Case Keenum will start at quarterback for the Vikings Sunday against the Buccaneers. Sam Bradford will miss his second consecutive game after missing the week two contest against the Steelers. It’s unclear even how Bradford injured himself as he stated it was a non-contact injury.
Dan Graziano of ESPN had the following on Bradford’s condition:
“Source: Vikings QB Sam Bradford is not expected to play Sunday. Knee didn’t respond well to practice work this week. Next steps beyond this week are unclear.”
Bradford’s condition has to be a concern as he has undergone two ACL injuries on that knee. Minnesota has to be devasted after Bradford lit the world on fire in Week one. He carved up the Saints defense for 346 yards and three touchdowns.
The Bucs seem to be prohibitive favorites now that Bradford is out. As of yesterday, the game was an even spread. Now Tampa is a 2.5 point favorite following the recent update. Case Keenum completed just 54 percent of his throws last week against the Steelers. If Minnesota has a chance to win, they may have to rely on rookie running back Dalvin Cook. Through his first two NFL games, Cook has averaged a strong 5.6 yards per carry.