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Vikings Friday morning updates for Sunday’s game against Cleveland in London.

Good morning all. The snow has started to fall in Minnesota! Meanwhile, back in sunny ole’ London, the Vikings practiced at The Hazelwood Centre Friday, the training ground for the London Irish rugby team.

While many Americans slept, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer named the starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns:

QB Case Keenum, who is 3-2 as a starter, will start in place of Sam Bradford. Bradford will sit once again, missing his sixth game of the past seven.


WR Stefon Diggs along with LT Riley Reiff, LG Nick Easton, WR Michael Floyd and CB Mackensie Alexander are listed as QUESTIONABLE. Diggs, Reiff and Alexander were all full participants in practice today while Floyd and Easton were limited. Diggs will likely play after missing the past two games with a groin injury.


QB Sam Bradford, OL Jeremiah Sirles, and DE Stephen Weatherly are all OUT with knee injuries. They will not play at Twickenham Stadium Sunday against the Browns. Rookie Danny Isidora replaced Sirles in last Sunday’s game against the Ravens.


  1. I am always amazed at the anti Keenum bias in the press. At every opportunity they like to devalue is achievements. Even when they state his W-L they say 3-2, not giving credit for the Chicago win which is undoubtably his.

    • Couldn’t agree more Douglas. If it were up to me I’d give him that win. I’d even take it a step further and say that he should remain the starter until he loses the job, not because of a Bradford/Bridgewater return to health. But that’s just me

      • Sean, you can say something like “Keenum is 3-2 as a starter, but 4-2 in games in which he has played.”

        I agree that Keenum should continue starting until he loses the job, but let’s be realistic about that. He probably will play poorly enough to lose the job – two to three straight loses is the signal I’d be looking for – and we just have to hope that either SB or TB are healthy enough to take over because Sloter would be a promising shot in the dark.

        • I was wondering what the measuring stick would be…like you said two straight losses would be a great indicator it’s time to make a switch, three and I think he’s done for sure

      • I agree. Some people just want to hand the job to Bridgewater. Snaps should be earned, and that is especially true for a player who has not played meaningful football since the 2015 season.


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