Keenum has 3 TD passes and Vikings top Buccaneers 34-17
Sep 25 2017
Bradford notably led the Vikings to a win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 1 before being forced out of action in Week 2 due to the aforementioned knee trouble.
Tests on Sam Bradford's injured left knee did not reveal any structural damage, and the Vikings now believe the quarterback's status will be week to week, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Everyone knows the Vikings defense is one of the better units in the league, but keeping them on the field last week was an inept offense which went 5-for-15 on third down conversion tries.
This is the 10th year out of the past 13 in which the Vikings have had to start more than one quarterback, with Brett Favre (2009), Christian Ponder (2012) and Teddy Bridgewater (2015) the only ones who made it through an entire campaign unscathed. Defensive end Brian Robison grabbed the Bucs' QB as he was throwing, almost causing an interception.
The Vikings scored again on the next possession, although this time the Buccaneers'defense held at the end and forced a field goal attempt.
Keenum, meanwhile, went 25 for 33 in the third 300-yard game of his career.
"We did a good job trying to push the pocket and get after him for the whole game", defensive tackle Shamar Stephen said.
This week, this is a convenient truth, as there is only one game film to watch with Keenum running the Vikings offense. Diggs started it with a diving 17-yard catch on the left sideline. After Ward broke up a third-down pass in the middle of the end zone, kicker Kai Forbath came in to bang a 20-yarder through the pipes. "I just like playing my game and being physical right along with him". Trae Waynes' first two games did not live up the the Vikings' expectations coming out of camp, but he played a role in limiting the former Philadelphia and Washington star receiver.
Jarius Wright added a touchdown catch for the Vikings. Even if Case Keenum performs competently, he can't be relied upon to put up big numbers each week.