'Great decisions' by Keenum, dominant defense lead Vikings past Bucs

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Case Keenum threw for a career-high 369 yards, throwing three touchdown passes behind an offensive line that allowed him to get hit only four times all afternoon.

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They wanted to show their respect for the flag, the tight end said.
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Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and owners Mark Wilf and Zygi Wilf stood with players during the National Anthem.

Trump's comments draw responses inside, outside Vikings stadium

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September 24

Souhan: Hitch a ride on the Vikings' quarterback carousel

With Sam Bradford missing a second straight game this week, the Vikings at best are facing a season of week-to-week doubt at the most important position in sports.
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Keenum's competitive fire won't let him go down easy as Vikings QB

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Minnesota 2 1 0 .667 72 62 2-0 0-1
    Detroit 2 1 0 .667 85 63 1-1 1-0
    Green Bay 2 1 0 .667 67 67 2-0 0-1
    Chicago 1 2 0 .333 47 69 1-1 0-1
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Atlanta 3 0 0 1.000 87 66 1-0 2-0
    Carolina 2 1 0 .667 45 40 1-1 1-0
    Tampa Bay 1 1 0 .500 46 41 1-0 0-1
    New Orleans 1 2 0 .333 73 78 0-1 1-1
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 2 1 0 .667 77 68 1-0 1-1
    Washington 2 1 0 .667 71 60 1-1 1-0
    Dallas 1 1 0 .500 36 45 1-0 0-1
    NY Giants 0 3 0 .000 37 70 0-1 0-2
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 2 1 0 .667 107 75 1-1 1-0
    Arizona 1 1 0 .500 39 48 - 1-1
    Seattle 1 2 0 .333 48 59 1-0 0-2
    San Francisco 0 3 0 .000 51 76 0-2 0-1
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 2 1 0 .667 51 54 1-0 1-1
    Pittsburgh 2 1 0 .667 64 50 1-0 1-1
    Cincinnati 0 3 0 .000 33 60 0-2 0-1
    Cleveland 0 3 0 .000 56 76 0-1 0-2
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tennessee 2 1 0 .667 86 69 1-1 1-0
    Jacksonville 2 1 0 .667 89 51 1-1 1-0
    Indianapolis 1 2 0 .333 53 90 1-1 0-1
    Houston 1 2 0 .333 53 74 0-1 1-1
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Buffalo 2 1 0 .667 50 37 2-0 0-1
    New England 2 1 0 .667 99 95 1-1 1-0
    Miami 1 1 0 .500 25 37 - 1-1
    NY Jets 1 2 0 .333 52 72 1-0 0-2
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 3 0 0 1.000 93 57 1-0 2-0
    Denver 2 1 0 .667 82 64 2-0 0-1
    Oakland 2 1 0 .667 81 63 1-0 1-1
    Los Angeles 0 3 0 .000 48 67 0-2 0-1
  • Passing Yards
    C. Keenum MIN 536
    S. Bradford MIN 346
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 288
    J. McKinnon MIN 26
    C. Keenum MIN 18
    L. Murray MIN 17
    C. Ham MIN 1
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 299
    S. Diggs MIN 293
    D. Cook MIN 82
    K. Rudolph MIN 75
    L. Treadwell MIN 42
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    A. Sendejo MIN 21
    A. Barr MIN 20
    E. Kendricks MIN 19
    H. Smith MIN 19
    T. Waynes MIN 19
  • Interceptions
    A. Sendejo MIN 1
    H. Smith MIN 1
    T. Waynes MIN 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 4.0
    S. Stephen MIN 1.0
  • Passing Yards
    A. Rodgers GB 967
    D. Brees NO 867
    M. Ryan ATL 867
    E. Manning NYG 825
    J. Goff LAR 817
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 288
    C. Hyde SF 253
    T. Gurley II LAR 241
    D. Freeman ATL 227
    J. Howard CHI 197
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 299
    S. Diggs MIN 293
    J. Jones ATL 265
    P. Garcon SF 249
    Z. Ertz PHI 245
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Brown WAS 32
    B. Wagner SEA 27
    K. Wright SEA 25
    A. Ogletree LAR 24
    J. Mills PHI 23
  • Interceptions
    G. Quin DET 2
    D. Slay DET 2
    K. Alexander TB 1
    J. Bethel ARI 1
    (28) Players 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 4.0
    D. Lawrence DAL 3.5
    E. Ansah DET 3.0
    C. Jones ARI 3.0
    P. Smith WAS 3.0
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady NE 1092
    A. Smith KC 774
    P. Rivers LAC 760
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 741
    T. Siemian DEN 709
  • Rushing Yards
    K. Hunt KC 401
    C. Anderson DEN 235
    L. Fournette JAX 199
    D. Murray TEN 184
    L. Miller HOU 182
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Brown PIT 354
    T. Hilton IND 259
    B. Cooks NE 256
    T. Hill KC 253
    A. Green CIN 252
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    J. Brown LAC 36
    D. Davis NYJ 32
    R. Humber BUF 29
    V. Rey CIN 28
    W. Woodyard TEN 27
  • Interceptions
    T. Brooks NYJ 2
    B. Carr BAL 2
    M. Hooker IND 2
    R. Melvin IND 2
    (2) Players 2
  • Sacks
    M. Ingram LAC 5.5
    C. Campbell JAX 4.5
    J. Houston KC 4.0
    G. Atkins CIN 3.0
    (6) Players 3.0
  • Sunday, September 24
    Jacksonville 44, Baltimore 7, F Chicago 23, Pittsburgh 17, F Minnesota 34, Tampa Bay 17, F
    Buffalo 26, Denver 16, F New Orleans 34, Carolina 13, F Atlanta 30, Detroit 26, F
    Indianapolis 31, Cleveland 28, F New England 36, Houston 33, F NY Jets 20, Miami 6, F
    Philadelphia 27, NY Giants 24, F Tennessee 33, Seattle 27, F Kansas City 24, Los Angeles 10, F
    Green Bay 27, Cincinnati 24, F Washington 27, Oakland 10, F
  • Monday, September 25
    Dallas @ Arizona
  • Thursday, September 28
    Chicago @ Green Bay
  • Sunday, October 1
    New Orleans @ Miami Los Angeles @ Dallas Tennessee @ Houston
    Detroit @ Minnesota Buffalo @ Atlanta Pittsburgh @ Baltimore
    Cincinnati @ Cleveland Carolina @ New England Jacksonville @ NY Jets
    San Francisco @ Arizona Philadelphia @ Los Angeles NY Giants @ Tampa Bay
    Oakland @ Denver Indianapolis @ Seattle
  • Monday, October 2
    Washington @ Kansas City
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September 23

