The Minnesota Vikings defense has two pieces of good news this week coming off a humbling loss at Detroit in the season opener. First, they expect defensive captain Kevin Williams to be back at defensive tackle after missing the 34-24 loss to the Lions with a knee injury. Second, they don’t have to face Reggie Bush, the Lions running back who torched them for 191 total yards and a touchdown.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh says he is appealing the NFL’s $100,000 fine against him for his hit on a Vikings player over the weekend.
The Minnesota Vikings expected to have defensive tackle Kevin Williams and center John Sullivan at practice this week, despite knee injuries. The NFL is reportedly going to levy a heavy fine to Ndamukong Suh for his low block on Sullivan. Cordarrelle Patterson played only five plays Sunday and it was the coaches choice. Could a change at quarterback be coming for the Vikings? It has been done before in Minnesota.
Detroit star Ndamukong Suh has been fined $100,000 by the NFL for his illegal low block in the season-opening victory over the Minnesota Vikings last weekend.
Ndamukong Suh might’ve gotten himself in trouble with another nasty play on the field. Suh’s illegal low block in Detroit’s game on Sunday against Minnesota will be reviewed for potential discipline, NFL spokesman Randall Liu confirmed Monday in an email to The Associated Press.
Reggie Bush turned a short pass into a 77-yard touchdown in the third quarter and finished with 191 yards of offense to help the Detroit Lions pull away to beat the Minnesota Vikings 34-24 Sunday.
Adrian Peterson started the 2013 season in MVP style. The Minnesota star went 78 yards for a touchdown on the Vikings’ first offensive play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, giving his team a 7-0 lead.
Defensive tackle Kevin Williams was the only Minnesota Vikings to miss practice Thursday. Safety Harrison Smith and McLeod Bethel-Thompson were the only players to have their practice status change from Wednesday to Thursday. Three players were full participants both days despite injuries and five were limited both days.
When the Vikings open the season against the Lions on Sunday, it’ll be an exciting day for a couple of Nittany Lions, who will make their NFL debut. They might be rookies, but their experience at Penn State forever changed Michael Mauti and Gerald Hodges.
Question No. 1 for week one — will Kevin Williams play for the Vikings? If he doesn’t, is first round pick Sharrif Floyd ready? “For us, it’s more about this first game and concentrating on getting this win on the road – this is so important,” Leslie Frazier said.
Riley Reiff had a quiet rookie season, playing all 16 games for the Detroit Lions while Jeff Backus remained the starter at left tackle. Now Backus is retired, so that job belongs to Reiff and the first challenge this season will be a formidable one. Reiff and the Lions host the Minnesota Vikings this weekend, which means a visit from pass rushing star Jared Allen.
The Minnesota Vikings claimed former Chicago Bears offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb and released Troy Kropog Sunday. Head coach Leslie Frazier said that he would talk about injuries on Wednesday, including the right knee of Kevin Williams. The Vikings filled their practice squad roster with eight players.
Riley Reiff, a former first round pick, is stepping into the starting lineup to replace a stalwart Lion. Is he up to the task? The entire team and fans certainly hope so.
The 2013 NFL Draft will take place this week, so let’s take a look at which holes each team in the NFC North needs to fill to have a successful draft.
The Minnesota Vikings had a disappointing finish to an encouraging season. Jared Allen will undergo surgery on his shoulder after the Pro Bowl later this month. The Vikings now begin preparation for the draft in April and evaluating its 14 free agents.