ESPN’s Adam Schefter said on Sunday that NFL general managers across the league are expecting the Vikings to let Sam Bradford walk in free agency and place the franchise tag on Keenum, which could come with a price tag of $22 million-plus next offseason.

I wasn’t mad at him for what he said, Ramsey said this week during a chat in front of his locker. I would want another shot at us too. It’s not like it’s bulletin-board material that he wants to play us. I get it. His reputation is that he isn’t the player he was when we played him. Of course he wants to show that.

That day, Roethlisberger was picked off five times as the Jaguars won 30-9 at Heinz Field, prompting the star quarterback to question himself in the moments after the game. Roethlisberger would back off those comments later that week, but he made it clear last week that he wanted a chance at redemption.

And if you’re looking to exorcise a lifetime’s worth of demons — from four lost Super Bowls to Gary Anderson’s wide left to Brett Favre’s interception to Blair Walsh’s chunked field goal — a hopeless situation like seems a fine place to start.

The Vikings had played a near-flawless first half against the New Orleans Saints in Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff game, smothering the Saints on defense, forcing future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees into two interceptions, and methodically marching down the field with this diverse and balanced offense.

Even with 12 stitches in his hand, Brady was still able to lead the Patriots to a comeback win over the Jaguars on Sunday. Thanks to the 24-20 victory, Brady is now headed to the Super Bowl for the eighth time in his career.

The good news for Patriots fans is that Brady should be close to 100 percent by the time Super Bowl LII rolls around. The biggest thing for Brady is getting the stitches removed, and that’s supposed to happen at some point over the next few days. sabres_001