The Minnesota Vikings will be without at least four players against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6.
It’s now or never for the Minnesota Vikings. Last week felt like a must-win game, but the team came up short against an undefeated Seahawks squad. This week, the game is much more winnable as they play a winless Falcons team fresh off firing their head coach.
Sadly, not every member of the purple and gold will be ready to play this game. Some players are banged up and won’t be able to suit up for Sunday’s game, making the challenge of getting a second win a little more challenging.
Here is who is out or in danger of missing the game according to the team’s official website.
- Kris Boyd, cornerback – hamstring
- Dalvin Cook, running back – groin
- K.J. Osborn, kick returner/receiver – hamstring
- Dru Samia, guard – wrist
- Holton Hill, cornerback – foot
- – none –
It’s not good to see both Kris Boyd and Holton Hill on the injury report. However, there is still plenty of talent with Mike Hughes, Cameron Dantzler, and Jeff Gladney looking to get some major playing time on Sunday.
Of course, the biggest name on this list is superstar Dalvin Cook. Minnesota will attempt to make do with Alexander Mattison, Mike Boone, and Ameer Abdullah working together against the Falcons.
Dru Samia’s mysterious wrist injury will put a new offensive lineman in the mix for Minnesota, but it is unclear who that person will be. However, the hope is that they can do a better job protecting Kirk Cousins with his new assortment of blockers.
- Jaylinn Hawkins, safety – concussion
- Takk McKinley, defensive end – groin
- – none –
- John Cominsky, defensive end – illness
The Minnesota secondary will be in for a big challenge as Julio Jones is expected to return to the lineup for Atlanta this week. Calvin Ridley has been having monster games in his absence, making this explosive offense even more challenging to predict.
Otherwise, the names on the injury report for the Falcons aren’t much to hinder their chances on Sunday. Still, this is a game the purple and gold need to take very seriously, or else they will end up inching closer to throwing this season in the toilet.
Will the Minnesota Vikings be able to get a win against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6? Or will these injuries and the opposing team’s talent be too much to overcome? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.