The Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
Matt Prater’s 33-yard field goal with 3:38 remaining lifted Detroit to a 16-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, pulling the Lions into a tie for first place in the NFC North.
Ndamukong Suh is active for Detroit’s game against Minnesota on Sunday after missing practice time with an illness.
Caldwell said the progression of rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has aided the team’s turnaround.
The game, which will be played at Ford Field, was originally scheduled for 1 p.m.
The Minnesota Vikings were already going to face a difficult decision this winter about Adrian Peterson, with the star running back turning 30 next year.
The NFL has suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the rest of the season.
Adrian Peterson has been away from the Minnesota Vikings for almost two months.
The Washington Redskins were coming off of a surprising victory over Dallas and had franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III back in the huddle for the first time in seven games, momentum seemingly at their backs with a bye week looming.
Anthony Barr stripped the ball, scooped it up and took off for the end zone.