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Turf Show Times

Rams-Vikings: Initial injury report

Welp. Next man up. The Los Angeles Rams’ Week 3 35-23 win over the Los Angeles Chargers came at a cost. CB Marcus Peters, CB Aqib Talib, KR/PR JoJo Natson, DL Dominique Easley and LT Andrew Whitworth were all reportedly injured in the game and expected to join ILB Mark Barron and K Greg Zuerlein on the injury report. So perhaps it’s good news that Big Whit didn’t make the report even though everyone else did: We knew Zuerlein is going to be out a bit more while Peters is going to miss a few weeks with the calf injury and Talib even more with surgery likely. Head Coach Sean McVay said...

Daily Norseman

Report: Everson Griffen involved in incident at Vikings hotel on Saturday

He wasn’t at U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s game On the final injury report that the Minnesota Vikings furnished prior to their loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, the team declared that defensive end Everson Griffen would not play because of a knee issue. But even though he was not going to be playing against the Bills, it was a bit unusual to hear that not only was Griffen not in uniform, he was not on the Vikings’ sideline, nor was he at U.S. Bank Stadium at all. Today, we were given insight into exactly why that is. . .and it sounds like something that could be pretty...

Pats Pulpit

Ex-Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo suffers season-ending ACL injury

Garoppolo’s year comes to an end in the worst possible way. After an encouraging 2017 season, expectations were high for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo entering 2018. While he started the year with a bad performance against the Minnesota Vikings, he bounced back quickly and despite playing behind an inconsistent offensive line was highly efficient in weeks two and three. Unfortunately, however, he will not be able to build on his recent momentum. As confirmed by an MRI, Garoppolo tore his ACL during his team’s 38-27 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday and as a...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Sunday's Vikings debacle felt way too much like 2016

Welcome to the Monday edition of The Cooler, where every bad memory is seared into our brains. Let’s get to it: *The 2016 Vikings had their season undone by a leaky offensive line. That team had a bad plan going in, and it only got worse as injuries stacked up. They started out 5-0 and were the talk of the NFL, but that quickly disintegrated into an 8-8 finish. Those woes were mitigated by an upgrade to nearly adequate line play a year ago — and to the good work Case Keenum did under duress — but injuries again caused the line to break down late in the year and contributed to the 38-7...

Twin Cities

Vikings hope Dalvin Cook returns Thursday to help revive running game

Dalvin Cook could only watch as the Vikings rushed for the third-fewest yards in franchise history Sunday. The second-year back was sidelined with a hamstring injury and missed the stunning 27-6 loss to Buffalo at U.S. Bank Stadium when Minnesota ran for all of 14 yards. The only worse rushing games in the Vikings’ 58-year history […]

Turf Show Times

Rams-Chargers: Perspective recap

Here’s the landscape for the Rams coming out of Week 3. The Los Angeles Rams downed the Los Angeles Chargers in the (the wall explodes as Zack de la Rocha walks through the rubble) WE FOUND YOUR WEAKNESS AND IT’S RIGHT OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR NOW TESTIFY Injuries Well, the Rams finally ran into the chipper here and have to deal with a rash of injuries on a short week with the Minnesota Vikings coming to LA on Thursday in Week 4. Already with EDGE Morgan Fox, WR/KR/PR Pharoh Cooper and WR Mike Thomas on injured reserve with rookie EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo on the Physically Unable to Perform...

The Viking Age

RUMOR: Everson Griffen’s Week 3 absence related to mental health

The Minnesota Vikings defensive end did not play on Sunday and was not present at U.S. Bank Stadium due to what the team described as personal matter. On Friday, the Minnesota Vikings revealed their final injury report for Week 3 and among those who would not be playing was defensive end Everson Griffen. The reasoning […] RUMOR: Everson Griffen’s Week 3 absence related to mental health - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

OC Register

Rams cornerback Aqib Talib likely out weeks with ankle injury, but news on Marcus Peters is better than feared

The team could be without both of its starting cornerbacks for Thursday night's home game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Dalvin Cook says Vikings aren't in panic mode

After being held out with a hamstring injury, running back Dalvin Cook says he’s feeling good and believes there's a good chance he'll play against the Rams.

