Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— Coach Mike Zimmer and Rams coach Jeff Fisher are at odds over the hit that gave quarterback Teddy Bridgewater a concussion on Sunday.
— The Vikings placed linebacker Audie Cole on injured reserve yesterday and used the open roster spot to sign veteran linebacker Jason Trusnik.
— The Vikings can’t afford to get into a shootout with the Raiders.
— In this week’s Access Vikings podcast, former St. John’s quarterback Tom Linnemann joined us to talk Teddy and what it’s like to have a concussion. We also handed out some figurative midseason hardware to the team.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
— Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown racked up 284 receiving yards on Sunday, but the Raiders secondary is about to get some reinforcements.
— The Raiders have been running the ball pretty well recently, but they could be without starting running back Latavius Murray this weekend.
— Raiders linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong is under investigation by Pittsburgh area police for allegedly barking at a police dog on Sunday.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
Zimmer bumped back practice a half hour today after giving players the day off on Monday. They hit the the practice fields at 1:30 p.m. The coach and maybe the starting quarterback will be on the podium beforehand.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Running back Adrian Peterson, on pace for 1,516 rushing yards, leads the NFL in rushing through the first nine weeks of the season. According to ESPN, he could become the first 30-something since Curtis Martin in 2004 to lead the league in rushing and just the second player to do that all-time. But the 30-year-old has to stay healthy to finish the task. He has held up just fine so far, but he has only played all 16 games once since 2009.