Brian Murphy has been on the Pioneer Press sports staff since 2000, migrating from the Detroit Free Press, where he covered police, courts and sports for four years. Murphy was the Minnesota Wild/NHL beat writer from 2002 to 2008 and has covered the Vikings as a reporter and columnist since 2009....
Two games is such a limited sample size it is safe to brand the Vikings’ 2017 defensive performance as tolerable if not opportunistic. They have not forced any turnovers but have been stout on third down and against the run. They were picked on but not picked apart by Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger in Sunday’s 26-9 loss, stung more by penalties than devastating plays.
PITTSBURGH — Vikings coach Mike Zimmer brought a bottle of water to his petulant postgame news conference Sunday but what he really needed was a nice, warm cup of cocoa, something to soothe him after having to answer all those nettlesome questions about Sam Bradford. When it comes to the Vikings’ most important player and when he might appear back on the field, it seems nobody is entitled to answers.
PITTSBURGH — Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes might have won his personal battle against hometown mate Antonio Brown but the Steelers wide receiver won the game. Brown was targeted 11 times but only caught five passes for 65 yards. Rhodes shadowed him most of the game before a hip injury forced him to the sideline for a fourth-quarter series. Brown, 29, is a 2006 graduate of Miami Norland High School while Rhodes, 27, graduated from there three years later.
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Selecting a term
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