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at it down the stretch here. >> al: second and ten, from the 36. rodgers fires. that will move the sticks. adams makes the catch. again going in waynes' direction. the next snap will be under three minutes. >> cris: a little gun shy now. they're so afraid of getting the penalties. now, waynes being a little more cautious. maybe a little overly aggressive. and now, he's going to have to come back up and get the aggressive gene going. now, at the line of scrimmage. the bump and run now. >> al: 2:30 to go. play clock at four. rodgers sliding right. looking to get out. he can't. goes down again.
>> cris: joseph got a little bit of revenge that time on tretter, the center, right there. going to slide the line all the way to the right. and joseph is going to slide off. and this time, aaron rodgers does not get away. >> al: four-yard sack. second and 14. trying to get it off before the two-minute warning. and they won't. th and green bay as all of its time-outs. close one in the opener. vikings by three. (alarm ringing) (reporter) crowds in midtown today mean only one thing. (announcer vo) every one is ready for the next gen iphone. (indistinct chattering) (announcer vo) and so is verizon with the only next gen network that lets you make the most of it. lte advanced delivers 50% faster peak speeds
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don't jinx it. your can is houston. ? >> al: after the game, the postgame report. michele on the field. we have our own mike and mike, along with tony dungy. they will break it down. and a look ahead to next sunday's match-up, between the bears and the cowboys. down in arlington. second and 14, now. robison was on the table a moment ago. wrapping up his ankle. he's out of the game for the
had the big forced fumble. >> cris: and neil hunter back in there. >> al: hunter, number 99. second down and 14. the vikings crowd, the defensive line. and then, backed off. and rodgers throws on the run. it's knocked away. terence newman is there. intended for jordy nelson. third and 14. >> cris: there's the danger when you're dealing with a veteran. terence newman, and read t if he had gotten that left hand in front, would have likely had that interception. the packers are lucky that didn't go the other way. >> al: 38-year-old terence newman. out there on a third down and 14. >> cris: trae waynes against davante adams, one-on-one. >> al: robison is back in the game. and rodgers throws.
it is picked off by trae waynes. picking on him all night long. finally, he might have the last say. >> cris: trae waynes, just keep fighting. there you go. run a little post corner. he was wide-open, on the slant. because it was a one-step move by davante adams, trae waynes didn't have a chance tre the entire defense has flowed to the right side. aaron rodgers saw it. comes back to his one-on-one. and trae waynes, after an interesting night, the play of the game. >> al: it's not over in the sense that green bay has all of its time-outs. with the stop here, they get the ball back. and we know what this guy can do, in clutch time. ball at the 54 yard line.
fullback line in there. this can be a 2 1/2 yard gain opinion and green bay takes its. to michele. >> michele: morgan burnett with the packers, questionable with a hamstring injury, al. >> al: he's out of the game. chances are, the safety is on this drive. minnesota figures to keep it on this ground. minnesota next week,do goes to carolina. green bay will go home. until october the 30th. they have four-straight home games, beginning next week. and a bye. >> cris: good time to be in green bay. >> al: matthews on the sideline.
second down and seven. >> cris: you will get everybody up, he's no help anywhere. >> al: you have to play it safe to make sure green bay uses all of its time-outs. i think. what do either of us know, right? >> cris: well, it's the right call, obviously. it is. you don't want to make it easy. but aaron rodgers just needs three to get us to overtime. and that's a lot of time to don't want to leave him a time-out, either. but the likelihood of picking this up, with the way the packers are playing defense, right now. running the ball. the way it's going tonight, next to nil. sam bradford has been the star. and stefon diggs is the other star. and if you take a chance, you
at the 49 yard line. bradford, 22 out of 30. 286 and 2 touchdowns. >> cris: looks like he was talking to stefon diggs in the huddle. maybe i'm imaginable things. >> al: yep. looking at him. but incomplete. and a flag comes in. damarious randall, with the penalty. and that is a killer. for grba >> cris: zach line made that play with a great blitz pickup. a tough call here. >> referee: pass interference, number 29, defense. automatic first down from the spot of the foul. >> al: 23, not 29. >> cris: looks like their feet got tangled up. there's the foul. you see the left arm, hooking, grabbing and turning. it is the turn right there, that's a great call by the official.
