Teddy Bridgewater is progressing. But will he be ready for kickoff against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday? It could be a game-day decision. Remember two years ago when Christian Ponder had to give way to Joe Webb in the playoffs? It’s ironic that Ponder now serves as the backup. He’s waiting in the wings to prove he can still play.
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes is coming off the best game of his brief career. Good timing. Aaron Rodgers is next. Rhodes had five tackles and a career-high four pass breakups against Atlanta’s dangerous offense on Sunday, showing why he was selected in the first round of last year’s draft.
A little more than six years ago, Matt Ryan made his NFL debut. Now, he’s in the top five in the league in most statistical categories for passing, in position to lead the Atlanta Falcons back from a rough 2013 that was the only losing season of his career. Ryan has made the playoffs four times, been on a pair of 13-win teams and reached the NFC championship game once.
It was the mid-term exam in high school football Friday night. And in some cases, conference titles were on the line. If you weren’t able to make it any of the great high school games, take a look at the videos below. David McCoy reported on the featured game — Totino-Grace vs. Maple Grove — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other big matchups.
Week 5 of college football features a lot of trap games for many ranked teams. Many teams begin conference play this week and hope to keep their playoff bracket hopes alive by coming away on top with a W. With that being said, let’s look at the top four must watch college football games this season.
Amid all the big-picture issues facing Michigan’s football program right now — empty seats, fan frustration and the future of coach Brady Hoke — the Wolverines have a more immediate question to resolve.
Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway will have his streak of 90 consecutive starts end on Sunday when Minnesota hosts the Atlanta Falcons. The Vikings have listed Greenway — who is dealing with a broken rib and broken hand — out for this week’s game along with tight end Kyle Rudolph, who had sports hernia surgery on Tuesday.
This Week 4 NFC East game felt like a must-win for both teams. The Giants played like it, dominating in a 45-14 win. The Redskins looked overmatched.
Five. That’s how many times the Vikings’ biggest weapon touched the ball on offense against the Saints. Out of Minnesota’s 54 offensive plays, Cordarrelle Patterson was targeted on only six. “They matched up with him with who they (the Saints) feel is their best corner,” Vikings Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner said. “So that tells you how they feel about him.”
Just a few changes in this week’s poll as our top teams rolled through week four. Coming up this week, a few battles between unbeaten teams and more great rivalries. Here’s this week’s WCCO Radio Rally!
From the moment the Minnesota Vikings traded back into the first round to take Teddy Bridgewater, it was only a matter of time before he took over as the team’s starting quarterback. When Bridgewater makes his first start on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, he will be in line for something even bigger — the new face of the franchise.
The Giants smacked the Texans 30-17 in Week 3, while the Redskins suffered a tough loss to the Eagles. These NFC East rivals will kick off Thursday at 8:25 ET on CBS.
“The NFL was a very, very attainable goal,” the country music star and former North Carolina Tar Heels linebacker revealed during the exclusive video interview.
Minnesota is back home this weekend after a humbling loss. The Gophers were beaten badly at TCU, and already-hurting quarterback Mitch Leidner suffered a turf toe injury in the process.