Quite a few players will be sitting out during the game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football in Week 15.
Only four games remain on the regular-season schedule for the Minnesota Vikings and if the team wants to have any hope of making the playoffs, they will need to find a way to win a majority of those contests.
The next hurdle for the Vikings comes in the form of the Chicago Bears. They will take on their division opponents on Monday Night Football in a game that should be a hard-fought affair with postseason implications.
A win this week would be huge and having the best possible players on the field to compete would be a big benefit for either squad. Sadly, that will not be the case as some big names will be unavailable to suit up.
Here is the Week 15 injury report, according to the official Vikings website.
- – none –
- Bashaud Breeland, CB – not injury related
- Adam Thielen, WR – ankle
- Dan Chisena, WR
- Alexander Mattison, RB
- Dede Westbrook, WR
Getting left tackle Christian Darrisaw back from his ankle injury will be huge, but the big news is that Adam Thielen is not yet ruled out of this game against the Bears. A high ankle sprain looked like it would force the wide receiver to miss multiple weeks, but having him available could be huge for Minnesota especially since Dede Westbrook and Dan Chisena might leave the depth chart a bit thin..
*No players were listed as doubtful for Minnesota
- Xavier Crawford, DB – concussion
- DeAndre Houston-Carson, DB – forearm
- Jason Peters, OL – ankle
- Marquise Goodwin, WR – foot
- Khyiris Tonga, DL – shoulder/illness
- Akiem Hicks, DL – ankle
- Roquan Smith, LB – hamstring
- Larry Borom, OL
- Artie Burns, DB
- Isaiah Coulter, WR
- Andy Dalton, QB
- Mario Edwards Jr., DL
- Joel Iyiegbuniwe, LB
- Eddie Jackson, DB
- Jesse James, TE
- Sam Kamara, LB
- Ryan Nall, RB
- Allen Robinson II, WR
- Duke Shelley, DB
That list of players is massive, especially since there are so many on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Allen Robinson is an absolute threat every week to have a huge game. Meanwhile, Eddie Jackson’s situation leaves the Bears’ pass defense in an even more vulnerable position than normal.
Chicago will miss Jason Peters at left tackle while going up against the Vikings’ NFL best sack squad. And if Marquise Goodman can’t play, things will be even harder for a Bears squad on a cold Monday night in Chicago.
Are you excited to see if Adam Thielen will really play on Monday Night Football? Do you think he will actually suit up? And what other injuries do you think are significant? Let us know your opinions in the comments.