he doesn't pick up that blitz, it looked like bradford would be sacked. great call on the official. that is a tough one and got it right. >> al: so, 1:36. ca final time-out, which they will here. blake martinez, the rookie, stuffs asiata. now, minnesota can take just about all of the time off the clock. >> cris: bradford, talking to diggs, in the huddle, was on interesting moment here. here he goes, bradford. and there's diggs, right there. and you see him looking at him and having a direct conversation with him. they set it up. he cuts the split down to maybe
instead he breaks to the in. and gets the call. >> al: coming your way, big boy. >> cris: i bet they don't throw now. but i'm a gambling guy. >> al: i bet you are. tripped up at the 40. they take this down to around 50 seconds or so, before they have to snap it again. and the minnesota vikings are on the cusp of christening their new house. when they played green bay, at metropolitan stadium, the metrodome, zygi wilf and his brother, mark, the owners of the game. green bay has spoiled every stadium. but tonight, the tables are
mary out of aaron rodgers. >> al: rodgers doesn't create turnovers and hasn't through the years. with three fumbles. and a pick. only lost one of those fumbles. and that was a big one, right there. robison, as minnesota got a break and recovered it. and of all people, waynes with the interception. >> cris: there won't be much time. but as far as hail marys are concerned, i don't know anybody that can throw them better than that guy. >> al: we've seen them. last year, the double-hail mary in the arizona playoff game. so, they have to run one more
seconds off the clock. the minnesota vikings, you take the snap and run around with the ball. you have three seconds left on the clock. >> cris: i'm sure they'll let this run completely out here. >> al: fsure. >> cris: and will make a decision. >> al: sam bradford. the fu a the long term. teddy bridgewater has a full recovery from a bad knee injury, sustained three weeks ago. bradford, coming to the sideline. >> cris: he has to take the ball and throw it kind of -- >> al: do something with it. and the only thing that can kill him is some wacky, bad snap that gets picked up. >> referee: delay of game,
still fourth down. >> al: minnesota will at least have to snap it and do something with it. >> cris: if he puts a receiver to one side, and throws the ball, three seconds are going to go off. >> al: only thing that could hurt them is a terrible snap and a recovery and touchdown by green bay. >> al: bradford, will take all of the time off the clock. sends it to the heavens. and the minnesota vikings have beaten the green bay packers. >> cris: that's one of the most impressive things i've seen a football player do. what sam bradford did tonight was one of the most impressive things against a very good football team. of the pressure of opening a new stadium.
slow start, first two series. until he gathered it. went to the locker room to have his left hand x-rayed. and for a moment, looked like shaun hill would have to take the reins again. and next thing you know, sam bradford has led this team, right now, to a victory tonight and a record of 2-0. coming up, the volkswagen
welcome to the volkswagen passat postgame report. here, now, mike tirico. >> opening night, and the fans leave happy. the vikings beat the packers, 17-14. and a close memorable game in this long rivalry. the green bay packers will be thinking a l different things in this game. the field goal they didn't go for in the third quarter, when they were in easy field goal range. the five sacks. the multiple turnovers. aaron rodgers not handling the ball well. for the vikes, a tremendous story. sam bradford, 15 days ago, they trade for him. he comes in here. they open the new stadium. he gets a victory and a game ball. not just the one he's carrying there, but one that will be put
night football bus. but stefon diggs, 152 yards receiving. and trae waynes. and they are starting by, are michelle tafoya. >> how were you able to put things together so quickly? >> my teammates have been great. they've been behind me since day one, since i got here. everyone has offered advice. they're all willing to help. i didn't do it on my own. and those guys, none of it would have been possible. >> you took a lot of hits tonight. bruised your left hand. we watched it all. what was it like to be in the middle of it all? >> what is football? it's part of the game. you have to stand in there take the hits and deliver the strikes when your team needs them. >> an impressive performance, given all of that. and your first time in this building. they're opening this place up. it's your first start with a new team. what were the nerves like when you got here tonight?
it reminds me of last year, my first game in philadelphia. obviously, you always want to play well, your first time with a team. especially in front of the home fans. and our fans were great tonight. i mean this, is the loudest i've heard a place in a long time. big shoutout to our fans tonight. >> congratulations, a big win. let's go to stefon diggs, a big night for you, as well. and a touchdown catch. why were you and sam able to connect the way you did tonight. talk about preparation, being on the same page. we can communicate a lot in practice. and i tried to make plays for him. he throws great balls, as you can see. >> there was one moment you might not have done your job. you came out to defend a teammate. 15-yard penalty. what were you thinking? >> it was costly. that can't happen.
