Vikings Post Game Notes

News and notes from week-three of the NFL season.

-- RBs Michael Bennett and Doug Chapman are on coach Mike Tice's bad side. Tice didn't let them travel to Detroit because he felt they lacked concentration at Friday's practice. Neither player would have played Sunday. Bennett is out until at least November because of a fractured foot, and Chapman is still recovering from a high-ankle sprain and sore Achilles' tendon. Bennett watched practice Friday from a cart. Chapman stood next to him after leaving practice early because his ankle started to bother him.
   -- QB Daunte Culpepper suffered a lower back contusion in the second quarter on his second touchdown rush of the day. He didn't return and was scheduled to have an MRI Sunday night.
   -- DL Billy Lyon strained his left calf in the first half and did not return. He is day-to-day.
   -- LB Nick Rogers suffered a right hip contusion. He is day-to-day.
   -- WR Randy Moss played despite serious back spasms. He'll be evaluated today.
   -- RB Doug Chapman missed his second consecutive game because of a high-ankle sprain and a sore Achilles' tendon. He remains day-to-day.
   -- WR D'Wayne Bates bruised his foot against Chicago last week and did not play against the Lions. He will be evaluated Monday.
   -- CB Brian Williams kept his job as a starter, even though the more experienced Ken Irvin is back to 100 percent from a dislocated big toe. Williams has made great strides from last season and is one of the surest tacklers on the team. Irvin continues to play as the nickel back.
   -- FS Brian Russell had his third interception in three weeks. He dropped deep into zone coverage and then came up to take a pass from Lions WR Az-Zahir Hakim at the Vikings' goal line. That set up a 98-yard touchdown drive.
   -- WR Kelly Campbell got his third career start because D'Wayne Bates was out with a bruised foot. Campbell dropped three passes, but made up for it by beating backup CB Otis Smith for a 72-yard touchdown reception that gave the Vikings a 23-13 lead in the third quarter.

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