After dropping a heartbreaker to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will play the second game of their three-game homestand this week at U.S. Bank Stadium, when they welcome the Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers are led by former Vikings’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who has found a new home as a starter after serving as a backup in New Orleans for a couple of seasons. It doesn’t appear as though the Panthers will have the services of star running back Christian McCaffrey, who has missed several games with a shoulder issue.
As for the Vikings, it looks as though they will be without star wide receiver Adam Thielen. Thielen, the NFL’s leader in receiving touchdowns with 11, was placed on the Vikings’ reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday and is still on it, though there remains a slim chance he can come off of it by Sunday.
With a record of 4-6, the Vikings are likely going to have to win out and get help if they want to have any chance of making the postseason. It’s pretty unlikely, but stranger things have happened in NFL history.
This game is a noon Central time kickoff and will be broadcast on FOX.