It’s only been four games for the Minnesota Vikings, but it feels like it’s been about fourteen with the key injuries we’ve sustained.
Starting the season off with a big win on Monday Night Football with a healthy team and not allowing Adrian Peterson to do anything for the Saints was a great way to start the season for the Vikings. Couldn’t really draw it up any better, especially when AP was seen yelling at Head Coach Sean Payton during the loss.
Then we found out that Sam Bradford had some major pain going on in his knee and that he all of a sudden couldn’t play. That didn’t bode well for Minnesota as the went on the road and lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Then Case Keenum turned into Superman against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week 3 and torched them for over 300 yards and took the Vikings to 2-1.
Then this past week happened against the Lions. The offense looked lost and then we lost our start rookie running back to an ACL tear. The team looked visibly shook and we ended up dropping the game and to .500.
So now we are at week five. Here’s a great breakdown from My Top Sportsbooks.
“The Week 5 Monday Night Football game between the Vikings and Bears is a prognosticator’s nightmare. The Vikings just lost their best offensive weapon, rookie running back Dalvin Cook, to an ACL tear, and will be without starting QB Sam Bradford for the fourth straight game. That means the offense will be led by backup QB Case Keenum and plodding offseason acquisition Latavius Murray. In his three starts with the Vikes, Keenum has sandwiched a career game between two predictably awful performances, while Murray lacks even a fraction of the dynamism of Cook. Luckily for Minnesota, the defense is still healthy and has the potential to dominate.