and i almost lost it in the game. i take full tonresponsibility. moving forward, it will never happen again. i saw my guy on the ground. i'm a passionate guy. and i hate to see my guys on the ground. i have to take full responsibility. it's my fault. >> it's a win. congratulations. >> thank you. i appreciate that. >> go to trae waynes. here he is. they picked on you a bit tonight. but you had the last word with that interception. how did that play unfold? a long ways to go, i wanted to, you know, ease out of my back foot. and get the deep ball. >> you came in here for xavier rhodes, a big responsibility. what were your nerves like coming into this game? >> just the fact we're facing a great offense, great quarterback, great receivers. you know, he did a great job of coaching me up throughout this weekend.
with a heated rival, the packers, and a big win. what does this mean to this team? >> it means a lot. the packers are a big game. the fact we can open up the stadium against them, means a lot to us. >> congratulations. >> michele, thank you. impressive performances from new and young vikings. let's bring in tony dungy from the studio. when you saw what bradford was able to do, you told me before the game, norv turner's offense is not what he was familiar with. not as much in his background. how impressive for you was what bradford did tonight? >> it was impressive, mike. i was there on friday and watched them practice. an i stopped in the offensive coach's office after practice. they were so excited about sam bradford getting to play. this is exactly what norv turner wants to do. people load up on the passing game. he wants to take advantage of it
deep ball beautifully. you have to look at the minnesota defendase, too. i thought it was a great win on both sides of the football. >> there is a composite here, they were looking at. with the defense, and bradford's ability to control the deep balls. we don't know how long peterson is going to be out, with the knee injury. they have gooden carolina, the giants on a monday night and houston. >> it's tough when you lose a weapon like atreen peterson. but norv turner will not change what they do. they will pound the football and defend the running game. now, sam bradford becomes more important. hitting the deep balls. controlling the flow with the offense until peterson gets back. i think they're going to be in good shape because of the energy that they feel around sam bradford.
turn it over to mike florio, profootballtalk.com. there will be conversations about the peterson injury. that's not the only injury we'll be talking about tomorrow. jimmy garoppolo, hurt for the patriots, who have a short week ahead. >> that's right, mike. an a.c. joint sprain. he was in tremendous pain after the game. that in and of itself, without the outcome of an mri. regardless of that, unlikely he will mri on thursday night. now, the patriots have a decision to make. who do they get to join brissette on that depth chart? there's not many available, especially guys with familiarity of the patriots system. and if you're going to do a trade for two weeks, a tough decision for the patriots and not much time. >> the third round pick from north carolina state. patriots play houston on thursday. meantime, in dallas next sunday night to watch the cowboys play the bears.
washington is 0-2. not the most hormones you locker room after the game for the redskins. >> already dysfunction in that locker room. griping and complaints about kirk cousins' lack of decisiveness, and lack of poise. it's still early. when the expectations were elevated by the contract for kirk cousins, guys want the ball. when they don't get it, they will be upset. and now, washington has to figure it out. cocc also on the roster. too early to think about a change. but not too early to think about the problems in the locker room. >> mike will start five-straight hours tomorrow morning on nbcsn, with "pro football talk live." followed by "the dan patrick show." vikings win, 17-14. al and cris, wrap it up after this. dad, you can just drop me off right here. oh no, i'll take you up to the front of the school. that's where your friends are.
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welcome back to the volkswagen passat postgame report. >> first and goal at the 1. handoff to elliott up the middle. pound, push, push, pound, touchdown. back to throw. runs to the goal line. it's a touchback. second and two at the 4. handoff, inside. comes back to washington and puts dallas on top. >> if you follow football, you know the story, tony romo gets middle of the year. they go with the rookie, dak prescott. i watched this whole game before coming over here. that's no rookie, dak prescott. i'm looking at this guy going -- he's thrown 75 passes without an interception. longest streak to begin a career without a pick in the history of the nfl. >> he does some of the same things that tony romo can do. saw it in the preseason. big deal, in the preseason. he's not going to carry over
ezekiel elliott, now, star running back. got the ball on the ground a couple of times out there. for dak prescott to get there to dez bryant. and dez bryant was talking about him in the preseason, how impressive he was. and showing up in the regular season. to the giants on opening day. and chicago bears losing to houston on opening day. they have the monday night game against philadelphia tomorrow. games that are early in the season, that are more important them. >> i think for the cowboys right now, there's a feeling of life after tony romo, which i'm not sure they were feeling that way coming into this season. and when that injury happened. >> life after teddy bridgewater in minnesota, is thanks to sam bradford. that is the story, as the minnesota vikings open their new stadium, with a 17-14 win over the green bay packers, as the