EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—Three familiar faces from the Vikings and a new guy are heading to the Pro Bowl. Defensive end Everson Griffen and linebacker Anthony Barr were named Tuesday night to the game for the third consecutive season and cornerback Xavier Rhodes for the second straight year. Making his first appearance will be wide receiver Adam Thielen.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—The brother of Vikings general manager Rick Spielman is the Fox analyst for Sunday's game, but that doesn't mean he has any inside information on Sam Bradford. "He's not going to tell me anything," former NFL linebacker Chris Spielman said of the quarterback's availability on Thursday. At least Vikings coach Mike Zimmer revealed a little. Zimmer said Bradford, who sat out last week's 26-9 loss at Pittsburgh with a left knee injury, was doing "better" and has a chance to play on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at U.S. Bank Stadium.