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The Minnesota Vikings are just six games into Mike Zimmer’s tenure as head coach of the team and he is already figuring out his most important challenge to making the team a consistent winner. Zimmer wants his players to develop the mindset that losing is not OK. Wide receiver Greg Jennings believes the players need to start taking care of themselves. Zimmer hinted that their may be changes on the team’s offensive line.
The Minnesota Vikings played another lifeless game. This time it was a 17-3 loss to the Detroit Lions at home. The Vikings defense kept them in the game, but the offense gave them nothing. The defense did not make enough plays to win the game themselves.
Minnesota Vikings safety Antone Exum has been fined $22,050 by the NFL for an illegal blindside block against the Green Bay Packers last week. Exum was penalized for hitting the Packers’ Jarrett Bush during a punt return in the second quarter of the Thursday night game of Oct. 2.
The Minnesota Vikings expect to have quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and safety Harrison Smith in the lineup Sunday when they face Detroit Lions at TCF Bank Stadium. However, whether or not linebacker Chad Greenway returns after missing two games is unknown. The Vikings listed two plays as non-participants, three players as limited participants and four players as full-participants in Thursday’s practice.
The Minnesota Vikings look to rebound from a bad defensive outing against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The team wants to improve their consistency and team play. Backup defensive tackle Tom Johnson was arrested early Sunday morning. The Lions already have a plethora of ailing stars. They may not play on Sunday. The Vikings added three players to the practice squad and released McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
The Detroit Lions had a chance to maintain sole possession of first place in the NFC North, but lost to the Buffalo Bills at home in Week 5. Now, all four teams in the division are within a game of first place. The Lions are a passing offense, but their defense has been their better unit this season.
The wife of Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr says in a statement that he is recovering from two strokes and a mild heart attack and is making progress in rehabilitation.
The problems for the Minnesota Vikings with Christian Ponder at quarterback were obvious from the start. Their list of missing players on offense has grown long and increasingly conspicuous. Playing their primary rival on the road in the rain at night with only three days to rest and prepare was already an uphill climb.
It was another Thursday night blowout, as the Packers dominated the Vikings 42-10 last night in Green Bay. The Packers moved to 3-2, while Minnesota is 2-3, struggling on offense without Teddy Bridgewater, who was inactive with a sprained ankle.
The Minnesota Vikings may not have been able to play a worse Thursday in Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers. The surrendered the first 42 points and could only muster 10 points in garbage time in the fourth quarter. Their is very little positive things to say about the game for the Vikings.
Christian Ponder was embarrassed. Coach Mike Zimmer struggled to find positives. Nothing went right for the Minnesota Vikings in a 42-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.
He played quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers and, no, it’s not Brett Favre. It’s Todd Bouman and he’s still in football — as a Minnesota high school coach.
One Minnesota Viking who knows just how good Aaron Rodgers can be is Greg Jennings. Jennings spent seven years as a Packer. The best seasons of his career started when Rodgers took over from Brett Favre.
Looks like Teddy Time will have to wait. Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is out for Thursday night’s game against the Packers in Green Bay, Wis., according to the team.
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