MINNESOTA SPORTS FAN DAILY: Monday, October 16, 2017

MSF Daily: 10/16/17

Vikings Beat Up On Depleted Packers, Missing Rodgers and Entire Secondary:

I talked about the Vikings’ need for a great defensive performance along with some things falling their way, in order to take down the Packers today at US Bank Stadium. They got that break (no pun intended until I reread it) very early when Aaron Rodgers was hit CLEANLY (Packer fans are bitching everywhere) by Anthony Barr. Early reports are a broken collarbone for Rodgers, likely ending his season, or most of it.

After that, the defense took over. The offense wasn’t too shabby either but more on that later. Let’s focus on the defense first because Rodgers or no Rodgers, they were on point today. Eric Kendricks led the way with 11 total tackles but the entire defense played well and showed up individually throughout the game. Xavier Rhodes had an interception and kept Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams quiet all day.

Anthony Barr broke Aaron Rodgers’ collarbone…..


Adrian Peterson Goes Bonkers in Arizona Cardinals Debut:

There were some old flashes of Adrian Peterson today in Arizona. It was incredible to watch. As someone who has the fondest memories of AP running wild in a purple jersey, I love seeing this. Don’t be bitter Vikings’ fans. We are doing just fine going forward, at the running back position, here in Minnesota.

So sit back and enjoy AP as he runs wild all over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

That 4-star Recruit that Surprisingly Visited the Gophers… He Committed:

So yesterday we learned that the Gopher football team had a surprise recruit in the house. Alex Reigelsperger is a 4-star defensive end from Dayton, Ohio. He stands at 6’3″, 247 pounds. He decommitted from Kentucky on Monday and mad the U of M one of his first visits. Alex is the Gophers’ top recruit for 2018. You can watch some highlights on Alex HERE.

The Athletic’s Brandon Warne: Minnesota Twins’ Year-End Report Card:

Brandon Warne is the Minnesota Twins’ Beat Writer for newly formed The Athletic online subscription based sports magazine. He gave grades to each position player with short but sweet descriptions for explaining each grade. Here are the grades. I would highly recommend a subscription to The Athletic.

Jason Castro: B
Chris Gimenez: B
Joe Mauer: A-
Miguel Sano: A-
Eduardo Escobar: B+
Brian Dozier: A-
Jorge Polanco: C+
Ehire Adrianza: B+
Eddie Rosario: A-
Byron Buxton: B+
Max Kepler: C+
Robbie Grossman: B-
Mitch Garver: B-
Zack Granite: C
Kennys Vargas: C
Niko Goodrum: D

MSF Daily by Eric Strack @RealMNSportsFan

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