Vikings rule Bradford out vs Bucs; Keenum to start again


Vikings rule Bradford out vs Bucs; Keenum to start again

Vikings Quarterback Case Keenum has a career day and helped Minnesota beat the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-17 at US Bank Stadium. The Buccaneers found themselves trailing, 28-3, in the third quarter but rallied to bring the Vikings' lead to 14 in the fourth quarter.

His interception, one of three for the Vikings, seemed to start the unraveling of Jameis Winston.

Backup Case Keenum replaced Bradford against the Steelers completed 20-of-37 passes for 167 yards in the loss.

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy had limited time on the practice field on Thursday and is on the questionable list along with LB Devante Bond, CB Brent Grimes (shoulder), and G Kevin Pamphile (illness) for Sunday's game. Adam Thielen caught five passes for 98 yards and rookie running back Dalvin Cook had 169 total yards (97 yards rushing, 72 receiving) and his first career touchdown in the win for Minnesota (2-1).

Bradford suffered an undisclosed injury to his knee during the Vikings (1-1) win against New Orleans in Week 1. Tampa Bay is coming off of a dominant 29-7 victory over the Chicago Bears in their opening game, as their Week 1 contest was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.

A week ago, the offense's modest production was covered up by the team's dominance defensively.

- who'd been picked on for much of the first half - snatched an underthrown deep ball intended for DeSean Jackson. Zimmer said he probably won't know until gametime, meaning the Vikings and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be in the dark about Bradford until gametime on Sunday (10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, FOX, DirecTV).