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Vikings announce Kevin Williams out this week

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A dirty hit in the second half of a meaningless preseason game will cost Kevin Williams at least one week.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier told reporters after practice that Williams would not be able to play Sunday against the Lions.

Williams was injured when 49ers backup guard Joe Looney dove at his legs. There was no ligament damage from the hit, but his knee was hyperextended.

His absence likely means rookie Sharrif Floyd will start, though he didn’t get much work in the preseason because of his own knee issues.

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  1. Norseman says: Sep 6, 2013 2:01 PM

    It’s hard to say the Defensive line won’t miss a beat without Kevin Williams, but Floyd could easily make it so.

  2. lmoneyfresh says: Sep 6, 2013 2:02 PM

    Dirty hit, regardless of what the NFL said.

  3. fargovikesfan says: Sep 6, 2013 2:02 PM

    How Looney was not fined for that blatant cheap shot is mind boggling.

  4. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 6, 2013 2:03 PM

    Lions 38, Vikings 10.

  5. hyzers says: Sep 6, 2013 2:04 PM

    Lions are the favorite. Who else has them winning the opener?

  6. blacknole08 says: Sep 6, 2013 2:06 PM

    Looney Tunes should be out too. That was a dirty hit and he knows it.

  7. blowpackblow says: Sep 6, 2013 2:08 PM

    Williams will have a higher QB rating than Ponder after the game

  8. contra74 says: Sep 6, 2013 2:10 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 6, 2013 2:03 PM
    Lions 38, Vikings 10.
    ——
    49ers 108 – Packers 3

    There, I can be just as senseless as well.

  9. ilovemyringlessfranchise says: Sep 6, 2013 2:11 PM

    Inconceivable that Looney wasn’t fined for that hit. It’s a big loss for the Vikes, but time for Floyd to step up!!!! SKOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. thepftpoet says: Sep 6, 2013 2:13 PM

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Packers defense and offensive line are depleted and the 49ers will blow them out this week

  11. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Sep 6, 2013 2:13 PM

    contra74 says:Sep 6, 2013 2:10 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 6, 2013 2:03 PM
    Lions 38, Vikings 10.
    ——
    49ers 108 – Packers 3

    There, I can be just as senseless as well.

    ————

    I can play the senseless game, too:

    Contra is a great football mind and all I have nothing but the highest respect for his opinions.

  12. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Sep 6, 2013 2:13 PM

    It’s probably a good thing that Williams will miss this game because the Lions are cheap shot artists too. I just hope Adrian doesn’t get stomped on by Suh after the whistle.

  13. fwippel says: Sep 6, 2013 2:14 PM

    Lousy cheap shot by a 49er backup. Hope Floyd is up for the task on Sunday.

    Everyone is trashing the Vikings this year, picking them to finish in last place behind Detroit. Hopefully they start proving the experts wrong again on Sunday.

  14. bla bla bla says: Sep 6, 2013 2:14 PM

    Don’t sell yourself short, Contra. History shows that you can be WAY more senseless than that.

  15. anarchopurplism says: Sep 6, 2013 2:15 PM

    PFT Nation 17
    TokyoButtBlaster 35

    We get it Troll. You win.

    M’kay?

  16. vikingfan1971 says: Sep 6, 2013 2:18 PM

    yeah I know fwippel I am so sick of hearing that and the packers are going to be on top, they have to earn the top spot, well see who is on top at the end of the season

  17. lordfletcher says: Sep 6, 2013 2:18 PM

    Lions win by 7.

    Ponder sucks and Felton not in the lineup hurts more than people realize.

    -Vikes fan hoping to get Bridgewater

  18. Stupid Lions Fan says: Sep 6, 2013 2:21 PM

    Nice!

  19. vikingfan1971 says: Sep 6, 2013 2:23 PM

    cook was up against your calvin i read and he is in good condition and playing so how do you say lions win.

  20. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 6, 2013 2:24 PM

    Aww. People all upset that I have an honest projection of Sundays game?

    If it makes you feel better, I think the Lions are the only NFC team that wins this week.

    Niners 35, Packers 31

  21. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Sep 6, 2013 2:25 PM

    He wasn’t fined for the hit because it wasn’t illegal. Why is that so hard for some people to understand?

  22. judsonjr says: Sep 6, 2013 2:32 PM

    Typical NFL. Accidentally hit someone high because they twist or turn at the last second before the hit. FINE! Must protect the players.

    Player in position to execute a clean, effective block on a player’s blind side -> instead sloppily goes low and takes out a player’s knee. OK! because of some technicality.

    The sooner they get low blocks out the better, it’s just a crutch to help OL that are over matched either in speed or in power.

