Russell Wilson is third rookie QB Vikings have faced this seasonMinnesota Sports
-- Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison says Seattle rookie quarterback Russell Wilson is another tough opponent this weekend.
(Eden Prairie, MN) -- Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison says Seattle rookie quarterback Russell Wilson is another tough opponent this weekend.
Wilson will be the third rookie signal caller the Vikings have faced this season. The first two have won games against the Vikes. Andrew Luck of Indianapolis led the Colts to a Week Two win over Minnesota, while Robert Griffin III of Washington pushed the Redskins to a win over the Vikings earlier this month. Robison says Wilson is a combination of both guys, meaning he can run and throw.
Kickoff in Seattle on Sunday is set for 3:05 p.m., Minnesota time.
The Vikings made a pair of minor roster moves yesterday. The team signed guard Tyler Holmes to the practice squad and waived defensive end Ernest Owusu from the practice squad. The Vikings have today off. They will return to practice tomorrow to prepare for Sunday's game in Seattle.
The Seahawks are recovering from Sunday's loss at Detroit. Seattle will be back on the practice field tomorrow in preparation for Sunday's home game against the Vikings. The Seahawks are 4-4 and sit two games back of the division-leading San Francisco 49ers.
San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith was efficient and the 49ers defense stifling as San Francisco pounded the Arizona Cardinals 24-3 last night in Monday Night Football. Smith finished 18-of-19 for 232 yards with three touchdowns. Michael Crabtree caught five passes for 72 yards and two scores while Randy Moss hauled in a 47-yard TD for the Niners. Frank Gore ran for 55 yards on 16 carries and Kendall Hunter added 43 yards on the ground as San Francisco heads into its bye at 6-2 on the year.
The NFL is pushing today's trade deadline back 48 hours due to the major storm on the east coast. The league announced yesterday that the trade deadline has been moved from 3 p.m. today until 3 p.m. on Thursday. The league office in New York City is closed due to the storm.