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Report: Vikings plan to rest starters on Sunday

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Apologies for not having had a lot of updates over the past couple of days. . .with the holidays happening and the Minnesota Vikings’ postseason spot already sealed, most of us took a few days off.

Speaking of getting a few days off, it sounds like that’s what the starters for the Vikings are going to be doing on Sunday in the regular season finale against the Chicago Bears.

Courtney Cronin of ESPN is reporting that the Vikings are “leaning heavily” towards resting their starters against the Bears on Sunday afternoon. With the Vikings locked into the #6 spot in the NFC playoff field and several key players already dealing with injury issues, the team appears to have decided that getting healthy for the postseason will outweigh the potential for getting to a record of 11-5.

Nothing has been confirmed on this yet, obviously, and we likely won’t see any confirmation until Sean Mannion is taking that first snap on Sunday afternoon rather than Kirk Cousins, but it certainly sounds like that’s the way the team is trending at this point.

Do you think the Vikings resting the bulk of their starters on Sunday is the right move, folks?


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