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Vikings have several banged-up players

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 8: Matt Kalil #75 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on before the game against the Oakland Raiders on August 8, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Getty Images

With all the talk about who will or won’t be playing quarterback for the Vikings on Sunday, it’s easy to miss who was and wasn’t practicing on Wednesday for the team that will officially open its new stadium on Sunday night.

Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), tackle Matt Kalil (hip), tight end MyCole Pruitt (knee), and cornerback Xavier Rhodes (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. Also, running back Jerrick McKinnon (foot, fibula) practiced on a limited basis.

Injured but fully participating were tight end Rhett Ellison (knee), receiver Charles Johnson (quadricep), linebacker Eric Kendricks (ankle), running back Adrian Peterson (ankle), and tight end Kyle Rudolph (knee).

The Vikings will need all hands on deck (or at least as many as possible) to have a chance to beat Green Bay. Since sweeping the Packers in 2009, the Vikings are 2-10-1 against Green Bay.

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51 Responses to “Vikings have several banged-up players”
  1. 4ever19 says: Sep 14, 2016 9:34 PM

    Trae Waynes in line to get another start. My favorite non-Colt.

  2. h0metownzero says: Sep 14, 2016 9:37 PM

    Guys stepping over each other to duck the Packers.

    And you thought Cottonelle was soft.

  3. letsberealpeople says: Sep 14, 2016 9:46 PM

    Skol!

  4. runningoutofboundsisforgringos says: Sep 14, 2016 9:49 PM

    The Vikings will march on a road of bones

  5. purplepanteez says: Sep 14, 2016 9:52 PM

    Injuries.

    A built-in excuse for getting crushed by the Pack.

    Hopefully the Vikes have their phones ready — and have the whaaaaambulance on speed dial.

  6. favreblows says: Sep 14, 2016 9:54 PM

    Figures.

    I can see this team’s confidence shrinking before my eyes as they appear terrified about getting embarrassed before a national audience on Sunday. Who blames them after not scoring one offensive TD against the lowly Titans?

    Packers–38
    Queens–12

    ***Two field goals, a defensive TD, and a blown Blair Walsh XP!

  7. fmc651 says: Sep 14, 2016 10:04 PM

    Every team has guys banged up .

  8. ariani1985 says: Sep 14, 2016 10:05 PM

    Look, let’s been honest with the situation, turd Bay is a hot mess and hasn’t recovered from yet another epic choke job in the playoffs. Should we respect them? Yes. Should we take them serious? No!

  9. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 14, 2016 10:11 PM

    The Vikings will need all hands on deck (or at least as many as possible) to have a chance to beat Green Bay.
    __________

    Really? So if a couple players miss the game, the Vikings have no chance of winning? The Jaguars had a chance of beating them last week, and would have if they had called a fourth down play that made sense. But the Vikings have no chance? Why even play the game?

    Somebody please enlighten me as to how Green Bay suddenly became a super team over the offseason. I realize the Vikings are at a disadvantage because they have to start a new quarterback, but I don’t see how that translates into Green Bay being leaps and bounds better than them.

  10. arianil985 says: Sep 14, 2016 10:22 PM

    Glad to see we’re getting our excuses out early this week after our embarrassing performance last Sunday!

    Some teams have an embarrassment of riches. My Vikings have an embarrassment at every position!

  11. ronskd says: Sep 14, 2016 10:29 PM

    Soft!

  12. jazz11001 says: Sep 14, 2016 10:34 PM

    Vikings D is unstoppable. I feel sorry for Sharon Rodgers on Sunday night.

  13. 4onafloor says: Sep 14, 2016 10:35 PM

    Titans are playing tougher than last year. They might not win many more this year, but I’ve a feeling that nobody is looking forward to playing them.

  14. lp5710 says: Sep 14, 2016 10:43 PM

    here come the excuses.

  15. golforepar says: Sep 14, 2016 10:45 PM

    Sooo PFT is making excuses for the Vikings? Just wait they will come up with there own.

  16. funshipm174 says: Sep 14, 2016 10:56 PM

    I rather be somewhat banged up and still playing then be out like Sam Shields will be for Green Bay.

