Sam Bradford out vs. Steelers due to knee injury, Case Keenum to start for Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings were cautiously optimistic about Sam Bradford’s availability heading into their Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, the quarterback ended up not being ready to go. Bradford suffered a knee injury last week, so backup Case Keenum will get the start instead.

What happened? Bradford received an MRI on his left knee on Tuesday, one day after Minnesota defeated the New Orleans Saints. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the 29-year-old quarterback went through an MRI because he experienced swelling and pain in his left knee after the game. Bradford had ACL surgery on his left knee in 2013 and 2014 when he was with the Rams.

There’s a good chance the Browns don’t hear the end of this one, either. The Indians open up a four-game series against the Royals starting on Thursday. The last time the two teams faced off in a series was at the beginning of the Indians’ win streak, where they shut them out over three games, 20-0.

That means by Sunday, if the Indians were to miraculously sweep the Royals in four games, they would be up to 25. If the Browns can beat the Ravens Sunday on the road, they’d be up to just 22 wins since Oct. 24, 2011.

Sunday was an absolutely dreadful performance. Dak played one of his worst games of his young NFL career. Ezekiel Elliott failed to record ten yards. The offensive line was bullied by the Broncos’ front-seven. The defense was embarrassed. It was a total team effort — or lack thereof — in the Mile High city. That isn’t even factoring in the affects of the high altitude or Denver’s incredible home-field advantage. Nonetheless, excuses aside, the Dallas Cowboys were humiliated on Sunday.

As the quarterback of America’s Team, Dak faces more pressure than almost anybody in the sport. That said, there seems to be a large amount of people questioning whether or not Dak Prescott can bounce back from Sunday’s poor and week one’s average performances.saints_011-223x223