The final game of the 2016 NFL regular season is nearly upon us, folks, as we are a little less than 48 hours away from kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium between the Chicago Bears and your Minnesota Vikings. Since this is Friday, that means it's injury report day across the NFL, and both teams involved in this contest have released their final reports. Let's take a look at both sides, starting with the visiting team.
With 13 players listed on their injury report, the Bears are a rare team that has managed to outdo the Vikings in that category this season. While they haven't officially ruled anyone out, it doesn't appear that Floyd is going to be suiting up, which is a break for the Vikings as he had a big game the first time these two teams got together in October. With this many players listed as questionable, it's difficult to figure exactly what the Bears are going to do with their inactives on Sunday, so I won't speculate too much.
Now, for the final time this season, we move on to our favorite team.
|Alex Boone||G||Low Back||DNP||DNP||DNP||Doubtful|
A few takeaways from here.
- We may have, officially, seen the last of Peterson in a Minnesota Vikings' uniform with the declaration that he won't be playing on Sunday.
- It appears that I may have jinxed Stefon Diggs with the suggestion that he might get to 1,000 yards, as it doesn't appear that he will be playing on Sunday either.
- With Boone likely being out, the Vikings will have to shuffle the offensive line again. The team will likely end up keeping Nick Easton at center, and could slot either Fusco (who is returning after missing two games) or Berger at left guard with the other playing the right guard spot. No indication at this point which way they'll go.
That's a look at the injury reports for this Sunday's contest, ladies and gentlemen. We'll have more coverage of this one leading up to Sunday's kickoff.