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Vikings down two members of secondary for Thursday night

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The Vikings will try for their second win of the season at home against the Redskins on Thursday night and they’ll be doing it without two starters from their secondary.

Safety Jamarca Sanford and cornerback Chris Cook will both be out for the Vikings. Both players missed last week’s game as well and the short turnaround to Week 10 didn’t do them any favors on the rehab front.

Sanford injured his groin against the Packers a couple of weeks ago and has not been able to get back on the field since then. Cook is out with a hip injury, which means that the Vikings will be missing three starters in the defensive backfield overall with safety Harrison Smith already on injured reserve/return.

The Vikings also ruled out right tackle Phil Loadholt with a concussion and guard Charlie Johnson is doubtful with an elbow injury. Tight end Kyle Rudolph will be sidelined by his broken foot and running back Matt Asiata and defensive tackle Fred Evans are also going to be watching the proceedings in street clothes.

For the Redskins, running back Chris Thompson is questionable with a knee injury but the team is otherwise healthy heading into Thursday night.

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28 Responses to “Vikings down two members of secondary for Thursday night”
  1. suns11111 says: Nov 6, 2013 2:02 PM

    So your saying the Viks have a chance?

  2. tokyosandblaster says: Nov 6, 2013 2:04 PM

    What are they going to do without those interception machines?

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  3. carpalboss says: Nov 6, 2013 2:06 PM

    and with how bad their coverage skills are, the Vikings defense won’t miss a beat.

  4. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 6, 2013 2:08 PM

    If the Redskins don’t win by at least 28 points, I’ll be dissapointed. #HTTR

  5. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 6, 2013 2:10 PM

    Huge loss. These guys have been shutting people down all year.

  6. 40for60alldaybaby says: Nov 6, 2013 2:12 PM

    Ummm, the Vikes are already ranked #32 in pass defense soooooooo……..

  7. thepftpoet says: Nov 6, 2013 2:17 PM

    Top Starting Quarterbacks in the NFC North:

    1. Matthew Stafford
    2. Jay Cutler
    3. Christian Ponder
    4. Jay Cutlers left toe
    5. Seneca Wallace

  8. whatjusthapped says: Nov 6, 2013 2:21 PM

    1-8 is only a day away. Forget the secondary, they were bad from day 1 so it won’t even be noticeable.

    Let’s fire up the 3 ring circus more commonly referred to as the QB situation. That’s my only rooting interest come Thursday night.

  9. Suck for the Duck says: Nov 6, 2013 2:24 PM

    Given the fact that the Vikings get humiliated in every national TV prime time game they play, I’m not expecting a great performance tomorrow.

  10. Suck for the Duck says: Nov 6, 2013 2:25 PM

    Maybe the Packer fans would like to entertain us with their whining about all the injuries they’ve suffered this year.

  11. bordner says: Nov 6, 2013 2:25 PM

    Oh, great. Now here come all of the injury excuses for when they lose.

  12. Suck for the Duck says: Nov 6, 2013 2:30 PM

    Top Currently Available Quarterbacks in the NFC North:

    1. Matthew Stafford
    2. Christian Ponder
    3. Matt Cassel
    4. Josh McCown
    5. Josh Freeman
    6. Detroit’s backup
    7. Joe Webb
    8. Something called…Seneca Wallace?

  13. rickc402 says: Nov 6, 2013 2:41 PM

    Here’s my prediction as a diehard Redskins fan. Kyle heard about all these injuries, goes with a pass happy attack, RG3 has an off night, Redskins totally desert the run….and lose by 3. Washington has a habit of playing up to better teams and playing down as well; moreover, the Redskins defense is just plain ugly.

  14. purpleguy says: Nov 6, 2013 2:59 PM

    Why is it that the only time Cook has been healthy when engaging in any physical activity is when he was fighting his girlfriend?

  15. dpagsknowsall says: Nov 6, 2013 3:03 PM

    Please, these injuries aren’t even close to being on the Packers level. Not. even. close.

    The Packers have these players called ‘Pro-Bowlers’ and ‘MVP’s’ that are missing.

    Call me when Peterson and Allen go down.

  16. trollsetter says: Nov 6, 2013 3:05 PM

    They’ll still be able to shut down Seneca Wallace in a couple weeks.

  17. Suck for the Duck says: Nov 6, 2013 3:14 PM

    dpagsknowsall says:Nov 6, 2013 3:03 PM

    Please, these injuries aren’t even close to being on the Packers level. Not. even. close.

    The Packers have these players called ‘Pro-Bowlers’ and ‘MVP’s’ that are missing.
    ______

    Well, Kyle Rudolph was the Pro Bowl MVP.

  18. xmgmx says: Nov 6, 2013 3:20 PM

    Ummm, the Vikes are already ranked #32 in pass defense soooooooo…
    ………………………………………………………………………….

    Actually, they are ranked 29th in pass defense. lol

  19. ike1973 says: Nov 6, 2013 3:28 PM

    Suck for the Duck says: Nov 6, 2013 2:30 PM

    Top Currently Available Quarterbacks in the NFC North:

    1. Matthew Stafford
    2. Christian Ponder
    3. Matt Cassel
    4. Josh McCown
    5. Josh Freeman
    6. Detroit’s backup
    7. Joe Webb
    8. Something called…Seneca Wallace?

    __________________________________

    Actually, Detroit’s backup, Shaun Hill is pretty damn good. Might be the best backup QB in the league. I’d say he’s better than everyone on that list except Matthew.

  20. golforepar says: Nov 6, 2013 3:39 PM

    Give the Vikings credit. Poor management and team will get them a high draft pick!

  21. golforepar says: Nov 6, 2013 4:09 PM

    The BEST last place teams:

    1 Pittsburgh
    2 NY Giants
    3 Oakland
    4 St Louis
    5 Buffalo
    6 Tampa Bay
    7 Jacksonville
    8 Idaho Vandals
    9 Minnesota Vikings

  22. ponder7vikings says: Nov 6, 2013 8:23 PM

    Xaiver Rhodes is 100 times better then chris cook.

  23. moeman79 says: Nov 6, 2013 9:51 PM

    during the draft they said this team was gonna be the best after sooo many smart moves?

  24. bobnelsonjr says: Nov 6, 2013 10:56 PM

    Nobody has heard of those guys except possibly Cook, who is more famous for his multiple arrests than his limited time on the football field.

    The Redskins have the 5th best offense in the league and the vikings defense is 29th in yardage allowed, 30th in points allowed, and 31st in passing TD’s surrendered.

    It will look like an exhibition game.

  25. gutpunch77 says: Nov 7, 2013 2:30 AM

    Vikings are a joke!

  26. veetan says: Nov 7, 2013 4:19 PM

    “Vikings down two members of secondary for Thursday night”

    Honestly, does it matter on a team* this tainted?

  27. defscottyb says: Nov 7, 2013 4:47 PM

    All this Redskins name talk will only make them even more famous.

  28. demjoneses says: Nov 7, 2013 5:24 PM

    I remember when J’Marcus Webb was signed by the sikes sikes fans were saying good depth this and good pickup that. When they put him in last week he gave up a sack that was fumbled and recovered by the D for a TD. Imagine how well he’ll do tonight.

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