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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- ?? The Minnesota Vikings have dug about as deep as they can into their roster to maintain the offensive line, after allocating plenty of offseason resources to the position on which their Super Bowl hope could hinge.Two weeks ago, they even took a flier on an injury-waylaid veteran. Pressed up against the salary cap and hesitant to part with young players or more high draft picks after the steep price of acquiring quarterback Sam Bradford, they likely wont be able to make a deal for another blocker before the trade deadline next week.This group, then, is what the Vikings must work with in order to preserve Bradfords health, let alone give him time to throw, and keep up a championship chase.I think its just playing better with what you have. I mean, what are you going to do? Theres not much you can do. Its not like youre going to go down to Carls Jr. and find somebody, said left guard Alex Boone, perhaps unaware that the fast-food chain doesnt have any locations close to Minnesota, where he is in his first season after signing as a free agent from San Francisco.Bradford was sacked six times, losing fumbles on two of them , and intercepted once under pressure during a rough performance at Philadelphia that stuck the Vikings (5-1) with their first defeat and prompted coach Mike Zimmer to describe the lines play as soft.Jake Long, the former first overall pick in the 2008 draft who was picked up for depth the week before, was beaten for both strip sacks in limited time spelling T.J. Clemmings at left tackle. Right tackle Jeremiah Sirles had trouble, too, with the fierce outside rush the Eagles applied, using safety blitzes, wide-aligned outside linebackers or interior linemen on stunts.If Sam is getting hit, if Sam doesnt feel comfortable back there, its our fault, Sirles said. Its not one guys fault. Its five guys fault. But we all took our turn.The blame for the problematic pressure transcended the front five, though. Running back Matt Asiata whiffed on a couple of attempts to pick up a blitzing defender. Bradford wasnt his usual sharp self in the pocket, playing against his former team in a difficult environment for the visitors. The receivers, collectively, didnt run routes as crisply as they had in the first five games.The mistakes that we made on Sunday, theyre all fixable, Bradford said. A lot of them were just mental mistakes. Theyre things that we have done correctly the previous five weeks and just failed to execute or failed to do them correctly.Sometimes, linemen are just outrushed, or running backs are overpowered, either due to poor technique or an unfavorable matchup. Many times, though, an offense can prevent a sack or a hit or a pressure with better recognition of the rush and communication about how to handle it. The Eagles brought well-timed and well-disguised blitzes, and more than once had a free rusher in Bradfords face.Theres so much that goes into protection, right guard Brandon Fusco said. You cant always point to the offensive line, you know?When the Vikings play Monday at Chicago, theyll be tasked with fending off some viable outside linebackers in Leonard Floyd, Pernell McPhee and Willie Young. That means Clemmings and Sirles, and Long if he continues to rotate in for one or both of them, will need to be on their game.When they put me in there, Ive got to earn that trust and play better, Long said.The Vikings didnt draft an offensive lineman until the fourth round, when they took guard Willie Beavers. He was released before the start of the regular season, before being added to the practice squad and elevated to the active roster after the injuries piled up.They spent money, though, by signing Boone and right tackle Andre Smith. With Smith and left tackle Matt Kalil on injured reserve and another starter from last year, Mike Harris, out indefinitely with an illness, the Vikings have the third-highest allocation of their salary-cap figure to the offensive line in the league.Youre a professional, Boone said. Youre expected to do it.---Online:AP NFL website: and AP NFL coverage on Twitter: Youth Golden Knights Jerseys . It was just business as usual for the Thunder at home. Durant scored 32 points and the Thunder beat the Bulls 107-95 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win. Jonathan Marchessault Jersey . Team physician Dr. Steve Traina performed the surgery Friday. Robinson was injured in a spill underneath the Nuggets basket during the first quarter of Wednesday nights loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. . -- Bobby Ryan helped the U. Brayden McNabb Jersey . -- The boos poured down on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots at the end of a horrible first half. Cheap Hockey Golden Knights Jerseys . The Hall of Fame defenceman told Landsberg that he believes fighting still has a place in todays game, but thinks staged fighting needs be outlawed. WASHINGTON -- The Los Angeles Dodgers injury woes continue to mount, with Yasiel Puig the latest to become hobbled, hurt during Thursdays game against the Washington Nationals.Puig was removed in the seventh inning after running down the first-base line on a ground ball. He started favoring his right leg even before reaching the bag and was diagnosed with right hamstring tightness.The Dodgers have already put 22 different players on the disabled list this season, tied for the most DL activity for a National League team in a single season over the past 30 years. Over two months remain on the schedule. The Dodgers are still trying to determine the severity of Puigs llatest hamstring injury.ddddddddddddI think history says its his left hamstring thats given him problems, but this is his right, manager Dave Roberts said. I dont know the degree at this point.Puig spent two different stints on the disabled list last year for a hamstring issue on each leg. He missed 17 days this past June with a strained left hamstring.During the just-completed series against the Nationals, right-handed reliever Chris Hatcher,?with an oblique strain, became the latest Dodgers player to find his way to the disabled list. Jerseys NFL Cheap Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap ' ' '

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