4 Vikings players that could return to the field vs. the Packers in Week 11

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Anthony Barr – LB

After missing almost the entire 2020 season due to a torn pectoral muscle, a knee injury has limited Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr to just four games this year.

Barr has been dealing with his knee injury all season long and it probably isn’t going to be fixed anytime soon, if at all. So Minnesota should expect it to be something they have to keep in mind for the rest of the season when it comes to his playing time and the number of reps he gets in practice.

When Barr has been on the field for the Vikings this year, he’s definitely made an impact. The Minnesota linebacker is essentially the on-field head coach for the defense when he’s in the lineup. There seems to be much less confusion among the team’s defensive players whenever he’s on the field.

With the Vikings going up against a very smart quarterback in Aaron Rodgers when they take on the Packers this weekend, having Barr on the field to help make sure everyone is in the right spot would definitely provide a boost to the chances of Minnesota getting a win on Sunday.