We're all mad about being 3-6, but let's put this into the perspective of the Vikings' injury situation this year, and compare it to last year. Without going into every one, let's talk about the injuries.

When you look at the injury picture, it's clear that the Vikings are in much worse shape this year. The biggest difference is that last year, rookie Jasper Brinkley filled in decently for EJ Henderson. This year, our substitutes have not filled those empty shoes as well.

Injuries 2010

Favre - hampered greatly by injuries

Rice - unable to play so far

EJ Henderson - slight decline in quality of play

Cedric Griffin - is missing most of season due to knee injuries

Percy Harvin - thus far, missed most of training camp, but only some practice, and no games due to migraines.
Has been somewhat hampered by bumps and bruises. 

Chris Cook - missed some games due to injuries

John Sullivan - missed most of the year with calf injury

Shiancoe - missed some with an injury

Jaymar Johnson - missing entire year on IR

Injuries 2009

EJ Henderson -lost for season in Cardinals game

Pat Williams - missed a game or two

Antoine Winfield - missed half of the year, and otherwise was hampered after injury sustained in Ravens game

Cedric Griffin - lost to injury just before the last defensive series of the season

Percy Harvin - missed a lot of practice and a game or two due to migraines

McKinnie - slightly hampered by foot injury

Hutchinson - slightly hampered by shoulder injury


Other personnel changes

2009 - Erin Henderson missed part of the year due to suspension

2010 - Vikings draft Chris Cook, and trade Benny Sapp for Greg Camarillo

2010 - Vikings trade a 3rd round draft pick for Randy Moss, then cut him a few games later

2010 - Vikings lost Chester Taylor to free agency, and draft Toby Gerhart

2010 - Vikings traded Rosenfels and Reynaud for late-round draft picks


This year. nobody has filled Rice's, Cedric Griffin's, or John Sullivan's shoes.

So maybe we need to first consider the injury situation as we figure out what has gone wrong so far this season.

Go Vikings!

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