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16 Matt Cassel QB

Minnesota Vikings

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Matt Cassel named Week 1 starter
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Vikings players were informed Monday morning that Matt Cassel will start at quarterback in the season opener at St. Louis, reports Fox Sports. Cassel put together a solid preseason to hold off rookie Teddy Bridgewater.

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Mike Zimmer not ready to name Matt Cassel his starter
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was asked following Saturday night's game in Kansas City if he was ready to name a starting quarterback, and Zimmer said, "No." But Zimmer praised Matt Cassel, who hit 9 of 17 throws for 152 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Minnesota is fully expected to name Cassel the starter over rookie Teddy Bridgewater. Cassel played into the third quarter Saturday.

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Matt Cassel throws 53-yard TD in third preseason game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel appeared to be in control of the offense early on during Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs.

Cassel got the party started with a 53-yard touchdown strike to Cordarrelle Patterson in the opening quarter. However, he took a step back in the second quarter and was intercepted by Ron Parker. He compiled 152 yards through the air while completing 9 of 17 passes. He added a touchdown, an interception and was sacked three times.

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Matt Cassel to start again Saturday
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel will make his third straight preseason start Saturday at Kansas City, coach Mike Zimmer told reporters. The paper said it would be "extremely surprising" if Cassel doesn't start the regular-season opener Sept. 7 at St. Louis.

Cassel, who's competing with rookie Teddy Bridgewater, hit 12 of 16 throws for 153 yards and a touchdown and added 30 rushing yards in last Saturday's win over Arizona.

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Matt Cassel hooks up on long TD pass vs. Cardinals
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel went 12 of 16 for 153 passing yards and one touchdown while also adding 30 rushing yards on three carries in his team's 30-28 preseason win over the Cardinals Saturday.

Cassel foreshadowed the touchdown on the first offensive play, connecting with tight end Kyle Rudolph on a 17-yard pass. Two drives later, he hit Rudolph down the deep let side for a 51-yard touchdown. Cassel put his team in field-goal position in three of his other four drives, with the kicker nailing two of his chances. Cassel seems like a good bet to open the season as the starter, despite rookie Teddy Bridgewater's late-game heroics in Saturday's win.

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Schedule
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2005New England Patriots20241354.21837.6336211/13089.4
2006New England Patriots608562.5324.0010003/150070.8
2007New England Patriots607457.1385.4321010/01032.7
2008New England Patriots161551632763.436937.1676211147/21937689.4
2009Kansas City Chiefs151549327155.029245.9361161642/24337869.9
2010Kansas City Chiefs151545026258.231166.927527726/18240493.0
2011Kansas City Chiefs9926916059.517136.375210922/12021576.6
2012Kansas City Chiefs9827716158.117966.484661219/10124166.7
2013Minnesota Vikings9625415360.218077.117911916/8526581.6
TOTAL87682298135659.0153026.66799366176/9661892980.5
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2005New England Patriots206122.09002
2006New England Patriots60242.05001
2007New England Patriots604123.015101
2008New England Patriots1615732703.7192023
2009Kansas City Chiefs1515501893.813006
2010Kansas City Chiefs1515331253.823015
2011Kansas City Chiefs9925994.011005
2012Kansas City Chiefs98271455.4211112
2013Minnesota Vikings9618573.213103
TOTAL87682389133.8235258
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2005New England Patriots2000---00000
2006New England Patriots6000---00000
2007New England Patriots6000---00000
2008New England Patriots161500---00000
2009Kansas City Chiefs151500---00000
2010Kansas City Chiefs151500---00000
2011Kansas City Chiefs991-4-4.0-40000
2012Kansas City Chiefs9800---00000
2013Minnesota Vikings9600---00000
TOTAL87681-4-4.0-40000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2005New England Patriots200.000000.0000
2006New England Patriots600.000000.0000
2007New England Patriots600.000000.0000
2008New England Patriots1622.000000.0000
2009Kansas City Chiefs1544.000000.0000
2010Kansas City Chiefs1500.000000.0000
2011Kansas City Chiefs900.000000.0000
2012Kansas City Chiefs911.000000.0000
2013Minnesota Vikings911.000000.0000
TOTAL8788.000000.0000
Punting
YearTeamGNo.YdsLgAvgBlkI20TBDownedNoRet YdsTDNet Avg
2005New England Patriots2000---0000000---
2006New England Patriots6000---0000000---
2007New England Patriots6000---0000000---
2008New England Patriots161575757.0010100057.0
2009Kansas City Chiefs15000---0000000---
2010Kansas City Chiefs15000---0000000---
2011Kansas City Chiefs9000---0000000---
2012Kansas City Chiefs9000---0000000---
2013Minnesota Vikings9000---0000000---
TOTAL871575757.0010100057.0
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2005New England Patriots220010010
2006New England Patriots611000000
2007New England Patriots610010010
2008New England Patriots1674020020
2009Kansas City Chiefs15143040040
2010Kansas City Chiefs1531000000
2011Kansas City Chiefs952000000
2012Kansas City Chiefs997010010
2013Minnesota Vikings931010010
TOTAL87451901000100
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/228
Birthdate:
5/17/1982
Age:
32
Hometown:
Northridge, CA, USA
School:
USC
NFL Experience:
10
Awards:
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