and a touchdown on throws 10 or more yards downfield, including his 51-yard touchdown Saturday.