Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— How bad was Monday night? Well, Chip Scoggins used the words “putrid” and, worse yet, “Les Steckel.” Yes, Chip is alarmed.
— In training camp, the Vikings gave us 14 1/2 million reasons why they’re keeping Blair Walsh as their kicker. People don’t seem satisfied with that, so coach Mike Zimmer continues to say Walsh is his kicker. Period.
— And you thought you had a rough night. Unfortunately, these kinds of NFL videos are becoming all too common.
— A day later, Zimmer still couldn’t believe what he saw in Santa Clara.
— The Vikings tumble 16 spots to No. 29 in this guy’s power rankings. Hey, they’re better than the Jags, Browns and Bucs. We think.
AROUND THE NFC NORTH
— Another week, another major injury for the Packers to deal with. Here’s how replacing inside linebacker Sam Barrington won’t be easy.
— Detroit Free Press columnist Drew Sharp warns of the dangers of Jim Caldwell and Joe Lombardi limiting Matthew Stafford’s creativity as a quarterback.
— Here’s a strange story from Chicago, where the offensive line always seems to be under repair: Right tackle Kyle Long discusses the “language barrier” between teammates and new starting right guard Vlad Ducasse, who spent last season with the Vikings.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will meet with the media to explain who he is and what he’s done with the calm, cool and collected Teddy Bridgewater. The Vikings return to the practice field at 3:15. Coach Mike Zimmer will meet with reporters after practice and probably will be on to Detroit by then.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Some of us assumed that the NFL’s Week 1 leading rusher would be a guy wearing a No. 28 jersey in Monday night’s game at San Francisco. And we were right. Yeah, yeah, it was Carlos Hyde (168 yards) and not Adrian Peterson (31). Details, details. Raise your hand if you thought AP and Frank Gore would be tied for 40th in rushing and chasing quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor (41 yards), Colin Kaepernick (41 yards), Cam Newton (35) and Aaron Rodgers (35).