ClutchPoints

Bills RB LeSean McCoy unlikely to play vs. Vikings

According to NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is unlikely to see the field in his team’s Week 3 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. McCoy suffered a rib injury in their 31-20 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers last week. He has been considered day-to-day all week, and will probably be […] The post Bills RB LeSean McCoy unlikely to play vs. Vikings appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Defensive end Everson Griffen not at Vikings game due to 'personal matter'

Defensive end Everson Griffen had already been ruled out for Sunday’s loss to the Bills due to what the team listed as a knee injury while he missed practice all week. The 30-year-old Griffen was not at U.S. Bank Stadium for the game due to a “personal matter,” according to head coach Mike Zimmer. “He’s having a personal matter and I’m going to leave it at that,” Zimmer said. Griffen missed just his third start since becoming a fixture in the Vikings lineup in 2014. He had played 69 snaps (90 percent) during the tie game in Green Bay before the knee injury popped up on the...

Twin Cities

Vikings rookie RB Mike Boone active, to play in first regular-season game

Vikings rookie running back Mike Boone, who had been listed as questionable with a groin injury, is active for Sunday’s game against Buffalo at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings also activated rookie running back Roc Thomas. Neither Boone nor Thomas were active in the first two games. Boone and Thomas will provide depth behind Latavius […]

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Vikings-Bills inactives: Defensive line turns to Stephen Weatherly, Tom Johnson

The Vikings (1-0-1) will be without defensive end Everson Griffen on Sunday against the Bills (0-2) for just the third time since he became a starter in 2014. Griffen, who is listed with a knee injury and didn’t practice all week after playing 69 snaps against the Packers, was one of four Vikings ruled out Friday. Defensive end Stephen Weatherly will get his first career NFL start in place of Griffen with defensive end Danielle Hunter expected to shift to defend off left tackle. Defensive tackle Tom Johnson, re-signed this week on a one-year deal worth up to $1.5 million, will be a...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Vikings' Adam Thielen gives back as well as receives

He and his wife partnering with U’s children’s hospital.

Twin Cities

Vikings hall of famer Chris Doleman visits Twin Cities, feels better after surgery for brain cancer

Vikings hall of fame defensive end Chris Doleman has made it back to the Twin Cities this year, six months later than he had expected. Doleman, who lives outside Atlanta, had planned to attend Super Bowl LII in February at U.S. Bank Stadium. However, Doleman in January was diagnosed with brain cancer and underwent surgery. […]

The Viking Age

Pat Elflein returns to lead Minnesota Vikings offensive line

After two surgeries in the offseason and extensive rehab work, Minnesota Vikings second-year center Pat Elflein will return to the playing field on Sunday. What makes Elflein so special–and crucial to the Vikings future? In 2016, the Minnesota Vikings ranked last in the NFL in rushing yards. An early season-ending injury to Adrian Peterson left […] Pat Elflein returns to lead Minnesota Vikings offensive line - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Twin Cities

Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell insists dislocated finger won’t hamper him

After dropping three passes last Sunday at Green Bay, Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has another potential issue. Treadwell said Friday he suffered a dislocated left finger on the final ball thrown to him in overtime in the 29-29 tie. However, he insisted the injury won’t affect him Sunday against Buffalo at U.S. Bank Stadium. […]

Acme Packing Company

Packers Week 3 Injury Report: Kevin King out, Rodgers questionable again

The Packers’ secondary will be short at least one member on Sunday, with two more set to be game time decisions. The Green Bay Packers will suit up in Washington for a week three game on Sunday, but they will do so without one starter in the secondary. Cornerback Kevin King, who left last week’s game against the Minnesota Vikings with a groin injury, has been ruled out for this Sunday’s game on the team’s Friday injury report. King left the game around halftime and did not return. The coaching staff chose veteran Davon House as his primary replacement, which was a tough draw against...

Tip of the Tower

Buffalo Bills: Latest injury news and odds for Week 3

Looking at the latest injury news and game odds for the Buffalo Bills, as they attempt to bounce back against the Minnesota Vikings and save a season which is fast becoming a lost cause. Just another average week for the Buffalo Bills, as they lost their home opener, dropped to 0-2 on the season and […] Buffalo Bills: Latest injury news and odds for Week 3 - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts

Hogs Haven

Should the Redskins Be Worried about the Green Bay Packers?

