Zimmer says he has no 'crystal ball' to project Bradford's return

Zimmer says he has no 'crystal ball' to project Bradford's return

The Vikings' head coach said he doesn't think Sam Bradford's injury would require the team to sign another quarterback, adding the team is confident in Case Keenum if he needs to start again.

Vikings current backup QB Sloter just navigating 'whirlwind'

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At the start of his third week with the Vikings, Kyle Sloter estimates he could run about "70 to 80 percent" of the playbook.

How the Steelers pressured Case Keenum and stunted the Vikings' offense

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Mike Zimmer deflected blame from the Vikings offensive line after backup quarterback Case Keenum was pressured an NFL-high 51 percent of his pass plays on Sunday, according to Pro Football Focus. So, what happened?

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Case Keenum was pressured 46.1 percent of the time Sunday, and some of the issues seemed attributable to the quarterback himself.
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Listen: Vikings wise to be cautious with Sam Bradford

Ben Goessling, Michael Rand and Andrew Krammer go deep into the Vikings quarterback situation as Sam Bradford nurses a swollen knee. (2:00) To salvage chances, Vikings are wise to be cautious with Bradford despite loss. (15:00) Taking defensive temp after 26 points, 300-plus yards. (22:00) Looking back at Vikings' decision to sign Case Keenum as the backup. (23:00) Colin Kaepernick? (30:00) Previewing Vikings-Buccaneers. (42:00) We answer your Twitter questions.
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Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford has to hope the offensive line can continue to pass protect against a tough Steelers defense, while Xavier Rhodes must deal with Antonio Brown.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Detroit 2 0 0 1.000 59 33 1-0 1-0
    Minnesota 1 1 0 .500 38 45 1-0 0-1
    Green Bay 1 1 0 .500 40 43 1-0 0-1
    Chicago 0 2 0 .000 24 52 0-1 0-1
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Atlanta 2 0 0 1.000 57 40 1-0 1-0
    Carolina 2 0 0 1.000 32 6 1-0 1-0
    Tampa Bay 1 0 0 1.000 29 7 1-0 -
    New Orleans 0 2 0 .000 39 65 0-1 0-1
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 1 1 0 .500 50 44 - 1-1
    Dallas 1 1 0 .500 36 45 1-0 0-1
    Washington 1 1 0 .500 44 50 0-1 1-0
    NY Giants 0 2 0 .000 13 43 0-1 0-1
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Seattle 1 1 0 .500 21 26 1-0 0-1
    Los Angeles 1 1 0 .500 66 36 1-1 -
    Arizona 1 1 0 .500 39 48 - 1-1
    San Francisco 0 2 0 .000 12 35 0-1 0-1
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 2 0 0 1.000 44 10 1-0 1-0
    Pittsburgh 2 0 0 1.000 47 27 1-0 1-0
    Cincinnati 0 2 0 .000 9 33 0-2 -
    Cleveland 0 2 0 .000 28 45 0-1 0-1
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tennessee 1 1 0 .500 53 42 0-1 1-0
    Jacksonville 1 1 0 .500 45 44 0-1 1-0
    Houston 1 1 0 .500 20 38 0-1 1-0
    Indianapolis 0 2 0 .000 22 62 0-1 0-1
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Miami 1 0 0 1.000 19 17 - 1-0
    Buffalo 1 1 0 .500 24 21 1-0 0-1
    New England 1 1 0 .500 63 62 0-1 1-0
    NY Jets 0 2 0 .000 32 66 - 0-2
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Denver 2 0 0 1.000 66 38 2-0 -
    Oakland 2 0 0 1.000 71 36 1-0 1-0
    Kansas City 2 0 0 1.000 69 47 1-0 1-0
    Los Angeles 0 2 0 .000 38 43 0-1 0-1
  • Passing Yards
    S. Bradford MIN 346
    C. Keenum MIN 167
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 191
    J. McKinnon MIN 21
    L. Murray MIN 12
    C. Ham MIN 1
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 201
    S. Diggs MIN 120
    K. Rudolph MIN 71
    J. McKinnon MIN 41
    L. Treadwell MIN 40
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    A. Barr MIN 17
    A. Sendejo MIN 16
    T. Waynes MIN 16
    E. Kendricks MIN 15
    H. Smith MIN 11
  • Interceptions
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 3.0
  • Passing Yards
    A. Rodgers GB 654
    D. Brees NO 647
    C. Wentz PHI 640
    C. Palmer ARI 600
    M. Ryan ATL 573
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 191
    C. Hyde SF 169
    C. Carson SEA 132
    T. Gurley II LAR 128
    D. Freeman ATL 121
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 201
    Z. Ertz PHI 190
    J. Jones ATL 174
    J. Nelson ARI 163
    J. Witten DAL 156
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Brown WAS 22
    B. Goodson NYG 18
    P. Williams NO 18
    A. Barr MIN 17
    (4) Players 17
  • Interceptions
    K. Alexander TB 1
    J. Bethel ARI 1
    A. Brown DAL 1
    M. Foster WAS 1
    (16) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Lawrence DAL 4.0
    E. Ansah DET 3.0
    E. Griffen MIN 3.0
    C. Jones ARI 3.0
    (3) Players 2.5
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady NE 714
    A. Smith KC 619
    P. Rivers LAC 523
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 506
    D. Carr OAK 492
  • Rushing Yards
    K. Hunt KC 229
    C. Anderson DEN 199
    L. Fournette JAX 140
    J. Allen BAL 137
    L. Miller HOU 126
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Brown PIT 244
    T. Hill KC 176
    M. Crabtree OAK 163
    R. Gronkowski NE 149
    T. Kelce KC 143
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    J. Brown LAC 26
    V. Rey CIN 22
    R. Humber BUF 21
    D. Davis NYJ 20
    M. Jack JAX 20
  • Interceptions
    B. Carr BAL 2
    L. Webb BAL 2
    T. Bowser BAL 1
    J. Burris NYJ 1
    (19) Players 1
  • Sacks
    C. Campbell JAX 4.0
    G. Atkins CIN 3.0
    J. Houston KC 3.0
    C. Jones KC 3.0
    T. Suggs BAL 3.0
  • Sunday, September 17
    Kansas City 27, Philadelphia 20, F New England 36, New Orleans 20, F Baltimore 24, Cleveland 10, F
    Carolina 9, Buffalo 3, F Arizona 16, Indianapolis 13, F Tennessee 37, Jacksonville 16, F
    Pittsburgh 26, Minnesota 9, F Tampa Bay 29, Chicago 7, F Miami 19, Los Angeles 17, F
    Oakland 45, NY Jets 20, F Washington 27, Los Angeles 20, F Seattle 12, San Francisco 9, F
    Denver 42, Dallas 17, F Atlanta 34, Green Bay 23, F
  • Monday, September 18
    Detroit 24, NY Giants 10, F
  • Thursday, September 21
    Los Angeles @ San Francisco
  • Sunday, September 24
    Baltimore @ Jacksonville Pittsburgh @ Chicago Tampa Bay @ Minnesota
    Denver @ Buffalo New Orleans @ Carolina Atlanta @ Detroit
    Cleveland @ Indianapolis Houston @ New England Miami @ NY Jets
    NY Giants @ Philadelphia Seattle @ Tennessee Kansas City @ Los Angeles
    Cincinnati @ Green Bay Oakland @ Washington
  • Monday, September 25
    Dallas @ Arizona
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September 18

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