The Vikings opened up their stadium to enjoy a 43-degree day against the Packers

U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings, is an indoor venue aimed at keeping out Minneapolis’ frigid winters. However, the arena also has ways to connect with the great outdoors on warm days. Massive bay doors can be opened up to allow breezes to flood the stadium and provide a little taste of Minnesota’s nicest days on the field.

Roethlisberger said Tuesday on 93.7 The Fan that Bryant has not asked for a trade based on their talks together. On Sunday, however, ESPN confirmed a report by NFL Network that Bryant had requested a trade recently.

“There haven’t been any inklings of unhappiness,” Roethlisberger said during his weekly radio appearance.

Addressing the media Tuesday at the Steelers facility, Tomlin said he had no reaction to the storyline, which is a “nonissue to us.”

Tomlin was asked what Bryant has told him about his role in the offense. Tomlin said Bryant hasn’t detailed a desired role.

He was the league-leader in punt return yards and 10th in kick return yards. He was tied for the league lead with two kick or punt return touchdowns. His 143 punt return yards in week 2 was his 2nd most ever. His 219 kick return yards in week 4 was his 2nd most ever.

He was also, allegedly, a wide receiver. After playing corner his rookie year, Hester switched to offense over the summer. But to that point, he’d had one pass thrown his way, without a catch.

This year the turnover ratio is 0 through four games — and that includes unforced errors by backup quarterbacks — and the secondary has produced six interceptions.falcons_027

When is Super Bowl 2018? Date, location, odds for Super Bowl 52

It’s never too early to start planning for the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl 52, set to be played Sunday, Feb. 4 2018, will take place in a dome just like Super Bowl 51 did … but much further north, where the weather outside the venue won’t be as inviting.

Super Bowl 52 will be played in Minneapolis at U.S. Bank Stadium, which will have just finished hosting its second Minnesota Vikings season after being built in time for the 2016 NFL season.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced in May of 2014 that Minnesota and its new stadium would host the Super Bowl in 2018. The stadium seats 66,200 but can be expanded to fit up to 70,000 people.

The receiver was taken to the locker room and was first ruled questionable to return but was downgraded to out before the end of the first quarter.

Brady was 16-for-36 for 267 yards, with no touchdowns and no interceptions against the Chiefs; shortly after the Patriots were outscored 21-0 in the fourth quarter, he said the team’s turnaround needs to start with attitude and competitiveness. Players were off on Saturday and Sunday, which gave them extra time to think about it.

“It kind of sits with us a little bit longer, but maybe it’s good to sit with us longer and continue for us to evaluate and nitpick and so forth. So it’s probably a couple of extra days in weeks like this as opposed to a normal seven-day week,” he said on WEEI.

The Patriots visit the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. With the Saints visiting the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night (ESPN, 7:10 ET), Brady said he planned to watch the game closely.

From a big-picture perspective, he said, “I wish we were 1-0, but we’re not. We have to do something about it. It’s part of the challenge of the football season, Mental toughness is a real thing. … It’s understanding how competitive all these games are. There’s no easy game. Every team is going to bring it, certainly against us.”images