Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— The Vikings got revenge on the scoreboard yesterday after the Rams gave quarterback Teddy Bridgewater a concussion with an illegal hit.
— Coach Mike Zimmer was ticked off about that “cheap” hit on Bridgewater.
— Rams cornerback Lamarcus Joyner, the man who knocked Bridgewater out, gave a laughable explanation of the play, our Chip Scoggins writes.
— Audie Cole was lost for the season with a fractured ankle and fellow linebacker Anthony Barr suffered another injury in the victory.
— The next Adrian Peterson, aka Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley, looks pretty good, but the current one looked even better yesterday.
— Nose tackle Linval Joseph continued to be a force for the defense.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
— St. Louis squandered an opportunity to make a statement yesterday.
— The Rams made far too many mistakes to beat the Vikings.
— Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins boasted about putting the clamps on wide receiver Stefon Diggs even though his team lost a critical game.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
The Vikings are at Winter Park this morning for meetings and tape review. Zimmer will conduct his weekly day-after press conference at 2 p.m.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
I’m not the first person to mention this, but the Vikings sure could use Gerald Hodges right now. They felt comfortable dealing the athletic outside linebacker due to the emergence of rookie Eric Kendricks and the presence of Cole, who became the team’s top backup. But now Cole is lost for the season and Barr and Kendricks are dealing with injuries. The Vikings say they are comfortable with their linebacker depth, but trading Hodges away was a gamble, one that could end up costing them in the coming weeks.