Live from Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wisconsin. October 2nd, 7:25 PM.
|2014 Pre Season Schedule|
|8/23||@ Kansas City||7 PM|
|8/28||@ Tennessee||7 PM|
|2014 Regular Season Schedule|
|9/7||@ St. Louis||12 PM|
|9/14||New England||12 PM|
|9/21||@ New Orleans||12 PM|
|10/2||@ Green Bay||7:25 PM|
|10/19||@ Buffalo||12 PM|
|10/26||@ Tampa Bay||12PM|
|11/16||@ Chicago||12 PM|
|11/23||Green Bay||12 PM|
|12/7||NY Jets||12 PM|
|12/14||@ Detroit||12 PM|
|12/21||@ Miami||12 PM|
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Rodgers might not recognize this Vikings defense
Vikings defensive end Brian Robison was trying to explain coach Mike Zimmer’s aggressiveness in relation to the more predictable defensive schemes the team played from 2006 until last season.
notes: Bridgewater misses another practice
Josh Robinson probably felt like he wore a prank “Kick me” sign on his back in the past year.
notes: Bridgewater misses another practice
Teddy Bridgewater has yet to fire a football since spraining his left ankle in the Vikings’ 41-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
scouting report: Green Bay Packers
The Packers defeated the Bears 38-17 on Sunday to move into a three-way tie for second in the NFC North with the Vikings and Bears.
Vikings secondary improving;
The Vikings secondary has shown solid signs of progress, but another strong test awaits with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
Vikings RBs: Packers don’t
know their names
The Packers respect what they saw of the Vikings’ running backs on film, even if they don’t know they names.
Captain Munnerlyn looking to bounce back vs. Packers, Randall Cobb
The work days are long at Winter Park this week. For Captain Munnerlyn, that means even less time to focus on the Vikings' 41-28 win Sunday over Atlanta, a game he admittedly didn't play his "best football."
Bridgewater's ankle improving, status still unknown
Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater won’t place a percentage on his chances to play Thursday against the Packers, but he feels the ankle has made progress. “I’m much further ahead than I was Sunday,” Bridgewater said.
These days, rookie QBs 'a lot more prepared' than Rodgers was
The way NFL quarterbacks are groomed — specifically the timetables on which that grooming takes place — has drastically changed since the Packers took Aaron Rodgers in the first round in 2005.
Bridgewater sits out again, but Munnerlyn is back
Despite saying earlier today that he feels much better than he did on Sunday, rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater sat out practice for a second straight day due to a sprained left ankle.
Vikings: Teddy Bridgewater hopes to play, reverse Lambeau leak
Teddy Bridgewater grew up following Brett Favre when he starred for the Packers. On Tuesday, he learned something about Favre's time with the Vikings.
Vikings: Greg Jennings expects little more than scattered boos in Green Bay
Wide receiver Greg Jennings caught 425 passes from 2006-12 with Green Bay and helped the Packers win a Super Bowl. When he returns to Lambeau Field on Thursday, much of that likely won't matter.
Packers' Aaron Rodgers: No 'word of the week' needed for Vikings
It's a short week, so perhaps Aaron Rodgers hasn't had time to come up with a word of the week. Or maybe one simply isn't needed after a big win.
Fran Tarkenton: Teddy Bridgewater can play; so can Vikings
The Vikings' 41-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday was the most exciting NFL game I've watched in years. I lived and died with every play, and a thrilling game had a finish to match. I walked away with one clear conclusion: Teddy Bridgewater can play.
Vikings' Josh Robinson keeping strong start in perspective
Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson endured withering criticism last year for lackluster coverage that reminded coaches and fans he was not Antoine Winfield, the veteran slot corner jettisoned in a cost-cutting move.
Vikings' Captain Munnerlyn returns after suspected food poisoning
Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn returned to practice Tuesday after being hospitalized briefly for suspected food poisoning.
Phil Simms can't wait to see Teddy Bridgewater
Throughout the decade, Phil Simms has been hearing regularly about Teddy Bridgewater. Now, he'll finally get to see him play.
Teddy Bridgewater talked about his rehab from a sprained ankle, facing the Packers on Thursday night and running the read option.
Teddy Bridgewater is trying to get through an ankle injury on a short week after having near historic efficiency in his first start.
Greg Jennings regrets some of the things he's said but he doesn't regret his decision to leave Green Bay for rival Minnesota.
Packers in a rush to fix run
The Packers got the win Sunday, but their defense was exposed as vulnerable to the run.
