Archive for the ‘Minnesota Vikings’ Category

Raiders great, HOF DB Brown dies at 78

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Hall of Fame defensive back and Oakland Raiders legend Willie Brown died Tuesday at age 78. Brown was named to nine Pro Bowls, earned five First Team All-Pro designations and won three Super Bowls, including two as a coach. He helped the Raiders defeat the Minnesota Vikings, 32-14, with a 75-yard pick-six in Super Bowl XI.

If Vikings are without Thielen, there’s precedent of success

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

When Adam Thielen left the previous game in Detroit because of a hamstring injury he suffered in the first quarter, the Minnesota Vikings didn't miss a beat without their two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver. The passing clinic that Kirk Cousins put on during the 42-30 victory over the Lions could prove to be good practice, because Thielen might not be ready to play on Thursday night when the Vikings host Washington. Though he has never missed a game in his NFL career, participating in 90 consecutive contests including the playoffs, Thielen will get only three days for the muscle to heal in time.

NFL news and notes: Sanders & Sanu traded, Peterson will face Vikings

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Trades were all the talk around the NFL on Tuesday. We look at those transactions and more in this edition of NFL news and notes. Three things that matter Broncos trade Sanders to 49ers It was reported that the Denver Broncos dealt two-time Pro-Bowl wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders tand a fifth-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers, with NFL Media noting the latter were in on Mohamed Sanu before he went to the New England Patriots.

Lions RB Johnson to IR after knee procedure

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

The Detroit Lions placed running back Kerryon Johnson on injured reserve after he had a procedure on his right knee Tuesday morning. According to head coach Matt Patricia, the team hopes Johnson can return later in the season. He must miss at least eight weeks, meaning the earliest he could return would be Week 16 at Denver on Dec. 22.

Tracking Terps NFL Success: Week 7

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Ty Johnson (RB - Detroit Lions) Opportunity came knocking at Johnson's door on Sunday, as Detroit starting running back Kerryon Johnson went down early with a knee injury. Johnson took the lead in the Lions' backfield from that point forward and finished with 29 yards on 10 carries. He played a season-high 64 percent of Detroit's offensive snaps and figures to be the Lions' feature back moving forward with Kerryon Johnson expected to miss a few weeks.

Raiders great, HOF DB Brown dies at 78

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Hall of Fame defensive back and Oakland Raiders legend Willie Brown died Tuesday at age 78. Brown was named to nine Pro Bowls, earned five First Team All-Pro designations and won three Super Bowls, including two as a coach. He helped the Raiders defeat the Minnesota Vikings, 32-14, with a 75-yard pick-six in Super Bowl XI.

FANTASY PLAYS: Players to add include Stafford, Edmonds

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

The Giants defense is allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season and have allowed 300-plus passing yards four different times. If he's gone, however, Ryan Tannehill is the next man up against the Bucs defense in Week 8. Tampa Bay is allowing the sixth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.

Zimmer: Vikings WR Thielen ‘improving fast’

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said wide receiver Adam Thielen is "improving fast" and could play in Thursday night's game against the visiting Washington Redskins. "He's got a chance," Zimmer told reporters Tuesday. Thielen, who has never missed a game in six seasons, injured a hamstring while catching a 25-yard touchdown in the first quarter of Sunday's 42-30 win against the Detroit Lions.

Redskins RB Peterson on ankle sprains: ‘I’m good’

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson has a grade 1 high ankle sprain and a grade 2 low ankle sprain, according to ESPN. Peterson suffered the injury in the third quarter of Sunday's 9-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. With Derrius Guice (torn meniscus) on injured reserve and Chris Thompson (turf toe) missing last week's game, the Redskins have a thin backfield, with Wendell Smallwood (13 carries, 58 yards this season) the only other running back on the roster.

Is the Minnesota Vikings’ offense living up to expectations with Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook?

Monday, October 21st, 2019

The "Good Morning Football" discusses the Minnesota Vikings' offense with Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook.