Shiancoe accusing certain Viking teammates of tanking near end of Saints gameMinnesota Sports
-- Minnesota Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe says he thinks a small number of his teammates finished Sunday's 42-20 loss against the Saints by not trying as hard as they could.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe says he thinks a small number of his teammates finished Sunday's 42-20 loss against the Saints by not trying as hard as they could.
Shiancoe made his comments to reporters yesterday, saying it was a "small number" of guys and that almost everyone in the locker room played hard to the end. He added that they will play hard in the season's final two games, as well. He said the team was full of "professionals" and that they'd try to win both games.
Minnesota is at Washington on Saturday. The players have the day off today.
The Redskins plan to give cornerback Josh Wilson a concussion test today. The veteran took a blow to the head in Sunday's win over the Giants, and head coach Mike Shanahan said he was "a little woozy, a little dizzy." He missed the rest of the game following the hit. Running back Roy Helu was also bothered by ailments to his toe and knee, which limited him in the game. After netting more than 100 yards rushing the previous three games, Helu was held to just 53 against New York. The Redskins host Minnesota on Saturday.
Monday night's NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers was delayed twice by power outages at Candlestick Park. The start of the game was delayed after a transformer exploded outside the stadium. Candlestick Park went completely dark, but the lights appeared to be functioning normally at kick-off. The lights went out again with 12:13 left in the second quarter, but play resumed after a 16-minute delay. The 49ers went on to win the game 20-3.