Sam Bradford ruled out for Sunday vs. Lions

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Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford will miss his third consecutive game on Sunday against the Lions.

Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer confirmed today that Bradford has been ruled out. Zimmer said Bradford’s injured knee is getting better, but he’s not ready to play yet.

That means Case Keenum will start for the Vikings for the third straight game. That’s not necessarily terrible news for the Vikings, as Keenum played very well last week and also played well against the Lions last year, when Keenum was the Rams’ quarterback.

But while the Vikings have to be pleased that Keenum is playing well, they also have to be dismayed that Bradford managed to get through only one game this season before getting hurt. Injuries have plagued Bradford throughout his career, and injuries were a big reason that many people thought the Vikings were taking a big risk when they traded for Bradford last year. The Vikings need Bradford to get healthy and stay healthy.

37 responses to “Sam Bradford ruled out for Sunday vs. Lions

  1. Next man up, I dont expect keenum to do what he did last week but I trust shurmer & co to have a gameplan in place and give us a chance. Skol!

    Disclaimer: im not making a super bowl prediction & not putting anyone in HOF, just hoping we play well in a key divisional game.

  2. This is good news for us Packers fans. Hopefully, the Lions can beat the Vikings even though Keenum did have a better last game than Aaron. We’ll need a cushion for when we play the Vikings.

  3. If this is indeed his last year could it be that he will wait to be 100% healthy before he returns so he can secure the next contract?

  4. The Vikings have the Lions, Bears and Packers over the next 3 weeks. This is the biggest game of them all as it will likely go a long way in determining whether the Lions or Vikings win the NFCN. I would go ahead and rest Bradford against easier opponents in the Bears and Packers, at least, and get him fully healthy for the rest of the season.

  5. they will end up trading him to the jets for a first round pick, he will sign a big contract play great for a couple games then get hurt.

    rinse repeat.

  6. I have a feeling we’re about to be 2-2 real quick. We have some fans that are in denial and do blame the refs for all our mistakes and lack of competence on the field, but I live a reality where I don’t cry about poor performance or that Hillary lost the election and we actually have a President that knows how get around the democratic disaster that is trying to destroy America.

  7. Sam will be back in a couple weeks and play through this season going to Super Bowl and win it all. It may be too early but I bet it’s going to happen.

  8. Keenum will beat Stafford again this week. Sam will be back in a couple weeks and play through this season going to Super Bowl and win it all. It may be too early but I bet it’s going to happen.

  9. Like the Vikings this game.
    Lions over rated. When you score a defensive TD at home and are +3 in turnovers and lose the game at home, somethings wrong. Lions should have wax the floor with Atlanta.BTW, When a team scores a defensive TD, they win 90% of the time.

  10. There’s some potentially big winners if Keenum comes out and has an above average day or better.

    Keenum will earn himself a lucrative contract wherever he ends up next year.
    Vikings will have 3 starting caliber QB’s they could parley into an extra first round pick.
    Bradford gets an extra week of rest to heal up without the guilt of letting the team down.

    If keenum has a bad day:
    Bridgewater coming back mid-way through the season becomes more probable and even necessary. He’d make some $ if he ended up starting.
    Bradford comes back and lights it up earning him more money for being crucial to success and his injury issues are tolerated.

  11. jlmd17 says:
    September 28, 2017 at 5:51 pm
    The guy is as jinxed as his people.
    ————
    Do not generalize people like that. It would be the same thing as saying the guy is not as flamboyant as his people when talking about another QB. It is just not right.

  12. Rather have his injury now then at some point down the road, like after a new contract. Or have a new QB come in right before the play offs if the Vikings get that far.

  13. Too bad. Bradford could have been a great QB of his generation. None of my business to say he might want to retire. Maybe he can play a couple more years. Hope he can walk 20 years from now.

  14. This is the problem with Bradford and exactly why you don’t trade a 1st rounder for him. He had the BEST day of his career, hooray!!! now missed 3 straight weeks. Keenum looked better than I thought he would, but really the Minny fanboys are in denial. Keenum isn’t gonna carry you…Bradford might be able to…. still a dumb trade regardless….. You got to 8-8 and now he’s played one of four games this year.

  15. cheek2 the Vikings were 8 days from the start of the season with no QB. That is exactly why you trade for him. You ignored the circumstances involved when you shouldn’t have.

  16. Thank God there is no structural damage to Sam’s knee and that it is getting better! Can’t wait for him to get healthy and come back! In the meantime…looks like Case can hold down the fort. Skol!

  17. What? What did you ask? What team has the greatest number of Central/North Division wins?

    Is it the Bears? Nope. Is it the Lions? Nope. Is it the Vikings? Please.

    It’s the Thirteen Time World Champion Green Bay Packers.

    Go Pack Go!

  18. What a sad, sorry, existence Packers fans must have. The Packers just beat a division rival, guaranteeing them a 1st place tie in the division for 1 more week. And yet, they have to troll the Vikings news feeds incessantly.

  19. 42522451452 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 11:48 am
    What a sad, sorry, existence Packers fans must have. The Packers just beat a division rival, guaranteeing them a 1st place tie in the division for 1 more week. And yet, they have to troll the Vikings news feeds incessantly.

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    Is your screen name “days without a vikings championship?”

  20. minneanderthals says:
    September 29, 2017 at 3:01 pm
    42522451452 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 11:48 am
    What a sad, sorry, existence Packers fans must have. The Packers just beat a division rival, guaranteeing them a 1st place tie in the division for 1 more week. And yet, they have to troll the Vikings news feeds incessantly.

    ————————-

    Is your screen name “days without a vikings championship?”

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    Not bad, at least that was a creative troll.

    It’s actually the total weight of 70,000 Packer fans in a full Lambeau Field. Or strangely enough, it’s also the exact number of empty human tooth sockets in NE Wisconsin.

  21. 42522451452 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm
    minneanderthals says:
    September 29, 2017 at 3:01 pm
    42522451452 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 11:48 am
    What a sad, sorry, existence Packers fans must have. The Packers just beat a division rival, guaranteeing them a 1st place tie in the division for 1 more week. And yet, they have to troll the Vikings news feeds incessantly.

    ————————-

    Is your screen name “days without a vikings championship?”

    ——————————–

    Not bad, at least that was a creative troll.

    It’s actually the total weight of 70,000 Packer fans in a full Lambeau Field. Or strangely enough, it’s also the exact number of empty human tooth sockets in NE Wisconsin.

    ——-

    We’ll get along fine.

  22. objectivefootballfan says:
    September 28, 2017 at 4:23 pm
    Let’s see if Case Keenum can lead the Vikings to back to back wins. Would be huge for the Vikings!!

    **

    BE CAREFUL OBJECTIVE! Packer trolls might think you are claiming a Superbowl victory. You have to be tactful because they don’t read entire sentences.

  23. 42522451452 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm
    It’s actually the total weight of 70,000 Packer fans in a full Lambeau Field. Or strangely enough, it’s also the exact number of empty human tooth sockets in NE Wisconsin.
    //////////////////////////

    Stop!……..stop, please! Oh my good Lord, t-h-a-t i-s h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s! Do you have a team of writers? Tell me you have a team of writers! This is so original, so creative, so fresh, so funny, so freaking hilarious!! How do you do it? You’re killing me!

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