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— Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings offense is feeling pressure to perform heading into what could be a Thursday night shootout in the desert.

— Bridgewater said he will find motivation in Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin, who is supposedly his friend, saying he looked scared Sunday.

— The Vikings put safety Antone Exum on injured reserve and added a couple of safeties with standout Harrison Smith unlikely to play.

— Coach Mike Zimmer finally left the facility Monday night and stopped at McDonald’s. But his bad luck continued when his order was a burger short.

— Running back Adrian Peterson is not a fan of Thursday night games.

— In this week’s Access Vikings podcast, I was shot out of a caffeine cannon and ranted about the Seahawks loss, Cordarrelle Patterson and the sluggish offense and predicted doom and gloom for tomorrow night’s game.


— The Cardinals can’t help but daydream about how things would have gone had they drafted Peterson instead of tackle Levi Brown in 2007.

— Cardinals running back Andre Ellington is expected to sit out tomorrow.

— Down to their third running back, the Cardinals can still run the ball.


The Vikings will take the field in the morning for a light workout in advance of tomorrow’s game before catching a flight to Phoenix midafternoon.


I could have saved this tidbit for my “Five stats” post later in the morning, but let’s have at it now. No quarterback has been under pressure more frequently this season than Bridgewater. He has been pressured on a league-high 47.9 percent of his dropbacks. But some handle pressure better than others. Russell Wilson and Carson Palmer join Bridgewater in the top three, and they have been among the league’s best QBs.

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