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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Rod Brind Amour Jersey . -- The losses keep coming and the pressure is growing for the Minnesota Vikings.You can see it on kicker Blair Walsh, who missed his fourth extra point of the season in a 26-20 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday.You can see it in the desperate defense, the unit that carried the Vikings to a 5-0 start on the strength of dynamic playmaking, a relentless pass rush and a group that turned turnovers into touchdowns.And you can see it in a decimated offensive line that lost its fourth tackle of the season when Jake Long tore his Achilles tendon against the Redskins, leaving them with few options going forward.This team is used to winning. So, they dont like it, Zimmer said of his teams four-game losing skid. Theyre frustrated by it. Im frustrated by it, but the bottom line is we need to win football games. The best way to do that is do what we normally do, prepare, win the crucial situations of the game, study, work hard in practice, play hard in the games and execute.Finding answers to what ails the Vikings does not figure to be easy.Zimmer again was noncommittal on Walshs future with the team. The Vikings brought six kickers in last week to work out, but ultimately decided to stick with the incumbent. But he leads the league in missed extra points and the issues appear to have rattled him. Walsh was at team headquarters on Monday working out, but Zimmer said he planned to speak to GM Rick Spielman later in the day about it.Were going to see what all the options are, Zimmer said. Were going to see what the options are at tackle. Were going to see what the options are at kicker, and then make a determination and go.Long joined Matt Kalil, Andre Smith and Phil Loadholt as offensive tackles to suffer season-ending injuries. Left guard Alex Boone talked about making the move to left tackle to try to fill in the gap, but Zimmer declined to discuss that specific option on Monday.To make matters worse, the defense has not been the elite unit that it was at the start of the season. Opponents are getting rid of the ball quicker to neutralize the pass rush, injuries to Captain Munnerlyn and Eric Kendricks have weakened them and a group that did not allow more than 16 points in a game during the 5-0 start has given up 89 points in the last four weeks.Were trying to press, trying to make these plays, cornerback Terence Newman said. Were not just letting them come to us. Were not technically sound. Were kind of guessing here and there and its not helping us.Munnerlyn missed the Redskins game with a sprained ankle. He said Monday that he is hopeful he will return on Sunday at home against Arizona, but it was too early to tell. Even watching on his television at home, he said he could see his defensive teammates trying too hard to make big plays to swing the momentum.The fires been lit, to be honest with you, Munnerlyn said. We just dont know how to put the fire out right now. ... Weve got to put this fire out and start back winning football games around here.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Klas Dahlbeck Jersey .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. Scott Darling Jersey . LOUIS -- Heading into the final stretch of the season, the issues for the Chicago Bears banged-up defence only seem to be getting worse. http:///...n-hurricanes-jersey/ . -- Jacksonville wide receiver Cecil Shorts will likely be a game-time decision whether hell play Sunday in the Jaguars home game against the San Diego Chargers. Goaltending competitions are front and center as World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament camps open around the world from St. Petersburg, Russia, to Columbus, Ohio.The United States, Canada and Team Europe are among the teams that could have goaltending drama linger through the start of the World Cup on Sept. 17. The U.S. could turn to a two-time Stanley Cup winner with Olympic experience in the Los Angeles Kings Jonathan Quick, or opt for either Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning or Cory Schneider of the New Jersey Devils.Canada has a similar embarrassment of riches. There is reason to wonder about Sochi Olympics star Carey Price, who hasnt played a game since November because of a knee injury and is the biggest key to Canadas success.Hes 100 percent, skating, facing pucks, shaking off the rust and hes excited and ready to go, Canadian general manager Doug Armstrong said of Price, who practiced Monday in Ottawa.If Price isnt back to his all-world self, reigning Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals figures to be the next goalie up, then two-time Cup winner Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks. Holtby endorsed Price as the starter if the Montreal Canadiens 2015 MVP is healthy, but games Friday and Saturday against the U.S. are worth watching.Were playing back to back right away in exhibition, so we wouldnt play a goalie back to back in exhibition for sure, coach Mike Babcock said. So theres going to be opportunities for more than one goaltender.There will be an opportunity in goal for Europes camp in Quebec City and Montreal after Frederik Andersen was injured in Olympic qualifying for Denmark over the weekend. Andersen will miss three to four weeks with an upper-body injury, meaning New York Islanders goalies Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss will compete to start for the team thats a mix of players from Slovakia, Germany, Denmark, Slovenia, Switzerland, France, Austria and Norway.Team North America, a combination of Americans and Canadians age 23 and under, has a pretty clear-cut goalie picture at the start of camp. A year ago John Gibson of the Anaheim Ducks looked like the no-doubt starter, and then Matt Murray won the Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins.I would think going in its going to be Matt first, North American GM Peter Chiarelli said. Just based on his body of work, what hes done, you cant ignore that. Hes thhe lead dog right now, I would think, based on my discussions (with coaches) and I think its fairly obvious. Carolina Hurricanes Gear. Finland cant go wrong with Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins or Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators, and Russia has two strong choices in Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche.The Czech Republic has a three-way competition between Michal Neuvirth of the Philadelphia Flyers, Petr Mrazek of the Detroit Red Wings and Ondrej Pavelec of the Winnipeg Jets, while Sweden will go with Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in the easiest decision of the World Cup. Lundqvist recently took a puck to the ribs in practice but should be able to play through it.Here are five other questions to answer in the lead-up to the World Cup:HOW CRISP: Its September and over 150 of the best players in the world are being asked to play big-time games right off the bat. Im anxious to see how crisp it is, U.S. defenseman Matt Niskanen said. Not only are you playing with different teammates and potentially a different system or whatever, theres going to be a little hesitation in that regard, probably, in the exhibition games.WHOS HURT: With 12 injury replacements already, several teams are short-handed and digging into their reserves. If more players are hurt in camp or during exhibition games, it could be harder to convince others to jump right in without the weeks of preparation.CAMP TORTORELLA: Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella gets to run camp on his home ice in Columbus and could bring his brand of shot-blocking, defensive-minded hockey to the U.S. team. How Hart Trophy winner Patrick Kane, Zach Parise and other top skill guys fit into that system will be fascinating.NORTH BY NORTH YOUNG: Team North America has 18-year-old Auston Matthews and 19-year-old Connor McDavid among its absurd group of No. 1 picks. They could be two of the best players in the tournament, and McDavid could even be captain.EUROPEAN CHEMISTRY: Blending together players from eight different countries is the most difficult job for Team Europe coach Ralph Krueger. Letting Kings star Anze Kopitar take over isnt a bad strategy.---Follow Stephen Whyno on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SWhyno . Wholesale Jerseys From ChinaChina Jerseys WholesaleWholesale NFL Autographed JerseysNFL Jerseys WholesaleNFL Jerseys From ChinaWholesale NFL Autographed JerseysNike NFL Jerseys ChinaChina NFL HoodiesCheap NFL GearDiscount NFL JerseysCheap Stitched JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys ThrowbackWholesale Jerseys From ChinaDiscount NFL JerseysJerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '