If Bradford can’t play against the Buccaneers, Case Keenum will get his second straight start.
Wide receiver Martavis Bryant had three catches for 91 yards against the Vikings, including a 51-yard reception and a 27-yard catch-and-run touchdown.
And it’s still not good enough for defensive captain Cameron Heyward. “We’ve got to keep challenging ourselves. You want to win the games now, so that way you’re not looking back and trying to line up the bullets late”.
Though he’s started 24 games spread over the last four years, Keenum has not progressed or advanced a bit.
The two have remained close since their one college season together.
Six of the Vikings’ 11 penalties against the Steelers were committed by the defense, which yielded 23 points following those infractions.
Everyone in the state of Minnesota is keeping their fingers and toes crossed that Sam Bradford can start under centre for the Vikings on Sunday against the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “I don’t know what’s wrong with him, and I don’t know his situation, but for him to be able to go out there and practice during the week says a lot about him”. “If I’m not actually getting the rep, I’m behind working the same footwork, the same reads, doing the same thing, just maybe not handing it off or throwing it”. Another division game awaits when the Steelers end the month by playing at Baltimore, which is 2-0 and tied for the division lead.
Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis is telling Bengals players that more changes are coming if they continue to lose, and the next job lost could be theirs. Still, Cook has carried the ball 34 times for 191 yards in the first two games averaging 5.6 yards per carry.
Still, Dupree borrowed one of head coach Mike Tomlin’s favorite “Tomlinisms” when he offered “we have the arrow pointing up” when asked about the strides the defense is making. “We’ve seen a lot of football”.
Keenum and the receivers won’t get another pass if they lay a second egg. Linebackers T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree, nose tackle Javon Hargrave, cornerback Artie Burns and safety Sean Davis are the others. Coming off a season-opening 29-19 victory over the New Orleans Saints at home, Minnesota managed to do just about everything wrong in a 26-9 loss in Pittsburgh. “I think he believes he can make every throw, and sometimes he’s going to take his opportunities to throw it”. Both of these teams figure to finish toward the bottom of the NFC, though the game will feature two very good running backs.
“Either way, he’s fine”, Zimmer said, via the Vikings’ official Twitter account.