Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.


— With a heavy dose of Mike Zimmer’s signature blitzes, the Vikings silenced quarterback Philip Rivers and the Chargers in yesterday’s 31-14 win.

— Outside linebacker Chad Greenway scored his first touchdown since 2007, and he did it with his grandfather in the house for the first time.

— With 126 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns, running back Adrian Peterson had a big game just hours after the birth of a son.

— Starting cornerback Xavier Rhodes suffered a concussion in the win, and he wasn’t the only Vikings starter to exit with an injury.

— With Rhodes sidelined for the second half, first-round pick Trae Waynes got the first defensive snaps of his career — and played pretty well, too.


— The Chargers “need to get the stink out fast” after losing to the Vikings.

— San Diego lost three offensive linemen yesterday and two others got banged up, but somehow Rivers made it out of the game in one piece.

— Rivers needed to be near perfect yesterday, but he was far from it.


Zimmer’s regular Monday press conference is at its usual time of 2 p.m.

Join our Vikings Live Chat with Mark Craig at 11 a.m.



It got overshadowed by the play of the defense and Peterson’s big day, but quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had one of his least efficient games as a pro yesterday. Bridgewater completed just 13 of his 24 throws and averaged five yards per attempt. He was intercepted once in the first quarter and the Chargers probably should have picked off a second one. Bridgewater’s passer rating was 50.9 The only time he had a lower passer rating than that was a home loss to the Lions last year in which he threw three interceptions.

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