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4-2, 1st in NFC North
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2hCourtney Cronin

Vikings' Zimmer: Barr's hit on Rodgers not dirty

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that Anthony Barr's hit on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was "above board," and that the Vikings are "not a dirty football team."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Bridgewater has been present in team meetings throughout the last 14 months. Zimmer said he is caught up on the playbook and receives the game script every week to run by himself. "He'll be ready," Zimmer said. "Teddy's smart."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater was cleared today to return to practice, thus opening the 21-day window the Vikings have to remove him from the PUP list. Bridgewater will remain on the PUP while he practices. Mike Zimmer said the team is going to ease Bridgewater in beginning Wednesday. "He hasn't practiced in 14 months," Zimmer said. "We're not going to dose him out (on) Wednesday."

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Vikings have a decision to make on Bridgewater (1:10)
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Vikings should stick with Keenum (1:14)
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9hChris Mortensen

Vikings' Bridgewater set to return to practice

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who injured his knee Aug. 30, 2016, has been cleared to return to practice on Wednesday.

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Keenum made Packers' pay for blitzing

In 20 dropbacks on which he was blitzed Sunday, Case Keenum went 12-of-19 for 133 yards and a touchdown, including 8-of-10 for 88 yards when Green Bay sent a defensive back. Keenum is completing 65 percent of his passes with four TDs and no interceptions vs. the blitz this season. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Vikings in NFC North title mix after Rodgers' injury (0:57)
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Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

The outlook of the NFC North changed when Aaron Rodgers went down early against the Vikings. While the NFL is certainly a week-to-week league, Minnesota is in a good spot tied for first place in the NFC North after Week 6. The division race is wide open with Minnesota's chances of winning the north drastically altered for the better.

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Griffen hates to see Rodgers injured (0:43)
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Packers lose Rodgers, fall to Vikings (1:11)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

The fantasy stock of the Packers offensive skill players takes a hit with the collarbone injury to quarterback Aaron Rodgers. With Brett Hundley stepping in, the Packers will still show their west coast concepts and movement passes. However, Rodgers ability to deliver the ball into tight windows, make off-schedule plays and extend the pocket was key to the value of Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Randall Cobb. Think of the red zone plays where Rodgers buys time for routes to convert or the pinpoint ball placement on back-shoulder throws. While Hundley has the mobility to step up and get to the edge of the pocket, Rodgers is a magician when it comes to creating opportunities for his wide receivers. There is a possibility that tight end Martellus Bennett sees a slight bump in targets (middle of the field throws) and the Packers could lean more on the run game with Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery. But fantasy managers have to prep for this Green Bay offense to take a step back as they transition without Rodgers.

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McKinnon scores 2 TDs in Vikings' win (1:05)
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Treadwell makes ridiculous 1-hand grab (0:27)

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Barr knocked Aaron Rodgers out of the game on the Packers second drive. Now Barr is out with a concussion after a huge first half where had two QB hurries, a pass defended and a game-changing tackle.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers are a completely different team without Aaron Rodgers, and the Vikings defense is taking advantage. Minnesota limited Green Bay to 3 yards per play and 81 total yards in the first half. Vikings contained Packers to 2-8 on third down and held Brett Hundley to 4-of-8 passing for 43 yards, his longest reception to Jordy Nelson for 26 yards. On that note, Xavier Rhodes spent the first half shadowing Davante Adams while Trae Waynes covered Nelson.

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Rodgers suffers potential season-ending injury against Vikings (0:40)

Team Stats

Passing Yards238.812th
Rushing Yards117.212th
Points For20.319th
Points Against17.25th

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