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Bridgewater believes he will play this season (1:03)
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FPI: Vikings hold major edge over Ravens

In a battle of the only two teams in the league who wear purple, ESPN's FPI leans heavily toward the home team, giving the Vikings a 3-1 advantage. Only one Week 7 matchup is more lopsided.

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Bridgewater believes he will play this season

Teddy Bridgewater says he believes he'll play for the Minnesota Vikings this season, after returning to practice for the first time in almost 14 months.

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McKinnon answering the bell with Cook out

Jerick McKinnon figured to get more touches after Dalvin Cook's season-ending injury, but who knew he would be so effective? With greater volume, McKinnon has proven to be far more efficient than he was in a small role through four weeks.

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Stefon Diggs unsure about whether he'll play vs. Ravens, says his status "is kind of in the air right now." He's still nursing a groin injury he sustained in Chicago and missed a fourth straight practice on Wednesday. His hope today is to do more than he did yesterday and while he says his body feels good, the decision to keep him sidelined is "bigger than me."

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Woody, Herm love how Vikings defense gets after people (0:48)
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Bridgewater practices for first time since injury (0:20)

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Only saw Teddy Bridgewater throw the ball once in practice earlier. That likely will increase during the non-media portion. Here he is going through first part of practice with Case Keenum.

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Here's back. Teddy Bridgewater goes through practice for the first time since Aug. 30, 2016. Only Bridgewater, Case Keenum and Kyle Sloter today. No Sam Bradford for a fourth straight practice.

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What does Mike Zimmer need to see out of Teddy Bridgewater in practice to determine if he can play this season? Movement, being able to protect himself and avoiding defenders that break free are all at the top of Zimmer's list. The coach says he is able see some of those things in practice despite it not being at game speed. The key as the Vikings ease Bridgewater back in will be seeing how the quarterback reacts to scenarios of where the environment is not as controlled as what he's been used to over the last 14 months.

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Vikings not expected to rush Bridgewater (0:48)
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Power Rankings: Minnesota makes a move

It's hard to have a better week than the one the Vikings had, as they moved into pole position for the NFC North in one fell swoop.

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FPI: Cards read 'Skol' for NFC North crown

Thanks to a defense that leads the league in lowest third-down conversion rate allowed (25 percent), the Vikings are currently an overwhelming favorite to win the NFC North, and hold the NFL's sixth-best chances of winning the Super Bowl.

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McKinnon embracing new role (2:17)
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Is Minnesota the NFC North favorite? (1:30)
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How Rodgers' injury changes NFC North race

By FPI's measure, the Packers' playoff hopes are cut by more than half with Aaron Rodgers' absence. The Vikings are the primary beneficiary, while the Lions' chances nearly doubled.

Team Stats

Passing Yards238.812th
Rushing Yards117.212th
Points For20.319th
Points Against17.25th

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