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Megatron, Stafford, Favre probable for Sunday

Though it’s likely that Sunday’s game between the Lions and the Vikings will result in a runaway win for the home team, two key members of the visiting squad will again be available.

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson and quarterback Matthew Stafford are both probable with knee injuries. 

Johnson missed two games before returning last week in a 32-20 loss to the Seahawks.  But he caught only two passes for 27 yards and, on the season, Megatron has managed only 24 receptions for 352 yards and one touchdown.

Stafford was showing some promise before suffering a knee injury in Week Four.  After missing two games due to a kneecap subluxation, Stafford’s passer rating in two starts has been south of 50.

Linebacker Ernie Sims is out for the Lions with a hamstring injury.  Linebacker Jordon Dizon (neck), linebacker Larry Foote (knee), and defensive end Dewayne White (toe)
are questionable. 

Other Lions who are probable for Sunday’s game include defensive tackle Joe Cohen (ankle), running back Jerome Felton (ankle), defensive tackle
Sammie Lee Hill (toe), defensive end Jason Hunter (knee), and defensive tackle Grady Jackson (knee).

For the Vikings, cornerback Antoine Winfield (foot) is out, and receiver Bernard Berrian (hamstring) is questionable.  Linebacker Jasper Brinkley (hamstring), linebacker E.J. Henderson (knee), and receiver Darius Reynaud (hamstring) are probable.

Also probable is quarterback Brett Favre, who finally has been disclosed as having both a groin injury and a hip injury.  Previously, his groin injury was described as a hip injury, and coach Brad Childress had tried to explain that Favre’s hip injury actually is a groin injury.

Regardless of whether the injured area is Favre’s groin, hip, or taint, it would be wise for Chilly to build a big lead and then give Favre as much time off as possible, as pointed out in our Week 10 10-pack for SportingNews.com.

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42 Responses to “Megatron, Stafford, Favre probable for Sunday”
  1. LBPACKFAN says: Nov 13, 2009 10:13 PM

    Brett Favre is really weak. The Lions should win this game EASILY. Vikings WR’s are weak. Jared Allen is overrated. Vikes special teams is horrible.
    Lions 28
    Vikings 6

  2. Tears_of_a_Favre says: Nov 13, 2009 10:18 PM

    Ebola can’t slow me down!

  3. launcher says: Nov 13, 2009 10:18 PM

    I can’t believe I read through that whole injury report but I’m glad I did….I laughed my ass off when I read the word “taint”.

  4. CanadianVikingFan says: Nov 13, 2009 10:21 PM

    Favre bruised Tahi’s eye with his bent finger nail which is basically the samething as a dislocated knee. (In Chilly’s book of course.)

  5. GBPackers says: Nov 13, 2009 10:22 PM

    LBPACKFAN
    I must say I HATE the vikings, but im also a realist. The Vikes have a great team and will be tough to beat, but i have never seen a fan base as cocky as minny! Where you at Pervy?

  6. launcher says: Nov 13, 2009 10:23 PM

    LBPACKFAN,
    I think I have it figured out. You are Mike Florio – and you come on here and post stupid comments just to get a rise out of Vikings fans so you will get more hits. You evil genius.
    By the way, can you predict the score of the Cowboys Packers game? We are all waiting on pins and needles. I would also like to know what you predicted for last weeks Bucs Packers game. Oh and how about the 2 viking packer games….

  7. Trolltoll says: Nov 13, 2009 10:40 PM

    @LBPACKFAN
    You kid, are a total dumbass.
    “Brett Favre is really weak.”- So he is saying a person who has been playing in the NFL for 19 seasons and is currently playing at the grand age of 40 is weak and he is going to the HOF and Pro Bowl. Ok….
    “The Lions should win this game EASILY.”- A team who is last place in the NFC North division and has only won a single game this year. http://media.mlive.com/sports/detroit_impact/photo/detroit-lions-bag-headjpg-9e4fd4d7fd4fec36_medium.jpg
    “Vikings WR’s are weak.”- Pathetic to say, especially when your literally winless.
    “Jared Allen is overrated.”- From what I read he has 10.5 sacks. He is a beast.
    “Vikes special teams is horrible.”- CHRIS WARCRAFT KLUWE
    In conclusion, I think I proved that you are a legitimate Packers fan… A Quarterback spoiled retard.

  8. Did you catch the Viking-Packer at Lambeau game Bob Nelson? says: Nov 13, 2009 10:42 PM

    LBPACKFAN
    …i just don’t know what to say. all those positions and people you just mentioned were the single reason the Vikings beat the absolute shit out of the packers this year. jared allen overrated? i normally would ignore a comment like that, but it’s only one of four comments i see here. I hope you bet your savings down on that prediction of yours. are you Bob Nelson? that is a classic Bob Nelson comment.

  9. colonial footsoldier says: Nov 13, 2009 11:07 PM

    @LBPACKFAN
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone lose credibility as quickly as you did in your post. Get a clue.

  10. fragmentb says: Nov 13, 2009 11:10 PM

    What has Calvin Johnson done to earn the name Megatron?

