Zimmer on Bridgewater's return: 'We still don't know where it's going to go'

Zimmer on Bridgewater's return: 'We still don't know where it's going to go'

Before quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suited up for his first practice in nearly 14 months on Wednesday, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer wanted to temper expectations.

Rodgers injury jolts Super Bowl odds for Packers ... and Vikings

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It’s hard to get an exact measurement of how much Aaron Rodgers’ broken collarbone changed races in the NFC North, the NFC and really the entire NFL this season. But Super Bowl odds provide a clue.

Craig: Bridgewater's back today but keep your expectations modest

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The team's rise or fall this season doesn't hinge on Teddy Bridgewater's return. Remember, the soul of the Vikings right now is their defense.

Rodgers injury adds another level to Vikings-Packers rivalry

October 17
Whenever the Vikings-Packers rivalry starts to lighten up a bit, something happens to ratchet up the intensity again. That's what happened Sunday when Anthony Barr sacked Aaron Rodgers.

Sam Ponder battles Barstool Sports, with ESPN awkwardly in the middle

October 17
Is ESPN saying it's OK partnering with a site that went way overboard with an attack on one of its employees as long as it doesn't happen on an ESPN show?
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Zimmer: 'Bridgewater still has a ways to go'

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer tempers excitement over the possible return of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the team.
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8:06am

Hurry-up attack helps Vikings inject some tempo into offense

In a major change from recent seasons, the Vikings have found success in picking up the pace on offense. Here's how it played out in victories against the Bears and Packers.
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7:17am

NFL Power Rankings: How far did the Packers fall ... and the Vikings rise?

One injury makes a big difference in Mark Craig's latest NFL power rankings.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Minnesota 4 2 0 .667 122 103 3-1 1-1
    Green Bay 4 2 0 .667 147 135 3-0 1-2
    Detroit 3 3 0 .500 161 149 1-2 2-1
    Chicago 2 4 0 .333 105 148 1-2 1-2
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Carolina 4 2 0 .667 128 122 1-2 3-0
    New Orleans 3 2 0 .600 145 116 1-1 2-1
    Atlanta 3 2 0 .600 121 109 1-2 2-0
    Tampa Bay 2 3 0 .400 118 121 2-1 0-2
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 5 1 0 .833 165 122 2-0 3-1
    Washington 3 2 0 .600 117 113 2-1 1-1
    Dallas 2 3 0 .400 125 132 1-2 1-1
    NY Giants 1 5 0 .167 105 132 0-2 1-3
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 4 2 0 .667 179 138 1-2 3-0
    Seattle 3 2 0 .600 110 87 2-0 1-2
    Arizona 3 3 0 .500 119 158 2-1 1-2
    San Francisco 0 6 0 .000 113 146 0-2 0-4
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 4 2 0 .667 118 102 1-1 3-1
    Baltimore 3 3 0 .500 114 124 1-2 2-1
    Cincinnati 2 3 0 .400 84 83 1-2 1-1
    Cleveland 0 6 0 .000 94 157 0-3 0-3
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tennessee 3 3 0 .500 146 164 2-1 1-2
    Jacksonville 3 3 0 .500 156 110 1-2 2-1
    Houston 3 3 0 .500 177 147 2-2 1-1
    Indianapolis 2 4 0 .333 119 195 2-1 0-3
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 4 2 0 .667 172 159 1-2 3-0
    Buffalo 3 2 0 .600 89 74 2-0 1-2
    Miami 3 2 0 .600 61 84 1-1 2-1
    NY Jets 3 3 0 .500 109 130 2-1 1-2
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 5 1 0 .833 177 130 2-1 3-0
    Denver 3 2 0 .600 108 97 3-1 0-1
    Los Angeles 2 4 0 .333 116 131 0-3 2-1
    Oakland 2 4 0 .333 124 126 1-2 1-2
  • Passing Yards
    C. Keenum MIN 1134
    S. Bradford MIN 382
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 354
    J. McKinnon MIN 190
    L. Murray MIN 97
    C. Keenum MIN 55
    A. Thielen MIN 11
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 489
    S. Diggs MIN 395
    K. Rudolph MIN 201
    J. McKinnon MIN 121
    L. Treadwell MIN 93
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 40
    A. Sendejo MIN 37
    T. Waynes MIN 37
    H. Smith MIN 32
    A. Barr MIN 31
  • Interceptions
    H. Smith MIN 3
    T. Waynes MIN 2
    X. Rhodes MIN 1
    A. Sendejo MIN 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 7.0
    D. Hunter MIN 2.0
    L. Joseph MIN 1.5
    H. Smith MIN 1.5
    (3) Players 1.0
  • Passing Yards
    C. Palmer ARI 1856
    C. Wentz PHI 1584
    J. Goff LAR 1484
    C. Newton CAR 1476
    E. Manning NYG 1466
  • Rushing Yards
    T. Gurley II LAR 521
    J. Howard CHI 495
    E. Elliott DAL 393
    L. Blount PHI 390
    C. Hyde SF 360
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 489
    L. Fitzgerald ARI 465
    P. Garcon SF 434
    Z. Ertz PHI 405
    S. Diggs MIN 395
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    T. Branch ARI 52
    Z. Brown WAS 50
    M. Barron LAR 48
    B. Martinez GB 48
    L. Kuechly CAR 46
  • Interceptions
    A. Bethea ARI 3
    D. Slay DET 3
    H. Smith MIN 3
    R. Armstrong SF 2
    (9) Players 2
  • Sacks
    D. Lawrence DAL 8.5
    E. Griffen MIN 7.0
    J. Peppers CAR 6.5
    C. Jones ARI 6.0
    (2) Players 5.0
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady NE 1959
    A. Smith KC 1637
    P. Rivers LAC 1633
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 1521
    J. McCown NYJ 1374
  • Rushing Yards
    K. Hunt KC 630
    L. Fournette JAX 596
    L. Bell PIT 550
    J. Ajayi MIA 391
    L. Miller HOU 372
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Brown PIT 700
    A. Green CIN 504
    T. Hilton IND 485
    B. Cooks NE 472
    K. Allen LAC 446
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    C. Mosley BAL 55
    D. Davis NYJ 53
    J. Brown LAC 49
    R. Shazier PIT 49
    W. Woodyard TEN 49
  • Interceptions
    M. Hyde BUF 4
    T. Gipson JAX 3
    M. Hooker IND 3
    J. McCourty CLE 3
    (16) Players 2
  • Sacks
    C. Campbell JAX 8.0
    M. Ingram LAC 7.5
    J. Bosa LAC 5.5
    J. Houston KC 5.5
    V. Miller DEN 5.0
  • Sunday, October 15
    Houston 33, Cleveland 17, F Minnesota 23, Green Bay 10, F New Orleans 52, Detroit 38, F
    Miami 20, Atlanta 17, F Chicago 27, Baltimore 24, F New England 24, NY Jets 17, F
    Washington 26, San Francisco 24, F Arizona 38, Tampa Bay 33, F Los Angeles 27, Jacksonville 17, F
    Los Angeles 17, Oakland 16, F Pittsburgh 19, Kansas City 13, F NY Giants 23, Denver 10, F
  • Monday, October 16
    Tennessee 36, Indianapolis 22, F
  • Thursday, October 19
    Kansas City @ Oakland
  • Sunday, October 22
    Carolina @ Chicago New Orleans @ Green Bay Baltimore @ Minnesota
    Tampa Bay @ Buffalo Tennessee @ Cleveland Jacksonville @ Indianapolis
    NY Jets @ Miami Arizona @ Los Angeles Dallas @ San Francisco
    Denver @ Los Angeles Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh Seattle @ NY Giants
    Atlanta @ New England
  • Monday, October 23
    Washington @ Philadelphia
Vikings
October 17

Access Vikings: A big step forward for Teddy Bridgewater

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss Teddy Bridgewater's return to the practice field on Wednesday, nearly 14 months after his devastating injury.
Vikings
October 17

Listen: Vikings, NFC North undergoing a quarterback shift

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Anthony Barr hit that shifted the NFC North landscape.
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October 17

Strong defensive tackle play stopped Packers before Rodgers' injury

Linval Joseph and Tom Johnson were disrupting Green Bay's offense Sunday in the opening minutes of the game before Aaron Rodgers got hurt. Here's what they did.
Vikings
October 17

Packers coach calls Barr's hit on Rodgers 'totally unnecessary'

Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn't happy with Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr.
Vikings
October 17
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater

One journey ends, another starts: Bridgewater cleared to practice

On Wednesday, more than 13½ months after he injured his left knee in the Vikings' final practice of the 2016 preseason, Teddy Bridgewater will make his return.
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October 17

Not everyone satisfied with Vikings' late-game running

After two lengthy 11- and 12-play scoring drives in the third quarter, the Vikings' run game stalled when given the chance to close out Sunday's game.
Vikings
October 16

Three takeaways from Sunday's Vikings-Packers game

The Vikings defense was effective on third downs.
Vikings
October 16

McKinnon on Bridgewater's return, Vikings' run game

Running back Jerick McKinnon talks about quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's being cleared for practice and the Vikings' run game.
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October 16
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Reborn as a Cardinal? A look at Adrian Peterson's Arizona debut

Adrian Peterson had a really big day on Sunday in his Arizona Cardinals debut, setting off the hype meter in some places while raising caution flags in others.
Vikings
October 16

Souhan: Despite flawed quarterback options, Vikings control division

If Teddy Bridgewater is cleared to practice and looks like the team's best quarterback, the Vikings will face a torturous decision under radically revamped circumstances.
Vikings
October 16

National views: Was Barr's hit on Rodgers dirty? Are Packers finished?

In one play during the first quarter, The Packers went from Super Bowl contenders to scrambling to reassemble their season after Aaron Rodgers wasinjured.
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October 16

Craig: Vikings show depth at safety to match Smith's dominance

Harrison Smith played lights out against the Packers, and he was far from alone in that regard.
Vikings
October 16

Vikings' QB situation becomes more interesting with Bridgewater back

The smart money would be on Case Keenum starting Sunday against the Ravens. But this being the Vikings, nothing is certain and things are about to get a lot more interesting.
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October 16

Vikings-Packers provides Super Bowl security preview

The full house of 66,848 at U.S. Bank Stadium offered an opportunity for Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee members to check the operation.
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October 16

McKinnon's fumbles cloud another standout performance for Vikings

Between Jerick McKinnon's two touchdowns during Sunday's 23-10 victory against the Packers, a troubling trend continued to haunt him.
Vikings
October 16

Scoggins: Packers lost their 'heartbeat' when Rodgers went out

A season-ending injury to Aaron Rodgers would be seismic under any circumstance, but unlike the Vikings, the Packers can't rely on their defense to bail them out.
Vikings
October 16

Hartman: With Rodgers out, Vikings defense sticks to plan

Once the Packers lost their star, the Vikings defense bottled up his backup and the run.

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