Sam Bradford Headlines

  • Defense wins championships, or at least the NFC title

    One team has a suffocating defense. The other has the NFL's No. 1 unit. Defense should win at least the NFC championship. Two of the league's elite defenses go at it Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) host the Minnesota Vikings (14-3) in the conference title game. "They have...

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  • Eagles’ Nick Foles and Vikings’ Case Keenum have strong career connections

    PHILADELPHIA - Nick Foles contemplated retirement after a miserable season with the Rams in which he ended up losing his starting job to Case Keenum. That's just one spin of a unique quarterback carousel that'll be on display when Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) host Keenum and the Minnesota Vikings (14-3) in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. "It pretty wild," Foles said. "Case's success and the way he plays doesn't surprise me because him and I were...

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  • Nick Foles and Case Keenum have strong career connections

    Nick Foles contemplated retirement after a miserable season with the Rams in which he ended up losing his starting job to Case Keenum. That's just one spin of a unique quarterback carousel that'll be on display when Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) host Keenum and the Minnesota...

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  • Which quarterback should the Vikings keep? How about none of them?

    Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford are all set to hit free agency in 2018.

    Washington Post
  • Vikings deep in playoffs, thanks in part to diligent Diggs

    The path for Stefon Diggs to last-play touchdown fame and sudden Minnesota savior didn't start with such brilliance. Diggs has only arrived at this stage of his life and his career, a Vikings standout on the verge of a Super Bowl, with an unrelenting diligence and a dose of humility. ...

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  • Coach has Vikings in uncharted territory

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Mike Zimmer was already smiling more than usual, sporting a relaxed look of satisfaction rarely revealed in public during the NFL season, when he really let his guard down a few minutes into his postgame news conference deep inside Minnesota's still-buzzing stadium. "Hey, let's open these things up!" Zimmer blurted out mid-sentence, prodding a Vikings official to push the button that removes the window shades and allows the premium ticket-holders in an...

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  • The 2 surprising quarterbacks on the brink of the Super Bowl had a bizarre and intertwined path to starting the NFC title game

    Jamie Squire/Getty Case Keenum and Nick Foles will square off at quarterback when the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles play in the NFC Championship on Sunday. Keenum's and Foles' paths are bizarrely intertwined, beginning in 2015 when they played for the St. Louis Rams before going their separate ways. Now, because of injuries, both players are the surprise starters for their teams and playing well. At the start of the 2017 NFL season, few could have predicted that Case Keenum...

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  • In NFL conference championship games, an ace and three wild cards

    NEW YORK - Watch out, New England. Here comes Sacksonville. Get ready, Philly. The Vikings are sailing into town. Tom Brady and the big game-tested Patriots will square off against the sack-happy Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game in Foxborough, Mass. - with the winner headed to the Super Bowl. "It's been an awesome year," Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles said, "and we want to keep it going." In the...

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  • Vikings, down to last play, stun Saints with 61-yard TD pass

    MINNEAPOLIS - Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game's final play, and Stefon Diggs sprinted away from the defenders for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans and send the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game. Quarterback Drew Brees had driven the Saints in position for Wil Lutz's go-ahead 43-yard field goal with 25 seconds remaining, punctuating a rally from a 17-point deficit that stood until 1:16 was left...

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  • Vikes' Bradford to serve as backup to Keenum

    Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford will back up Case Keenum on Sunday when Minnesota hosts New Orleans in the divisional round. Bradford was activated to the 53-man roster on Saturday after spending nine weeks on injured reserve.

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  • Brees-Keenum: Will playoff savvy prevail in Saints-Vikings?

    Drew Brees will lead the New Orleans offense onto the field at Minnesota and commence the 13th postseason game of his stellar career, already armed with seven such victories and one Super Bowl ring for the Saints. "I prepare for every game as if it's that magnitude," Brees said. "When...

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  • Vikings take Bradford off IR for playoffs; 4th QB on roster

    The Minnesota Vikings have activated quarterback Sam Bradford from injured reserve, putting their original starter this season on the roster before their first playoff game. The Vikings waived tight end Kyle Carter on Saturday to make room for Bradford, who last played at Chicago on Oct. 9...

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  • Sam Bradford Activated Ahead of Vikings' Playoff Game vs. Saints

    The Minnesota Vikings activated quarterback Sam Bradford from injured reserve Saturday ahead of Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bradford missed all but two games during the regular season with a knee injury. If Bradford dresses for Sunday's game, he could serve as the backup behind starter Case Keenum. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported it is unknown if Bradford will dress, but he said the veteran is "quite healthy." With...

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  • Sam Bradford Reportedly to Dress vs. Saints After Knee Injury

    The Minnesota Vikings will reportedly dress quarterback Sam Bradford for Sunday's NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe. Bradford missed all but two games during the regular season due to a knee injury, and he was placed on injured reserve. If Bradford is activated and dresses for Sunday's game—likely as Case Keenum's backup—Volin noted it is unclear what that means for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's status. Keenum started...

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  • Zimmer hasn't decided on Bradford's status

    Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer hasn't decided on quarterback Sam Bradford's status for Sunday's playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.

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  • The case for Keenum: Vikings QB keeps on disproving doubters

    When Minnesota's offense huddled for the first time that mid-September afternoon in Pittsburgh, Case Keenum's energy and confidence quickly filled the circle. The Vikings were forced to turn to their backup quarterback to start the second game of the season after Sam Bradford's knee acted...

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  • Titans, Jaguar aim to show they're the real deal in AFC

    The general belief is there are four contenders for the Super Bowl in the NFC, two in the AFC. Let's see if Tennessee or Jacksonville can prove that theory wrong this weekend. Both AFC South representatives are significant underdogs, the Titans at New England on Saturday night, the...

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  • Cardinals’ Carson Palmer retires

    Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer is retiring after 15 NFL seasons. Palmer, who turned 38 last week, made the announcement in an open letter released Tuesday by the Cardinals. Palmer missed the last nine games of what would be his final season with a broken left arm. He called his long professional career "the most incredible experience of my life." The statement came one day after Arizona head coach Bruce Arians announced his retirement....

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