In anticipation of this Monday night's contest, both the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants have released their final injury reports. Let's take a look at both teams, starting with the visitors as we always do.
Man. . .that's a whole lot of names, but not a lot of guys expected to miss action. Matt Kalil is a bit of a worry. . .the Vikings' offensive line has been pretty shaky with him, but without him it would be a complete disaster. But all indications are that he's going to give it a go. Walsh's hamstring issue is with his plant leg, not his kicking leg, and he's had the issue for a couple of weeks now. No other major issues on the report for the Vikings, though we would like to congratulate Rodney Smith, who apparently celebrated his promotion to the 53-man roster by getting hurt seriously enough to be listed as doubtful.
And now, on to the home team, the New York Football Giants.
As Ed Valentine mentioned in our "Five Good Questions" piece, the Giants are having some issues at running back, with Wilson out and Jacobs ailing. It appears they're also having some injury problems in the defensive backfield with three corners listed in their report. Will the Vikings be able to take advantage of it? That will be a big key on Monday night.
And that's a look at the injury reports for both teams, ladies and gentlemen. Hopefully neither team will be adding to this list following Monday's contest.