On short week, Greenway
unlikely to play
Chad Greenway says time is the best healer, but time is in short supply on a short week.
While Teddy Bridgewater and Chad Greenway again did not participate in the Minnesota Vikings' practice on Tuesday, cornerback Captain Munnerlyn returned from a suspected case of food poisoning.
For all the heat they were able to put on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on Sunday -- getting pressure on 23.3 percent of his dropbacks, according to ESPN Stats and Information -- the Minnesota Vikings only sacked Ryan once, on a blitz from Anthony Barr in the fourth quarter.
The Minnesota Vikings had initially planned to take a more cautious approach with Teddy Bridgewater -- at least at the beginning of the season -- until Matt Cassel's broken foot made Bridgewater the starter by Week 4.
If Green Bay Packers fans didn't like what Ryan Longwell once said about Green Bay's dining scene, they probably won't be happy when they hear what Greg Jennings likes most about his new life in Minnesota.
Minnesota Vikings weekend film study
We'll give the opening statement for this week's edition of The Film Don't Lie to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer. Coach, how did you feel about your third-down defense on Sunday?
I'm guilty. Teddy Bridgewater has played six-plus quarters of regular-season football in the NFL, yet we all seem to be assuming the sprained left ankle he suffered late in Sunday's victory over Atlanta won't stop him from starting Thursday night in Green Bay.
The Minnesota Vikings are situating themselves for a late decision on Thursday's starting quarterback as Teddy Bridgewater did not practice Monday or Tuesday in preparation for the night game at Green Bay.
Mike McCarthy said the Packers are preparing for Teddy Bridgewater to be the starting quarterback, but added that even in a short week, Green Bay will have to put in work to prepare for either signal caller.
He was replaced by Matt Cassel, Josh Freeman and Teddy Bridgewater, but an injury to Bridgewater's left ankle may elevate Christian Ponder back to starting duty on Thursday in Green Bay.
A short week is not the best time to recover from an injury. With two days to go before the Vikings play the Packers at Lambeau Field, Minnesota's quarterback picture remains cloudy.
Film observations of Vikings defense: Week 4 vs. Falcons
The Minnesota Vikings defense did what they couldn't do in 2013 -- get stops in the fourth quarter.
Film observations of Vikings offense: Week 4 vs. Falcons
The Minnesota Vikings found a running game at the right time in Teddy Bridgewater's first start to claim a 41-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons, currently the fourth-worst NFL defense in points per game.
Bridgewater resting, but not Zimmer
If there were a Vikings team record for looking tired the morning after an upset victory, Mike Zimmer would have set it Monday.
can't wait to get back to Vikings
The tight end is expected to be sidelined for another five weeks after having sports hernia surgery last week.
Vikings, Zimmer trying to correct 'terrible' third-down defense
Captain Munnerlyn called out the problem last week and the Atlanta Falcons still converted 10-of-15 third-down attempts.
Kyle Rudolph starting rehab process, expects to return in 'six weeks'
Kyle Rudolph said we walked out of surgery that repaired a sports hernia less than a week ago.
Zimmer: MRI on Teddy Bridgewater's ankle showed no further damage
A MRI on Teddy Bridgewater's sprained left ankle showed no further damage, per Vikings coach Mike Zimmer.
Zimmer 'hopeful' Bridgewater will play; Vikings sign QB to practice squad
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he’s hopeful rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will play on Thursday against the Packers at Lambeau Field. Bridgewater had an MRI on his sprained ankle right after the game, which Zimmer said came back clean. “He’s doing a lot better today, so we’ll see,” Zimmer said.
Zimmer prefers running back committee with rookie McKinnon as 'change of
Rookie running back Jerick McKinnon had a break-out game yesterday, showing off his wheels while rushing for 135 yards in a 41-28 win over the Falcons. But today, head coach Mike Zimmer pumped the breaks a little bit on the notion that McKinnon is ready to be an every-down back.
Kyle Rudolph recovering from sports hernia surgery
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph said he’s making progress after sports hernia surgery last week. He was in the Vikings locker room on Monday, a week into the recovery process after sitting out on Sunday in the team’s 41-28 victory over the Falcons at TCF Bank Stadium.
Vikings defense leaking badly on third down
The Vikings defense made big plays when it mattered most Sunday, blanking Atlanta during the fourth quarter of their 41-28 victory, from Anthony Barr's crushing sack of Matt Ryan to Harrison Smith's game-clinching interception.