MADISON, Wis. (AP) No. 18 Wisconsin heads into an early bye week on a positive note after finding success through the air. Tanner McEvoy had a confidence-building outing after throwing for three touchdowns and running for another score Saturday against lower-division Western Illinois.
ST. LOUIS (AP) Wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson ran for 102 yards on three carries with a 67-yard scoring run off a simple pitchout and the Minnesota Vikings shut down the St. Louis Rams 34-6 on Sunday, opening impressively under new coach Mike Zimmer.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers placed center/guard JC Tretter on injured reserve-designated for return Wednesday and signed center Garth Gerhart from the practice squad.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Mike Zimmer quietly put together an impressive preseason as the new head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.