Who will miss the Minnesota Vikings game against the Carolina Panthers in Week 14 and whose status is up in the air? Here is the final injury report!
The Minnesota Vikings are still a little banged up, but looking at everything they have overcome to reach a 10-2 record and the top of the NFC while leading the NFC North has to be impressive to anyone watching the team play.
In week 14, their road trip continues against another tough team when they head to Charlotte to take on the Carolina Panthers and former NFL Most Valuable Player Cam Newton in an important NFC matchup.
Let’s take a look at the final injury reports for the game on Sunday, December 10, 2017 as shared on the official Vikings website:
- David Morgan, TE – concussion
- Mike Remmers, OT – low back
- – none –
- Pat Elflein, G – shoulder
Both the plays listed out this week are no big shock to those following the team’s practices throughout the week. Both players are sitting out on the side of caution, and while both Morgan and Remmers are good blockers, the team will be fine with Rashod Hill taking the right tackle spot and a heavier dose of Blake Bell at tight end.
Meanwhile, Elflein hasn’t missed a snap all year. That streak is in danger, but Minnesota has plenty of options to plug in at center if he is unable to go.
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- Shaq Thompson, LG – foot
- – none –
- Kaelin Clay, WR – shoulder
- Devin Funchess, WR – shoulder
- Ryan Kalil, C – neck
- Tyler Larsen, C – foot
- Greg Olsen, TE – foot
Shaq Thompson is a big loss. He’s a rangy linebacker and a good tackler who can drop back into coverage when needed, much like Eric Kendricks. However. the big issues come on offense, where multiple Panthers targets and linemen are not at 100 percent.
If both Ryan Kalil and Tyler Larsen are not available to play, the interior of the Panthers offensive line is going to be looking rough.
Who do you think is the biggest loss for either team on the injury report and who do you think has the best chance of playing who is listed as questionable? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.