Sunday, December 4, 2016

Minesota Vikings

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Entering the game as the least penalized team in the NFL, the Vikings gave up a season high 8 penalties for 110 yards on a chilly day at TCF Bank Stadium. The Green Bay Packers defense held Arian Peterson to 45 yards, forcing a fumble and sacking Teddy Bridgewater six times to capture a 30-13 NFC North victory.

The Packers ended a three-game losing streak on a 100 yard rushing performance by Eddie Lacy, and a five field goal outing from Mason Crosby. The Vikings limited Aaron Rodgers to 16 of 34 for 212 yards and two touchdowns, but a lackluster performance by the Vikings offensive line spelled defeat for the Vikings.

The lone bright spot was the solid play from Bridgewater who hit on 25 of 37 for 296 yards and 1 touchdown under heavy pressure. The Vikings found the end zone first when Bridgewater connected with Kyle Rudolph on a 47-yard pass in the first quarter to take a 6-3 lead. Yes, Blair Walsh missed another extra point and from that moment the Packers scored 16 unanswered points taking control of the game with a dominate performance from their defensive front.

Even on a bad day, the Vikings continued to fight. Peterson scored the Vikings second touchdown on a 6-yard run that cut the score to 19-13 late in the 3rd quarter. That score, however, would be as close as they would get as the Packers capitalized on a few 4th quarter mistakes by the Vikings.

Kyle Rudolph had a career day with 6 receptions for 106 yards as the Vikings fall to 7-3 on the season.

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Brock Vereen is returning to Minnesota to play football, this time for the Vikings.

The former University of Minnesota standout was signed by the Vikings on Thursday to the team’s practice squad. A spot was left vacant when linebacker Brian Peters was signed off the practice squad to the Houston Texans’ active roster.

Vereen, 23, was a fourth-round draft pick by Chicago just last year.

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The San Francisco 49ers looked impressive as running back Carlos Hyde rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries to give new head coach Jim Tomsula his second career win in the NFL. In 2010, Tomsula won a week 17 contest against the Arizona Cardinals as an interim coach after Mike Singletary was fired.

Tomsula and the 49ers coaching staff had the right game plan in place to shut down Adrian Peterson and the Vikings offense. Norv Turners offense got off to a slow start only managing four first downs and 56 total yards in the first half of play. Colin Kaepernick lead an efficient pistol attack as the 49ers took an early 7-0 halftime advantage behind a strong running game. Carlos Hyde found the end zone with 4:58 to play in the second quarter to open the scoring on a sick spin move that he was able to bounce to the outside for 10 yards and the score.

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Andrew Sendejo
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Robert Blanton had run all offseason and preseason as the starter at safety next to Harrison Smith.

For the first game of the regular season, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is returning to the alignment he finished last season with. Prior to Monday night’s game at San Francisco, Andrew Sendejo was named the starter at safety.

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A few of the Minnesota Vikings’ rookies will have to wait to make their NFL debuts.

Receiver Stefon Diggs was, perhaps, the most noteworthy among Minnesota’s six gameday inactive players. Fellow draft pick Edmond Robinson is also inactive, along with rookie quarterback Taylor Heinicke, offensive linemen Jeremiah Sirles, tight end Chase Ford and defensive end Justin Trattou.

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