Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings: Prediction, preview, pick to win

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings: Prediction, preview, pick to win

That was neither confirmed nor denied when Bradford talked to the press this week, but considering the fact that Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said that Bradford "twisted" his knee during the Saints game, it doesn't sound a whole lot like a bone bruise but rather some sort of tendon or ligament issue.

He was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday and did not appear on the practice field on Friday.

If the escalation of concern of Sam Bradford's knee injury was subtle over the last week-plus - from showing up on the injury report last week, to being limited in practice to missing the Steelers game to another few days of limited practice time this week - Friday brought a more dramatic jolt.

Former Vikings wide receiver Ahmad Rashad believes it is a "distraction" for players not knowing whether Bradford or Keenum will start.

Keenum is the 11th different Vikings quarterback to start a game in the past 10 seasons and the third since Teddy Bridgewater was lost to a knee injury in August 2016. I want receivers Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and tight end Kyle Rudolph to be involved, they're all playmakers.

In light of Sunday's game being right around the corner, ESPN's analysts shared their thoughts on which team they believe will be able to clinch the win.

This is bad news because the Minnesota Vikings could use Bradford to face off against Jameis WInston and the Buccaneers offense. Vikings DE Everson Griffen registered two sacks last week, the ninth multi-sack game of his career. He completed 27 of 32 pass attempts for 346 yards and three touchdowns.

Seahawks hope they didn't spill too many secrets to 49ers
Rawls returned from a high ankle sprain on Sunday, but it was Carson who has proven to the most effective back through two games. Don't be surprised if we see a lot of read option looks this week to try to get those San Francisco defensive linemen thinking.

The Vikings welcome the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Minnesota this week, and it's going to be a very tough challenge.

The hope was that Bradford would only miss a week of play, but his status remains a situation to monitor as we creep closer to Sunday.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has set oral arguments for October 2 in the NFL's bid to reinstate Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over a domestic case in OH, meaning the star Cowboys running back will play at least two more games.

"Penalties were just killers for them; you just can't have it", he said. However, a non-contact injury with the history of his knees can't help but flash Vikes fans back to his disastrous 2013 injury that sidelined him for an entire season.

Dareus was considered one of the top defensive tackles in the league before signing a six-year, $96 million contract extension before the start of the 2015 season but has struggled on the field since then. "We're going to have to be at our best as well".

After leading Rams to victories against Tampa Bay in each of the last two seasons, Keenum has the Bucs number.

If Sam Bradford can not go in this game, it is going to get ugly, as Case Keenum will be eaten alive by this Bucs defense. Pascal had a school-record 233 catches for 3,193 yards and 30 touchdowns in college, and he also returned kicks. Luckily for Tampa, after a solid week one performance, their team has stayed clear of serious injuries which typically pop up during most teams first contest.