  17. pkrlvr says: Sep 14, 2016 11:04 PM

    2-10-1 you say. How can that be when Viking fans say we’re the softest, fattest, slowest team in the league? Something doesn’t make sense here.

  18. lambeauwest says: Sep 14, 2016 11:20 PM

    Soon to be 2-11-1

  19. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 14, 2016 11:27 PM

    This is the Vikings’ super bowl, so…

    >

  20. wtfru2 says: Sep 14, 2016 11:38 PM

    When this game is over, the Packers will have several “banged up players”, and will be one and one! Just a little prediction.

    The Vikings and the NFL know they have to win the inaugural game in the new stadium.

    The refs will be giving the Vikings every break they can, because the NFL wants them to win in the new digs. That gives them sales fodder for the next tax payer that they want to fleece for a new stadium. It’s just good business.

    Mark down my prediction, it will come to fruition…..

  21. cjpackfan says: Sep 14, 2016 11:44 PM

    a resounding 2-10-1 since 2009…yet baby brother tags smack….humorous !

  22. Teddy2Tready says: Sep 14, 2016 11:46 PM

    10-2-1 since 2010 is Green Bay’s dynasty. Vikings have been rebuilding, Green Bay has had Hall of Fame QB play. These things usually reverse themselves, but make no mistake, that streak means everything to the Packer faithful, sticking it to the team Favre wanted to retire with.

  23. vikingsuberallis says: Sep 15, 2016 12:15 AM

    Spoons out for Purple Reign!

  24. jermainewiggins says: Sep 15, 2016 12:17 AM

    I feel we have depth at each position with the exception of LT, should be alright especially if Kalil plays. Either way no excuses vikes gotta come out and be ready and not lay an egg like last year. Croud has to be loud! SKOL VIKES!

  25. mypercyhurts2 says: Sep 15, 2016 12:31 AM

    Minnesofta

  26. sdspec says: Sep 15, 2016 5:36 AM

    2-10-1

    and still they try to talk s***

  27. ragnarthemagnificent says: Sep 15, 2016 7:05 AM

    So we’re going to beat the Fudge with a bunch of 2nd stringers and scrubs? How embarrassing for them.

  28. PurpleRaid18 says: Sep 15, 2016 7:22 AM

    Packers beat the Jags, they move up to No. 1 in ESPN’s Power Rankings… The Vikings beat the Titans, don’t move a bit. I can’t wait to read ESPN’s excuse for why the Vikings dismantled the Packers on Sunday Night.

  29. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Sep 15, 2016 9:05 AM

    This game is going to be so much fun to watch.

    For Packers fans.

    Get Ready Minnie.

  30. minnescrotums says: Sep 15, 2016 9:27 AM

    “Aaron Rodgers isn’t going to be turning the ball over at will, and the Minnesota defense allowed 5.4 yards per play last season (15th) despite being lauded as one of the league’s premier defenses.”

    When you run the ball all the time, the other team doesn’t get as many drives. That’s not “great defense.” That’s “playing keep away.”

    Nothing more.

  31. revelation123 says: Sep 15, 2016 9:42 AM

    As if the Vikings weren’t already in enough trouble.

  32. Uptown Vike Fan says: Sep 15, 2016 9:46 AM

    According to my fellow vike fans, it doesn’t matter as long as Bradford is starting. I think it should be Hill, he did fine and Bradford needs the extra time to learn the offense.

  33. minnescrotums says: Sep 15, 2016 9:48 AM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Sep 14, 2016 10:11 PM
    The Vikings will need all hands on deck (or at least as many as possible) to have a chance to beat Green Bay.
    __________

    Really? So if a couple players miss the game, the Vikings have no chance of winning? The Jaguars had a chance of beating them last week, and would have if they had called a fourth down play that made sense. But the Vikings have no chance? Why even play the game?

    Somebody please enlighten me as to how Green Bay suddenly became a super team over the offseason. I realize the Vikings are at a disadvantage because they have to start a new quarterback, but I don’t see how that translates into Green Bay being leaps and bounds better than them.

    —–

    You don’t?

    Really?

    You beat the 2nd and 3rd stringers at Lambeau last year to claim the division. Well done.

    The Packers are better on both sides of the ball, when healthy, and everyone not wearing lavender glasses knows it.