  23. valhallarising says: Sep 6, 2013 2:44 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says: Sep 6, 2013 2:13 PM

    contra74 says:Sep 6, 2013 2:10 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 6, 2013 2:03 PM
    Lions 38, Vikings 10.
    ——
    49ers 108 – Packers 3

    There, I can be just as senseless as well.

    ————

    “I can play the senseless game, too:

    Contra is a great football mind and all I have nothing but the highest respect for his opinions.”

    Aren’t you always “playing” the senseless game Mr. Gerbschmidt?

  24. duece5 says: Sep 6, 2013 2:48 PM

    Vikes 27 Lions 17………………..Jennings for 1 score……AP for another 2…………..

    SKOL!!!!!

    Ponder played well against the Lions last year to boot………GO VIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. valhallarising says: Sep 6, 2013 2:50 PM

    tokyosandblaster says: Sep 6, 2013 2:24 PM

    “Aww. People all upset that I have an honest projection of Sundays game?

    If it makes you feel better, I think the Lions are the only NFC team that wins this week.

    Niners 35, Packers 31″

    Sadly we might agree on the Lions being the only victorious NFC North team this week Tokyo. Although I don’t see the Vikings losing that badly (by 28). At least I hope not…

  26. angrybrownspider says: Sep 6, 2013 2:53 PM

    Regardless the lions win this week by 14. This is not last years Lions.

    Add Bush and healthy receivers along with that defensive line, Glover Quinn at safety, a healthy Delmas, plus Ziggy and Slay and the Vikings don’t stand a chance

  27. purpleguy says: Sep 6, 2013 3:09 PM

    You must expect the same boring crap from the usual cheeser suspects, but what I find mildly interesting are the Lions’ trolls coming out with high expectations just like they did last year — only to have the full weight of pathetic Lions’ history plop squarely down on their limited grasp of reality. The Vikes might not make the playoffs in 2013, but by year’s end their record won’t be worse than the Lions.

  28. gbmickey says: Sep 6, 2013 3:38 PM

    Vikefan71 what are you talking about that the Packers have to earn it? They have for the past 3 seasons to a tune of 17-1 record in the division. Being that they finished on top other teams are the ones who have to earn it and take it away. Sorry its hard to accept but until someone dethrones them you will continue to hear it.

  29. purplehaze28 says: Sep 6, 2013 3:40 PM

    Gotta respect the Lions.
    It’s going to be close. We may end up missing Percy in this one…

  30. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Sep 6, 2013 3:51 PM

    purpleguy says:
    Sep 6, 2013 3:09 PM
    You must expect the same boring crap from the usual cheeser suspects, but what I find mildly interesting are the Lions’ trolls coming out with high expectations just like they did last year — only to have the full weight of pathetic Lions’ history plop squarely down on their limited grasp of reality. The Vikes might not make the playoffs in 2013, but by year’s end their record won’t be worse than the Lions.

    Please remember that you said this. Your team’s season was a fluke last year. You will undoubtedly finish last in the division this year. Christian Ponder is your quarterback.
    Can’t wait for Sunday.

  31. vikingfan1971 says: Sep 6, 2013 4:05 PM

    gbmickey yeah they have to still earn it its not automatic that the packers are on top its a new season,, its anyone game, the vikings have won the division in the past also so its anyones win.

  32. longcutskolvikes says: Sep 6, 2013 4:16 PM

    I honestly have no idea how the division is going to play out this year (of course, that isn’t to suggest I have a clue any other year…). I could see any team in this division having a monster year. I could also see all of them being of middling success this season. What I can for a fact say is this, the Detroit Lions have by far the worst secondary in the division. If Ponder get’s any time what so ever, this is the game for him to prove he isn’t a complete stooge. Skol Vikes!

  33. hatesycophants says: Sep 6, 2013 4:39 PM

    Vikings fans are crying like little B’tches already. You’re starting to sound an awful lot like Packers fans.

    Man up.

  34. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Sep 6, 2013 4:44 PM

    johnelwayishorsefaced says:Sep 6, 2013 3:51 PM

    purpleguy says:
    Sep 6, 2013 3:09 PM
    You must expect the same boring crap from the usual cheeser suspects, but what I find mildly interesting are the Lions’ trolls coming out with high expectations just like they did last year — only to have the full weight of pathetic Lions’ history plop squarely down on their limited grasp of reality. The Vikes might not make the playoffs in 2013, but by year’s end their record won’t be worse than the Lions.

    Please remember that you said this. Your team’s season was a fluke last year. You will undoubtedly finish last in the division this year. Christian Ponder is your quarterback.
    Can’t wait for Sunday.
    ________

    That’s kind of funny because that’s exactly what I said about the Lions last year.

