Sam Bradford ruled out Sunday

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Their main concern at the moment is the health of quarterback Sam Bradford's knee, which caused him to miss Sunday's outing in Pittsburgh. Vikings DE Everson Griffen registered two sacks last week, the ninth multi-sack game of his career.

The Green Bay Packers can take some solace in the fact that after getting decimated by the Altanta Falcons, they getthe bad Cincinnati Bengals while the Falcons can now hammer at the division leading Lions. That could happen this week in Minnesota, although Pro Bowl safety Harrison Smith could throw a wrench in those plans if Harrison tries to work down the seams.

"We've limited him", coach Mike Zimmer said, adding that he felt better about Bradford's chances to play Sunday against the Bucs than he did the day before. They also jumped into a 3-4 at times.

Moral of the story: nothing went right for the Vikings.

No, you don't. But it's a great start for a team that finished 21st in total defense in 2015, coordinator Keith Butler's first season running that unit, and 12th a year ago. The Vikings weren't any better, earning 11 penalties for 131 yards, including a pair of pass interference calls that directly set up Pittsburgh touchdowns.

Shazier does a great job of dissecting the play, shooting past would-be blockers for an unimpeded shot at McKinnon, but as per usual from the Ohio State product, he comes in out of control and uses poor technique in the open field, allowing McKinnon to elude him.

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Bridgewater, who was placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list to start the season, could return as early as October 22, when the Vikings take on the Baltimore Ravens. McKinnon has that high average despite not having a single return longer than 39 yards.

And, just like 2016, they go away to face another NFC team in the third week. The Steelers have only four offensive touchdowns through two games, forcing the defense to be something more than adequate. Bradford turned in one of the league's best quarterback performances in Week 1. That was more than good enough to bleed out a 29-7 blowout, and Rodgers led the way with 67 yards on 19 carries.

"We're just as confident as if Sam was playing", wide receiver Jarius Wright said. Had he come to the Bucs, running back Doug Martin may not be on the roster instead of serving a three-game suspension.

"We made some offseason moves, but it's just a lot of guys growing up", said Shazier, a first-round draft pick in 2014.

That's not the first time someone has said Woody is out of it. He played lights out in the season opener against the Saints.