Vikings extend lead as injuries keep mounting for Packers

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The Packers are going to have to try for a comeback win without quarterback Aaron Rodgers and there are several other players who have been forced out of the proceedings with injuries.

Left guard Lane Taylor and cornerback Quinten Rollins both left the game before halftime and have been ruled out for the rest of the contest. Running back Ty Montgomery, who missed last week’s game with broken ribs, went to the blue medical tent during the third quarter and right tackle Bryan Bulaga was placed in the concussion protocol around the same time.

It was the first game of the year that both Bulaga and left tackle David Bakhtiari were in the lineup at the same time, although Erin Andrews of FOX Sports reported during the game that Bakhtiari is also dealing with an injury.

Cornerback Lenzy Pipkins needed medical attention after the final play of the third quarter and the Vikings kicked a field goal to start the fourth. That extends their lead to 20-10 against a wounded Packers squad that came into the game without defensive backs Kevin King, Davon House and Morgan Burnett.

UPDATE 3:39 p.m. ET: The Packers announced Bulaga is out with a concussion and that Bakhtiari is questionable with a hamstring injury.

UPDATE 4:00 p.m. ET: Montgomery has returned to the game.

29 responses to “Vikings extend lead as injuries keep mounting for Packers

  1. It’s a 2 score game with 10 minutes left and the Pack have the ball. Though I have little faith in check-down Hundley to help the Pack win, I do have plenty of faith in the Vikings to find a way to let the Pack make this close if not steal it.

  2. Vikies look good against green bay’s third string.
    Yes its a shame Rodgers went out but look at whats happend to the Vikings in the past 14 months shall we? Bridgewater’s knee explodes damn near loses his leg still waiting to come back off a non contact injury. Bradford after a great game against the Saints knee arthritis probably done for the year non contact. Cook tears his ACL non contact injury. Yes injuries suck especially the non contact variety but that happens in the nfl. So now both the Vikings and Packers have to make due with what they got and hope its good enough to carry them to the finish line.

  3. True Packer fan: Packers’ season seems largely over. And that’s not the end of the world; lots of yard work to get done!

  4. Even though it might look bad now, I actually love meat grinders. Surprised?

  5. marvin1958 says:
    October 15, 2017 at 3:45 pm
    Vikies look good against green bay’s third string
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    Packer fan admitting that without Aaron Rodgers that McCarthy has built a third string team.

    Nice!!!!!!

  6. All it takes is one dirty hit and the Vikies are contenders…until they do what they always do…bwahaha

  7. I distinctly remember a few Packer fans guarantee a Packer victory at US Bank stadium for the second year in a row.

    I won’t mention names. They know who they are.

    Typical Packer fans writing checks their team can’t cash.

    Sorry Rodgers went down. But injuries happen.

  8. marvin1958 says:
    October 15, 2017 at 4:10 pm
    All it takes is one dirty hit and the Vikies are contenders…until they do what they always do…bwahaha

    ****

    Wasn’t dirty pal. It’s people like you why the league is going soft.

  9. Hundley looked decent. It might take the Packa couple weeks to adjust, but I think they could survive until Rodgers is back.

  10. Vikings should have won by 35 and Hundley should have been sacked 10 times. The Vikings are a joke and I wouldn’t be surprised if still they don’t win the division with Rodgers gone.

  11. marvin1958 says:
    October 15, 2017 at 4:10 pm
    All it takes is one dirty hit and the Vikies are contenders…until they do what they always do…bwahaha

    —————————-

    Only trolls and the clueless really think that was a dirty hit.

  12. As painful as it is to say, all of the Vikings injuries do not equate to Aaron Rodgers. Yes they lost 2 quarterbacks and the best RB since Peterson was in his prime. But let’s be real here. They’re not Aaron Rodgers. He is by far the best quarterback on the NFL and games are won and lost on his shoulders. There is no replacing him. Especially with the amount of injuries plaguing the rest of the team. They ended the day with 0 reserve lineman and 2 healthy cornerbacks. The team healthy might’ve had a chance without Rodgers. Now without him, they have nothing.

  13. usdcoyotesfan says:
    October 15, 2017 at 4:32 pm
    The Vikings didn’t beat the Packers, the Packers beat themselves.

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    Sounds like you are saying the Packers are a crappy team…I won’t argue with you on that one…

  14. LombardisHouse says:
    October 15, 2017 at 4:37 pm
    Vikings should have won by 35 and Hundley should have been sacked 10 times. The Vikings are a joke and I wouldn’t be surprised if still they don’t win the division with Rodgers gone.
    //////
    I’ve seen 4 year olds that whine less than this clowns post. When you sober up buddy, I recommend a new hobby, because your football season is over. Hey, where’s that guy that keeps telling us how classy your fanbase is? Well, at least Rodgers will have the support of his family while he rehabs his injury. Oh, wait…

  15. marvin1958 says:
    October 15, 2017 at 3:45 pm
    Vikies look good against green bay’s third string
    /////
    How come your team didn’t put in their second string QB and starting RB and WR’s? Oh, wait…

  16. Difference between the Vikings and Packer is the Vikings can lose a starting QB (2 in past 2 years) and their starting RB and still find a way to be 4-2. its called depth and talent. When you team only has 1 dude that carries the team and he goes down, well, you will see the Packers go 1-9 the rest of the way.

  17. usdcoyotesfan says:
    October 15, 2017 at 4:32 pm
    The Vikings didn’t beat the Packers, the Packers beat themselves.

    ***

    The Packers didn’t beat the VIkings…there that’s all that needs to be said.

  18. By the end of the game, GB had their 3rd string G playing LT. 5th RT who they picked up 2 weeks ago. And 3rd & 4th string safeties playing CB… Good time Packer Nation, Good times…

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