• Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford aggravated his knee injury at Chicago on Monday and it is uncertain when he will play again. Bradford’s worst stretch of injuries was when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in 2013 with St. Louis and missed the final nine games. Then he tried to come back in 2014 but tore the same ACL in the preseason and missed that season as well.
• Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has had a sack in five consecutive games, tying his career high. The Vikings player with the record for consecutive games with a sack is Jim Marshall, who had eight in a row in 1969.
• Brian Gutekunst is Packers director of player personnel, and Gophers fans will remember his father, John Gutekunst, who coached the U from 1985 to 1991 and just rejoined the coaching staff at East Carolina last week at age 73.
• The Vikings have a lot of faith in quarterback Case Keenum, as shown by what wide receiver Stefon Diggs said after the Bears victory. “He was just ready to go,” Diggs said. “Case is a high-energy guy. He’s real focused, but he’ll give you some positivity and some high energy.”
• In his first five games last year with the Raiders, Latavius Murray had 231 rushing yards, 67 receiving yards and five touchdowns. This season with the Vikings, he has 69 rushing yards, 20 receiving yards and no scores.
• The Twins had the St. Thomas-St. John’s football game at Target Field budgeted to earn $100,000, and they exceeded that.
• The Vegas Golden Knights became the first NHL expansion team to start 3-0, and they were the league’s last unbeaten team before losing Friday. They have two ex-Gophers in Erik Haula and Nate Schmidt. Haula has a goal and an assist, but he just suffered a lower-body injury that is expected to sideline the former Wild forward for a week. Schmidt has a goal and two assists.