  35. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Sep 6, 2013 5:18 PM

    I don’t think Tokyo is far off. If the Vikings get in a shootout with the kitties, their done.

  36. okemon says: Sep 6, 2013 5:19 PM

    I don’t begrudge anyone coming out and supporting their team… Lions fans wouldn’t be fans if they weren’t excited. Just like us Viking fans believing Ponder can take the next step with an improved receiving squad.

    Every fan should be excited for the new season no matter who they’re cheering for. It’s a new season and I’m sure the Lions will be better than last year.

  37. pack13queens0 says: Sep 6, 2013 5:54 PM

    God Bless Joe Looney for showing everybody just how soft Kevin Williams really is.

  38. stellarperformance says: Sep 6, 2013 5:56 PM

    hatesycophants says:
    Sep 6, 2013 4:39 PM
    Vikings fans are crying like little B’tches already. You’re starting to sound an awful lot like Packers fans.
    //////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Considering this stream concerns itself primarily with division opponents, and further considering the Packers have dominated the division for a long long time, the cryin’ b_itches would seem to be everyone BUT Packer fans.

  39. GenXJay says: Sep 6, 2013 6:14 PM

    Tokyo, you’re a regular rain man with #’s.
    Stellar, may I remind you of “The Catch” (or in crybaby bit©h terms “fail mary”).

  40. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 6, 2013 7:12 PM

    GenXJay says:
    Sep 6, 2013 6:14 PM
    Tokyo, you’re a regular rain man with #’s.
    Stellar, may I remind you of “The Catch” (or in crybaby bit©h terms “fail mary”).

    —-

    Sure. Do you want us to remind you of the “we only lost because Ponder was hurt” playoff excuses that are still running rampant?

    Man, you girls sure have a terrible memory.

  41. GenXJay says: Sep 6, 2013 7:17 PM

    Tokyo, I’m not upset about Ponders unfortunately timed injury. I accept the Vikings got beat in the playoffs utilizing a back up. It justifies that cheese bay can be beaten when Ponder plays.

  42. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 6, 2013 7:42 PM

    GenXJay says:
    Sep 6, 2013 7:17 PM
    Tokyo, I’m not upset about Ponders unfortunately timed injury. I accept the Vikings got beat in the playoffs utilizing a back up. It justifies that cheese bay can be beaten when Ponder plays.

    —-

    Interesting.

    What happened at Lambeau with Ponder playing?

  43. contra74 says: Sep 6, 2013 8:18 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 6, 2013 7:42 PM
    GenXJay says:
    Sep 6, 2013 7:17 PM
    Tokyo, I’m not upset about Ponders unfortunately timed injury. I accept the Vikings got beat in the playoffs utilizing a back up. It justifies that cheese bay can be beaten when Ponder plays.

    —-

    Interesting.

    What happened at Lambeau with Ponder playing?

    Ponder wrecked the Packers D, enough said.

  44. GenXJay says: Sep 6, 2013 8:44 PM

    What happened in the the Dome w/Ponder playing against cheesebay?
    Again, your autistic talent resides in #’s. Not in PFT Comments, Tokyo.

  45. stevent92 says: Sep 6, 2013 9:09 PM

    I’m trying to think of a quality Defensive player for Green Bay that Joe Looney could dive at this week that would really hurt them.

    Still coming up empty….

  46. mackstrong2013 says: Sep 6, 2013 9:20 PM

    Stil not worried about the Lions.

  47. ponderthedumpoffking says: Sep 6, 2013 9:41 PM

    GenXJay says:
    Sep 6, 2013 8:44 PM
    What happened in the the Dome w/Ponder playing against cheesebay?
    Again, your autistic talent resides in #’s. Not in PFT Comments, Tokyo.

    That’s the “1″ in the Packers 17-1 record against the north.

    If you want to cling to it, more power to you.

  48. filthymcgnarly1 says: Sep 7, 2013 1:45 AM

    I was assured by Viking fans that Kevin Williams would be playing this week. Those people are always wrong.

  49. GenXJay says: Sep 7, 2013 6:19 AM

    dumpoffking, Dang, you too?
    What, what? Are you defending Tokyo’s honor or retaliating like the crybaby bit©h earlier posts indicate?
    Maybe you are a facsimile of Tokyo. Do you own a loft in Manhattan? Are you all, like, “Lolz” when you make yourself laugh?

  50. ponderthedumpoffking says: Sep 7, 2013 5:49 PM

    Never been to NYC. Just pointing out how your argument–as always–is flawed.

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