Vikings enter Thanksgiving game healthy

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For the second straight year, the Vikings will be playing the Lions on Thanksgiving. When the road team shows up for the game, it will have all of its players on the field, most likely.

The final report has only three players listed as questionable: tackle Mike Remmers (concussion), safety Andrew Sendejo (groin/hamstring), and defensive end Brian Robison (back).

Five other Vikings appeared on the injury report throughout the week, but each (headlined by cornerback Xavier Rhodes, with a calf injury, and defensive end Everson Griffen, who has a foot injury) have no designation on the final report in advance of the Week 12 showdown between the 8-2 Vikings and 6-4 Lions.

33 responses to “Vikings enter Thanksgiving game healthy

  1. Biggest game of the year for the Vikes. After dismantling the LA Rams, a win here almost seals the division. Good Luck Vikings! SKOL! I predict Vikings 28, Lions 17

  2. A win by the Vikings will prove they are no fluke. A loss and we will have to wait for the next game(s) to see if the loss was an aberration or if they are reverting to their somewhat common second half flops. Given they are healthy and in the past they weren’t I think they will win this “prove it” game.

  3. Apparently, we have different interpretations of the definition of healthy. I wouldn’t call missing your starting QB, RB, DT and having your starting RT and S (extremely) questionable healthy, but maybe that’s just me.

  4. ninefingers9 says:
    November 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm
    Vikings defense is going to shut this team out.

    Yeah. Ok. Apparently all these geniuses with their Nostradamus like ability to see the future have already forgotten who won last time we played. The Vikings scare absolutely no one

  5. If the Vikings defense can manage to do what they did to the Lions in week 4, it should be a win. The offense self destructed and offered little help. The Vikings need to play press coverage because Tate and Jones tend to struggle to get separation when they are bumped at the line. It should give the defensive line time to get to Stafford without having to resort to blitzes all the time. Should be a good one.

  6. watchem313552556 says:

    November 22, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    I’m not a Lions fan but I wouldn’t sleep on them.

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    I don’t think anybody is sleeping on them. Us Vikings fan are well aware of the terrible luck they have had against the Lions. We were swept by them last year and lost in week 4. This is a game I am nervous about as a fan. The Lion’s games, are weird lower scoring games.

    The key to beating the Lions is getting out to a big lead. If the Lions are even close, Stafford has the ability to make amazing comebacks. Also their kicker can make field goals from SUPER Long distances.

    This is a tough out for sure. Short week, against a team that has owned us last year and so far this year. We’ve won more games against the Packers lately (Weird to say)

  7. spartanlegend says:

    November 22, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    ninefingers9 says:
    November 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm
    Vikings defense is going to shut this team out.

    Yeah. Ok. Apparently all these geniuses with their Nostradamus like ability to see the future have already forgotten who won last time we played. The Vikings scare absolutely no one

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    They should! Ignore the fact Case is our QB (He has played great by the way). This defense shutdown the best offensive in the league (The Rams), and scored 23 points on a defense that was ranked higher than the Vikings! It’s a team built to grind out games.

  8. spartanlegend says:
    November 22, 2017 at 2:06 pm
    ninefingers9 says:
    November 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm
    Vikings defense is going to shut this team out.

    Yeah. Ok. Apparently all these geniuses with their Nostradamus like ability to see the future have already forgotten who won last time we played. The Vikings scare absolutely no one
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    I know that for Lions fans getting good bounces and pulling out improbable wins has become the norm the past year and a half. While winning the last 3 games in the series the Lions have been benefitted from Blair Walsh, well being Blair Walsh last year. In the first meeting this year the Vikings dropped 3 easy picks, and put the ball on the ground 3 times without contact. The Vikings are playing a different brand of ball right now. I do anticipate a good close game, should be a fun way to kick off the day.

  9. In all seriousness Viking fans, it’s going to be a tough game for us, and your team is legit so far this season. It’s going to be a close one but I’ll say 23-21 Lions for our 5th Thanksgiving Day win in a row.

    I promised my family that I will not be on my iPhone during the game or dinner tomorrow, so I will catch you all on the flip side either to talk smack, or eat crow.

    GO LIONS #OnePride, and HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL!

  10. Yeah. Ok. Apparently all these geniuses with their Nostradamus like ability to see the future have already forgotten who won last time we played. The Vikings scare absolutely no one
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    Hmmm, tell that to the Rams. Last time these two teams played the Vikings had an uncharacteristic 3 fumbles. Stafford put up 13 points on that Viking defense who were constantly put in bad situations by the offense. These ain’t the same two teams that met up two months ago.

  11. Packers fan here – have to admit the Viking offense would be much better with Bradford and Cook. Keenum is doing well, but no doubt Bradford was better when healthy. While not nearly as injured as GB, I will acknowledge that half of the Vikings good offensive players are out.

    I expect MN will win easily. Would rather see the Lions win, but Stafford is the gift that keeps giving – not to the same extent as Cutler, but in the same ballpark.

  12. I think the Lions are going to fight with all their might. They know this game will determine who will likely win the NFC North. If I were the Vikings, I hope they prepared extensively in the short time they were able to practice this week.

    Matt Stafford will be the first of 3 pocket passers that the Vikings will face in a row and if Everson Griffen, Danielle Hunter, Linval Joesph, and all of the Vikings secondary come ready and prepared, this game should be pretty damn good.

  13. Vikings healthy. Good, then no excuses from their fan base following the loss. Or, will it be the refs? Lol

  14. I love all of the prognosticators. First, this “fraud” of a team was going to get “exposed” in Washington…. didn’t happen. Then, this “overrated” team was going to get “rolled” by the best offense in the league…..yeah, that didn’t happen either. Say whatever you want about the past 3 games between these 2 teams, but if the Vikings can beat Washington on the road (after just beating Seattle), and taking care of business against L.A. (the most productive offense in the league), I think they can thoroughly handle a Detroit team that needed a shanked FG to beat the hapless Bears. This won’t even be close, Murray is gonna run for 100+ yards, and the Theilen Diggs combo is gonna put on a Thanksgiving day clinic ala Randy Moss & Jake Reed!

    Vikes 35, Lions 14.

    #Gobble #Gobble
    #We’re Comin!

  15. djvh2 says:
    November 22, 2017 at 2:36 pm
    Packers fan here – have to admit the Viking offense would be much better with Bradford and Cook. Keenum is doing well, but no doubt Bradford was better when healthy. While not nearly as injured as GB, I will acknowledge that half of the Vikings good offensive players are out.

    I expect MN will win easily. Would rather see the Lions win, but Stafford is the gift that keeps giving – not to the same extent as Cutler, but in the same ballpark.

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    Clearly this clueless Packers fan has not paid attention to Stafford for a long time..He’s a different QB than he was 4 years ago.

  16. If megatron was still playing I would be a little worried. However, the motor city kitties killed his desire to play again.

  17. Vikings lost last year due to 3 turn overs. Lions aren’t as good as they were last year, Vikings are better. Vikings should win this game but it is the Lions on Turkey Day and they have a knack at beating the Vikings lately. Still think the more talented team wins out here 27-16 Vikings. SKOL

  18. If Vikings can keep the turnover margin even, or even no more than -1, they should win.

    What I don’t want to see is the slow start from the Vikings defense like the past two weeks. Opposing teams know that the Vikings defense wants to come in and stop the run, first and foremost. So both the Redskins and Rams took full advantage of that by running a lot of play action in the first series. I say blitz early to get the Lions out of the play action and make Stafford uncomfortable.

  19. Been a Vike fan for over 50 years and this year feels different than any other. We will not be denied. #SuperBowlHomeboy

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