  11. bustabloodvessel says: Nov 13, 2009 11:16 PM

    Trying to figure out if LBPACKFAN is joking.

  12. danlinker says: Nov 13, 2009 11:43 PM

    Florio is now looking out for favre.
    Trying sooooo hard to change his stance on this. Not buying it. Nor will the other fare fans on here. They all remember your earlier favre bashing.

  13. schiebs says: Nov 13, 2009 11:46 PM

    Lions fans would appreciate it if you referred to Stafford as Optimus 9 from here on out. Megatron and Optimus 9.

  14. CanadianVikingFan says: Nov 13, 2009 11:49 PM

    @ LBPACKFAN
    After that comment anything you say is not worth even replying to. Infact I’m not even going to point out the things you are wrong about because there are too many. You must be the dumbest packer fan out there…

  15. Palmer09 says: Nov 14, 2009 12:33 AM

    @ LBPackFan,
    Hey, (and not that I care), if Brett Farve is weak, the the Vikes WR’s are weak, and their special teams are terrible, as you say, what does that say about the Packers since the Vikings swept them this year?

  16. Bones22 says: Nov 14, 2009 12:51 AM

    LBPACKFAN,
    Oh whats a matter a little bitter that the Vikings spanked the Packers twice this year. Also to make matters worse they got beat by the Yuccaneers. How can you say that their wr’s are weak, they schooled the Packers pass defense, and again Jared Allen man handled their weak oline. The bottom line is your an idiot and you pissed that Favre is leading the Vikes.

  17. kingart27 says: Nov 14, 2009 12:55 AM

    LBPACKFAN is officially the biggest retard to post on this site. Somewhere JimmySmith is celebrating not being 1st anymore.

  18. Raider Pride says: Nov 14, 2009 1:04 AM

    Mr. Florio:
    Instead of investing in FOUR games this weekend.
    I took my total weekend investment, plus a great deal more…. and made that total investment in ONE Game (This Game)based on your week 10 picks and final score.
    I am trusting you….
    If Raider Pride never posts again… I am swiming with the fishes baby.

  19. alphamail says: Nov 14, 2009 1:22 AM

    This is the kind of game the Vikes usually lose. Well, this and the Super Bowl/NFC Championship Game. Time for the Favre meltdown…well, MN fans, at least you have the Wolves. Oops, well the Stars. Oh, never mind.

  20. LewD says: Nov 14, 2009 1:37 AM

    “Stafford was showing some promise before suffering a knee injury in Week Four. ”
    he’ll be fine … he’s a rookie after all …

  21. pam_sez says: Nov 14, 2009 1:48 AM

    Calvin Effin Johnson…can you stop being such a team player over there on the Lions? Can you just get fed up with going nowhere in a hurry on that team so that my Pats can pick you up like they with did with Moss? Imagine it Calvin…you on one side, Moss on the other…as much glory as you deserve and possibly a ring, too? Love you, mean it!!!

  22. mlegue810 says: Nov 14, 2009 4:32 AM

    “We have one of the greatest wide receivers in the NFL, so my game plan going into Minnesota is to spend $50 million on a bad QB and have him throw the ball exclusively to the other team. THEY’LL NEVER SEE THAT ONE COMING!!!”
    -Jim Schwartz

  23. Delintz1 says: Nov 14, 2009 6:13 AM

    taint taint a word cause the teacher told me it taint

  24. gopher says: Nov 14, 2009 8:28 AM

    lbpackfan comments light up my day. If the Vikings are as bad as he states, what does that say about his beloved Packers who the Vikes beat twice.

  25. rooski443 says: Nov 14, 2009 8:52 AM

    LBPACKFAN, you are nothing more than a friggin retard. You are a packqueer fan trying to rip on the Vikes after we shredded you twice? I dont even know why I’m posting this, because i’m sure you cant read anyway, idiot.

  26. LBPACKFAN says: Nov 14, 2009 9:19 AM

    I was totally kidding you guys…I wanted to see what sort of response I would get.
    Vikes are good…theres no arguing that.
    Sorry.
    I love my Packers but I am realistic. There is nothing wrong with being passionate about your team but keep it real. Vikes are a damn good team…Favre is awesome.

  27. Bee_Arthur says: Nov 14, 2009 9:39 AM

    Vikings – Good team…bad coach. NFC Championship game loss – End of that story.
    For further reading on good teams with bad coaches see Chargers, San Diego. — A whales vagina.

  28. PervyHarvin says: Nov 14, 2009 10:03 AM

    GBPackers says:
    November 13, 2009 10:22 PM
    LBPACKFAN
    I must say I HATE the vikings, but im also a realist. The Vikes have a great team and will be tough to beat, but i have never seen a fan base as cocky as minny! Where you at Pervy?
    ————————————————–
    Will you get off my nuts and quit stalking me homo??
    alphamail says:
    November 14, 2009 1:22 AM
    This is the kind of game the Vikes usually lose. Well, this and the Super Bowl/NFC Championship Game. Time for the Favre meltdown…well, MN fans, at least you have the Wolves. Oops, well the Stars. Oh, never mind
    ————————————————–
    You Favre melt down theorists are a joke. Usually had a melt down in Green Bay trying to carry an over achieving team by himself. Not so the case in MN douches. We have stacked talent. Love watching hate consume some of you,its only football. Do you have a life beyond that?

