Here’s all you need to know about the 2017 Vikings: In three preseason games, the first-team offense has mustered exactly three points in 12 possessions.


Before the start of the football season, Cary Williams, a veteran cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles, reminded the sports world about a scandal the NFL would prefer people forget.

By comparison, their opponents on Sunday night, the 49ers — an outfit that won two games last season — scored 14 points in their first two possessions, thanks to some precision quarterbacking from offseason addition Brian Hoyer (see below).

Part of the problem Sunday was that Minnesota’s offensive line struggled to protect quarterback Sam Bradford, who was sacked three times in the first three drives. Last year, Bradford played with eight different combinations on the offensive line and finding cohesion Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China with that group remains a priority.

“It’s been good,” Bradford told NBC Sports’ Michelle Tafoya in the third quarter. “Obviously we’re still rotating some guys in there, trying to figure out exactly who’s going to be out there when we start the season but I’m happy with how those guys have played. We’ll see how it shakes out.”

Pederson, who played for Reid in Green Bay and was his offensive coordinator in Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike Kansas City from 2013-15 before being hired by the Eagles, said he knows Reid “wants to kick my tail and I want to kick his.”

The Dolphins and Buccaneers will play their respective season openers in Week 2 because both had their games postponed last week because of the damage from Hurricane Irma.

The Dolphins play at the L.A. Chargers and the Buccaneers host the Bears, whose starting quarterback is Mike Glennon, who played for Tampa Bay his first three seasons.

Football is plenty dangerous when played legally and correctly. It doesn’t need players who consistently play outside the rules. This is not the NFL of the 1970s. It is not even the NFL of five or 10 years ago. Much more is known now about the risks involved. Players need to understand that and change how they play.

Some still aren’t getting the message.

The East was highlighted by Jones’ 24 points and nine rebounds along with Atlanta’s Clarendon


“That’s just Maya,” said Coach Reeve. “She only knows one way, whether it’s an All-Star Game or whether it’s Game 5 of The Finals. That’s what makes her really, really special.”

Another standout for the West was Nneka Ogwumike, who posted 22 points and seven rebounds. Well-acquainted with all-star appearances, Taurasi finished the day with 12 points.

The East was highlighted by Jones’ 24 points and nine rebounds along with Atlanta’s Clarendon, who put the basketball world on notice that there is a wave of capable young guards ready to take over when the likes of Bird and Lindsay Whalen decide to hang it up. Clarendon had 14 points, and her 10 assists mark the most ever dishes in an all-star debut.

Irving eventually decided to agree to the max extension Cheap NCAA Jerseys Cleveland offered. At the time, it looked like he would be the face of the franchise for the duration of his contract.

Things changed when James made the decision to go back to Cleveland. James announced his intentions to sign with the Cavs on July 11. Suddenly, Irving was reduced to a sidekick.

Irving reportedly wasn’t happy in Cleveland while playing under his rookie contract. When he signed the extension, he was led to believe the Cavs were building around Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike him. That promise never was fulfilled because James came aboard.

The most attractive centers available are inherently less attractive because of how the game is played. Noel can’t shoot, pass, or really score. He’s an ace defender and rim protector, but he’s a totally lopsided player. Gasol, meanwhile, can pass and score, but he is an entirely inflexible and doomed defender at this point in his career.

As the league moves closer and closer to positionless basketball, teams are opting for smaller big men who may not be able to block shots like Noel or post up like Gasol but who can offer just a bit more flexibility on the court.