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EAGAN, Minn.—Philadelphia is known for its hostile fans. That's fine with Vikings running back Latavius Murray. The Vikings play Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. Never mind that their last trip there, a 38-7 loss to the Eagles in last January's NFC championship game, didn't go well. "I love it," Murray said Monday. "I don't want to say I love playing away more than home, but to me there's no better feeling than everybody's against you and cheering against you and wanting to see you fail."
MINNEAPOLIS — When the NFL's 2018 schedule was released, it hardly looked ideal that the Vikings would play a road game in Los Angeles during a short week. Now, it might not be all that bad. After Sunday's stunning 27-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills at U.S. Bank Stadium, several Minnesota players said they're glad the next game is Thursday against the Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
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.