  29. LBPACKFAN says: Nov 14, 2009 10:03 AM

    Thanks Ron Burgundy :)

  30. JimmySmith says: Nov 14, 2009 10:51 AM

    I don’t think Favre’s groin injury is going to improve as long as Chilly keeps rubbing it on a daily basis. Doesn’t he have someone to pick at the airport?

  31. SmackMyVickUp says: Nov 14, 2009 11:03 AM

    Everyone fails to mention the 3 games Jared Allen was shutdown – Rams, Browns & Steelers and with his 10.5sacks, 7.5 came against GB.
    6 games not against GB and he has 3 sacks.
    Held to 1 tackle against the Browns and 2 tackles against the Rams of all teams.
    This guy has some motor, never stops running.

  32. LBPACKFAN says: Nov 14, 2009 11:10 AM

    …patientally awaiting a response from Pervy on SmackMyVickUps comment…

  33. i'm president charlie! says: Nov 14, 2009 11:21 AM

    will the real calvin johnson please stand up?
    signed a pissed off fantasy owner

  34. bluestree says: Nov 14, 2009 11:27 AM

    “JimmySmith says:
    November 14, 2009 10:51 AM
    I don’t think Favre’s groin injury is going to improve as long as Chilly keeps rubbing it on a daily basis. Doesn’t he have someone to pick at the airport?”
    When Chilly picked up Farve, did you notice how his head kept disappearing from view at the stoplights? Now a groin injury? C’mon Chilly, you can’t work a forty year old man that hard. Um…well I guess we figured out how Pervy got his name. “the Love Boat soon will be making another run…”

  35. Trolltoll says: Nov 14, 2009 1:13 PM

    You still made me think even less of Packer fans…

  36. GBPackers says: Nov 14, 2009 1:16 PM

    PervyHarvin says:
    November 14, 2009 10:03 AM
    GBPackers says:
    November 13, 2009 10:22 PM
    LBPACKFAN
    I must say I HATE the vikings, but im also a realist. The Vikes have a great team and will be tough to beat, but i have never seen a fan base as cocky as minny! Where you at Pervy?
    ————————————————–
    Will you get off my nuts and quit stalking me homo?
    ————————————————–
    Cant get close to your nuts seeing they are hovering over Childress’ mouth!

  37. PurpleRaid12 says: Nov 14, 2009 1:23 PM

    Jimmy, you’re not supposed to post for a month. You know the rules, the Sackers lost to the Buccaneers.
    “If the Brownies (1-5 at the time) beat the Packers I WONT post for the month of November”
    – JimmySmith
    Instead Green Gay (4-3 at the time and so ‘talented’) lost to the Buccaneers (0-7 at the time). That is an even better wager Jimmy. So, crawl back into mom and dads basement…..

  38. PervyHarvin says: Nov 14, 2009 1:35 PM

    LBPACKFAN says:
    November 14, 2009 11:10 AM
    …patientally awaiting a response from Pervy on SmackMyVickUps comment…
    ————————————————–
    Some people are just so football dumb that they are not worth big fingers trying to type. SmackMyVickUp falls under that category. Every one knows Allen gets much attention by the O. That leaves other defenders free to make plays. Like when AD gets keyed on and Favre throws wild. Basic football IQ which SMVU don’t have!

  39. PervyHarvin says: Nov 14, 2009 1:48 PM

    GBPackers says:
    November 14, 2009 1:16 PM
    PervyHarvin says:
    November 14, 2009 10:03 AM
    GBPackers says:
    November 13, 2009 10:22 PM
    LBPACKFAN
    I must say I HATE the vikings, but im also a realist. The Vikes have a great team and will be tough to beat, but i have never seen a fan base as cocky as minny! Where you at Pervy?
    ————————————————–
    Will you get off my nuts and quit stalking me homo?
    ————————————————–
    Cant get close to your nuts seeing they are hovering over Childress’ mouth!
    ————————————————–
    Wow,did you come up with that one all by your lonesome?? Got one part wrong though, not Childress’ mouth…. do you want yo’ girl back? I’m bored with her!

  40. GBPackers says: Nov 14, 2009 3:47 PM

    PervyHarvin says:
    November 14, 2009 1:48 PM
    Wow,did you come up with that one all by your lonesome?? Got one part wrong though, not Childress’ mouth…. do you want yo’ girl back? I’m bored with her!
    ———————————————–
    You sure its not Chilly with his wig and stuffed stewardess costume?

  41. PervyHarvin says: Nov 14, 2009 4:59 PM

    @ GBPackers – LOL No,but I will give you points for humor. I see you are awful fond of Chilly. Is there something you guys want to get out of the closet??

  42. purpleguy says: Nov 14, 2009 5:54 PM

    Hey, if Favre keeps playing like he has been, I don’t care if Klink drives Favre to and from practice wearing lingerie and covered in scented love oil while he rubs out his “hip” injury. He already has the porn star beard. Better than spending his time worrying about the comments of some maintenance dude I guess.

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