Aaron Rodgers is back, and that’s cause for some concern for Washington Team: Green Bay Packers 2017 Record: 7-9 (3rd, NFC North) 2018 Record: 1-0-1 (t-1st, NFC North) Outlook: Mike McCarthy’s Packers were 4-1 when Aaron Rodgers got knocked out early against the Minnesota Vikings on October 15. Predictably, Green Bay wasn’t the same after Rodgers’ injury, winding up 7-9 and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008. After an injury scare against the Bears in Week One, Rodgers is back, but his longtime favorite target Jordy Nelson (Raiders) isn’t. The Packers still have...

Twin Cities

Vikings center Pat Elflein to return Sunday after working way back from injuries

For the first time in eight months, Pat Elflein on Sunday will take the field for a game. The Vikings center suffered a fractured left ankle in last January’s NFC championship game at Philadelphia. He underwent surgery on the ankle as well as on his shoulder, which he had hurt in December. Elflein missed all […]

The Viking Age

Minnesota Vikings vs Bills injury report: Two starters to miss Week 3

Some big names for the Minnesota Vikings are showing up on the Injury Report for their Week 3 game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. The Minnesota Vikings are fresh off a tie against their division rivals and looking to get back to winning football games as they face off against the […] Minnesota Vikings vs Bills injury report: Two starters to miss Week 3 - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Vikings Territory

Vikings vs. Bills: Week 3 Injury Report

The Minnesota Vikings will not be at full strength when they host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The team’s official injury report lists four starters out for Week 3 — DE Everson Griffen (knee), RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring), TE David Morgan (knee), and PR Marcus Sherels (ribs). Backup RB Mike Boone is also listed as … The post Vikings vs. Bills: Week 3 Injury Report appeared first on Vikings Territory.

Daily Norseman

Minnesota Vikings injury report: Dalvin Cook, Everson Griffen OUT vs Buffalo

Four players listed as “out” for Minnesota in total It’s Friday, and in addition to getting down on Friday, this is the day that teams across the National Football League release their final injury reports before Sunday’s games. The Minnesota Vikings are no different, as their final injury report has just come out, and there are several key names that will not be suiting up against the Buffalo Bills at U.S. Bank Stadium. Most notably, both running back Dalvin Cook and Everson Griffen have been declared as “out” for Sunday’s contest. Cook left last Sunday’s game against the...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Vikings' Dalvin Cook, Everson Griffen won't play Sunday vs. Bills, Mike Zimmer says

Running back Dalvin Cook and defensive end Everson Griffen will be held out of Sunday’s game against the Bills after neither player practiced all week, according to Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. Cook left last weekend’s game in Green Bay with a hamstring injury suffered during overtime. He worked off to the side of practice this week with strength and conditioning coach Mark Uyeyama. Griffen is listed with a knee injury and hasn’t been seen on the practice field this week. He’s been around the Vikings facilities, but the veteran pass rusher will miss just his third game since...

Daily Norseman

Buffalo Bills injury report: Shaq Lawson OUT, LeSean McCoy questionable

Let’s see the bumps and bruises for the visitors In the lead up to Sunday’s contest at U.S. Bank Stadium, the Buffalo Bills have released their final injury report for their matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Let’s take a look at who’s injured for Buffalo and the impact it might have. The only players that the Bills have declared as “out” is defensive end Shaq Lawson. Lawson missed the Bills’ game last week against the San Diego Chargers as well, so this will be the second game in a row where he won’t see the field. The biggest name on the report for the Bills is...

Fox Sports

Bills list running back McCoy questionable for game at Vikes

Bills running back LeSean McCoy is listed as questionable Friday due to a rib cartilage injury for Buffalo's game at the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday

Acme Packing Company

SB Nation football fans want NFL to go to college overtime rules

With two ties in two weeks, our FanPulse results show that college rules are the most popular option for fixing NFL overtime. After six quarters of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers playing on one leg — leading to a win over the Chicago Bears and a tie against the Minnesota Vikings, Packers fans reasons for both worry and optimism. Thankfully, optimism appears to be winning out. A week after seeing our confidence index in the Acme Packing Company FanPulse survey drop fro 98% to 78% following Rodgers’ injury, the numbers increased up to 85% following the tie. Presumably...