My apologies for not getting this put together on Friday like I usually do, folks. . .wound up spending most of my day yesterday on a tour of the Korean DMZ, which is an amazing and awesome experience for anyone that manages to find their way to this neck of the woods.
But, now we're back on track, and we're going to have a look at the final injury reports for the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears going into this weekend's final meeting at the Metrodome between the two teams. Let's start, as we always do, with the visitors.
Cutler's injury means that the Bears will once again roll with Josh McCown at quarterback. Generally, I'd say this is a good thing for the Vikings, but they've managed to make every quarterback look spectacular this year, so I won't go that far. Briggs being out is helpful for the Vikings, though, and we'll have to see how much the injuries to Forte and Marshall will slow them down, if at all.
And now, on to the home team.
The Vikings are actually starting to get back to full strength. . .well, as "full strength" as an NFL team can get 12 games into a season, I suppose. Rhodes and Webb have cleared their concussion tests and are expected to play their normal roles. Outside of Robinson and Rudolph (and obviously Harrison Smith), there really aren't a lot of serious injuries on the Vikings' side of the ledger any more.
And that's a look at the injury reports for both the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears going into their final match-up at the Metrodome.