Christian Ponder injured his ribs in last week’s loss to the Cleveland Browns, which leaves his status for the Minnesota Vikings’ Week 4 contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers in doubt. Leslie Frazier would like to name his starting quarterback Friday. The Vikings had two non-participants, five limited participants and three full participants at Thursday’s practice.
The Minnesota Vikings enter a grueling stretch of inter-divisional games with a 34-24 victory over the Detroit Lions Sunday at Mall of America Field. Even without Percy Harvin, the Vikings were able to get its passing offense back on track and Adrian Peterson torched the Lions defense. The Vikings defense forced two turnovers while the offense took good care of the ball.
The Minnesota Vikings host the Detroit Lions with the chance to complete a season series sweep. The Vikings have struggled with its passing offense, but the battered Lions secondary may be what the doctor ordered.
Jasper Brinkley has assumed the starting middle linebacker role with the Minnesota Vikings. Here’s how he got there.