Against the Bucs, Vikings QB Keenum has played some of his best football

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September 22

Bradford ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford is out for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, head coach Mike Zimmer confirmed.
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September 22

Scouting Report: Vikings take on Bucs, QB Jameis Winston

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September 22

Sam Bradford not participating early in Vikings' Friday practice

As the Vikings began their final practice of the week before Sunday’s game, Sam Bradford wasn’t on the field.
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September 22

ACL injuries like Bradford's cause conflict in medical ranks

NFL seasons can rise and fall on the health of what the dictionary calls a "short band of tough, flexible, fibrous connective tissue" in the middle of a star player's knee.
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September 22

Deep thought: Vikings' Thielen has skill not possessed by all

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NFL Scoreboard

  • Baltimore

    Jacksonville

     

    - F

    7

    44

  • Pittsburgh

    Chicago

     

    - F

    17

    23

  • Tampa Bay

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    17

    34

  • Denver

    Buffalo

     

    - F

    16

    26

  • New Orleans

    Carolina

     

    - F

    34

    13

  • Atlanta

    Detroit

     

    - F

    30

    26

  • Cleveland

    Indianapolis

     

    - F

    28

    31

  • Houston

    New England

     

    - F

    33

    36

  • Miami

    NY Jets

     

    - F

    6

    20

  • NY Giants

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    24

    27

  • Seattle

    Tennessee

     

    - F

    27

    33

  • Kansas City

    Los Angeles

     

    - F

    24

    10

  • Cincinnati

    Green Bay

     

    - F

    24

    27

  • Oakland

    Washington

     

    - F

    10

    27