  34. bobnelsonjr says: Sep 15, 2016 10:08 AM

    There record against the Packers since Brett Favre is misleading.
    The 2 wins in 13 attempts came on the last game of the season as the Packers were resting before the playoffs.

  35. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 15, 2016 10:09 AM

    PurpleRaid18 says:
    Sep 15, 2016 7:22 AM
    Packers beat the Jags, they move up to No. 1 in ESPN’s Power Rankings… The Vikings beat the Titans, don’t move a bit. I can’t wait to read ESPN’s excuse for why the Vikings dismantled the Packers on Sunday Night.
    —————————
    Yeah, and what’s curious is that the sentiment seems to be: Oh those Jags have to be suddenly soooo good, soooo improved, jus because the game was so close against the Packers and the Packers almost lost. It occurs to me that maybe, jus maybe, it’s the Packers who aren’t that good and that’s why the lowly Jags did so well against them.

  36. ryanizer says: Sep 15, 2016 10:32 AM

    Who moved the rock?… I don’t understand this incessant bitchin and bickering all the time… are you football fans or drama queens? I guess people are free to make an ass of themselves for their own joy but I have trouble finding anything funny about tragically low IQ. There are fans of both sides that are just the bottom of the barrel. For the love of God stop embarrassing the rest of us.

  37. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 15, 2016 10:40 AM

    Remember the movie Hoosiers, when Hickory walked into the Indianapolis arena, they were awestruck by the size and up-to-date amenities. Pack players will be overwhelmed by the big city nightlife, they have no shot.

  38. h0metownzero says: Sep 15, 2016 10:54 AM

    2-10-1.

    LOL

  39. purpleguy says: Sep 15, 2016 11:04 AM

    These injuries aren’t going to be the difference — the difference is going to be the teams’ respective QBs.

  40. mediasloppy says: Sep 15, 2016 11:20 AM

    I like the Vikings defense a lot, but they have to get better against the run attack. Lacy is easy to make fun of, but he’s done a pretty good job when it comes to playing the Vikings…

  41. lambeaudungbarn says: Sep 15, 2016 11:46 AM

    I hate Packer fans, they are like the stuff left in the tub after you take a bath.

  42. lambeaudungbarn says: Sep 15, 2016 11:49 AM

    Green Bay won’t be in Mr. Rodgers neighborhood Sunday Night.

  43. h0metownzero says: Sep 15, 2016 12:59 PM

    Where’s lil Teddy?

  44. Frazier28/7 says: Sep 15, 2016 1:26 PM

    green bay fans are the least-classy and most arrogant fans in the whole league, I can’t wait for the ass kicking their team gets and deserves sunday night!

  45. lukeshow says: Sep 15, 2016 1:53 PM

    Ryanizer isn’t right. Every Viking/Packer post is an embarrassment. The regular commenters on both sides should be banned. There’s no conversation here, just middle school level insults.

  46. lukeshow says: Sep 15, 2016 1:54 PM

    Ryanizer IS right. Sorry.

  47. lukeshow says: Sep 15, 2016 1:54 PM

    Runnier IS right. Sorry.

  48. lukeshow says: Sep 15, 2016 1:55 PM

    Damn autocorrect

  49. whatjusthapped says: Sep 15, 2016 5:14 PM

    If you spent anytime reading the Viking fan’s posts for the last 6 months, you would find it hard to believe the Vikings have only won 2 out of the last 13 games vs. the Packers.

    That’s a horrible record, (.154 percentage) but yet they still like to yap.

  50. lp5710 says: Sep 15, 2016 7:15 PM

    notice to in Teddy we trust, you see when your team has a future hall of fame QB, who already won a Super Bowl then that team is considered a contender every year unlike your team that has no proven QB and a big time back who fumbles in big games . get it?

  51. diveleft says: Sep 16, 2016 1:00 AM

    Scrotum (real classy) and Bobbie Jr.

    Both of you are actually going with, “The only reason the Packers lost the division on the last day of the season is because they played their second and third stringers, because they were resting their starters for the playoffs”? Typical delusional Packer fans. They believe what they want to believe even if it doesn’t coincide with reality.

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