Vikings stacking up injuries on offensive line

AP

The Vikings can’t seem to keep quarterbacks upright. But they’re having problems now keeping the guys who keep the quarterback healthy on the field.

The 5-2 Vikings finished yesterday’s win over the Ravens without left tackle Riley Reiff and left guard Jeremiah Sirles, who left with knee injuries.

Via Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said: “I don’t think it’s anything serious.”

But considering the problems the Vikings had on the offensive line last year, any absence is going to trigger alarms.

Sirles was starting in place of the injured Nick Easton, who has been out the last two weeks. That left rookie Danny Isidora getting his first action on offense. Reiff was replaced by second-year tackle Rashod Hill.

Zimmer said the hope is that Easton can return next week for their game in London against the Browns.

18 responses to “Vikings stacking up injuries on offensive line

  1. The backups OL players did well yesterday. Hopefully Easton will be ready to come back soon.

    After the London trip, we have a bye week, so that could help too.

  2. Isidora is an upgrade over Sirles. Sirles got the nod only due to experience, that’s the Zimmer way. Isidora moves so much better though. Out in front on screens, where Sirles is too slow, and gets to the 2nd level quicker. Held his own vs Brandon Williams and a good Ravens D. Give him the start this week and see what he can do.

  3. Can’t keep QB’s upright? I’m hoping you are talking about the non contact injuries to Bridgewater and Bradford and not QB sacks? Because the Vikes are one of the least sacked in the league. Keenum has been sacked maybe 3 total times in 6 games. The OL is much improved from last year. It’s called quality depth.

  4. Isadora and Elflien are the future. Good to see them together yesterday. Hope Reiff isn’t serious, he’s been rock solid this year. Remmers has played well last two weeks, let’s hope that continues. Need a RG in draft/FA next year. Much improved over last year (understatement)

  5. I think we have to hand it to Spielman for improving this offensive line over the offseason. Rieff and Remmers have been solid at tackle, Elflein is fantastic, and I know they love Isidora. I predicted before the season started that Isidora would be a starter before the end of the year so we’ll see how that plays out. Rashod Hill is a better backup tackle than they had last year, so they have the depth to withstand a couple of injuries as long as we don’t see season-ending injuries week after week like last year.

  6. After the way Vikings fans cheered when Rodgers got hurt, I am hoping for complete carnage for the Vikings. I hope they lose everyone for the year.

  7. rho1953 says:
    October 23, 2017 at 11:42 am
    After the way Vikings fans cheered when Rodgers got hurt, I am hoping for complete carnage for the Vikings. I hope they lose everyone for the year.
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    You mean like how packer fans did last year with Bridgewater and Peterson, and this year with Bradford and Cook? We don’t have to wish that you guys lose everyone for the year, you already did. 😁

  8. rho1953 says:
    October 23, 2017 at 11:42 am
    After the way Vikings fans cheered when Rodgers got hurt, I am hoping for complete carnage for the Vikings. I hope they lose everyone for the year.
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    Awww cant handle when it you and your team on the receiving end?

  9. Won’t go “great defense” for Ravens 2017 at all. Good, sure.

    But Vikes definitely have improved upfront. Win next week gets them to 6-2, very impressive as they’ll face their death march stretch…at Wash, home vs LA Rams, at Lions, at Falcons, at Panthers…if they can get 2 wins out of that…last 3 are Cincy, GB, Chi.

    That’s minimum 10 wins, likely 11. NFC North champ, quite possibly 1st rd bye. Then all bets are off!

  10. Vikings O-line has to be one of the league’s most improved units over last season. Last year they were banged up (and not that good to begin with). They completely revamped the line and brought in all new guys, and it’s been a huge upgrade. I don’t know how the Lions let Reiff go (or Remmers from the Panthers), but I’m sure happy they did.

  11. You mean like how packer fans did last year with Bridgewater and Peterson, and this year with Bradford and Cook?
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    Proof? After the classless showing by Viking fans when Rodgers went down I went back and looked through those old threads and saw nothing but well wishes from packer fans for both TB and Cook. Way to play the phony victim to avoid owning up to the classless way you guys acted.

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