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Friday Injury Report Released

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 23, 2009 – 1:32 pm

As noted in the blog earlier, CB Antoine Winfield was held out of practice again on Friday and is listed as doubtful. Also, WR Percy Harvin was limited in practice and is listed as questionable.

There were a few changes on the Friday report. S Eric Frampton (ankle), T Phil Loadholt (ankle) and RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) all went from limited participants to full participation on Friday and are listed as probable. S Husain Abudllah (back), WR Darius Reynaud (hamstring) and S Madieu Williams (quad) all remained limited, with Abdullah listed and Williams listed as questionable and Reynaud listed as doubtful.

For the Steelers, S Troy Polamalu, RB Rashard Mendenhall and LB Andre Frazier were all full participants. Mendenhall and Polamalu are listed as probable and Frazier is listed as questionable.


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Winfield Doubtful, Harvin Questionable

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 23, 2009 – 1:12 pm

The injury report hasn’t officially been released, but Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress told reporters just moments ago following practice that CB Antoine Winfield (foot) will be listed as doubtful on the report and WR Percy Harvin (shoulder) will be listed as questionable.

According to the NFL’s injury reporting guidelines, doubtful means there’s a 25% chance the player will play and questionable means there’s a 50% chance.

We’ll have another update when the Vikings and Steelers release the official injury report.


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Winfield, Polamalu Update

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 23, 2009 – 12:18 pm

Nothing is official yet because the Vikings and Steelers haven’t issued their Friday injury reports, but there is an update in the status of key defenders CB Antoine Winfield and S Troy Polamalu.

Winfield is dealing with a foot injury suffered in the 1st half of last week’s Ravens game. The injury has caused Winfield to miss practice this week and the Access Vikings blog on the Star Tribune’s website pointed out that Winfield was again absent from practice on Friday.

Polamalu suffered a knee injury in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans and that forced him out of action for the remainder of that game and also Weeks 2-5. He returned last week but then re-aggravated the injury during the game and missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday. But today, Polamalu was back on the practice field, according to this report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Both teams will release their final injury reports of the week later today and we’ll have an update right here on the vikings.com as soon as one is available.


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Vikings-Steelers Key Matchups Are Posted

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 23, 2009 – 11:10 am

Every Friday during the regular season, vikings.com looks at 3 matchups that will help determine the outcome of the Vikings upcoming game.

This week’s Key Matchups feature has been posted and includes a breakdown of the following matchups: QB Brett Favre vs. S Troy Polamalu, T Bryant McKinnie vs. OLB James Harrison, and Leslie Frazier vs. QB Ben Roethlisberger.

You can read this week’s Key Matchups feature by clicking here.


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Read The vikings.com Blog On Your Mobile Device

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on October 23, 2009 – 10:21 am

Fans can now read the vikings.com Blog on their Blackberry, iPhone, or other equipped mobile devices.  To view the vikings.com Blog on your mobile device, simply visit ‘http://blog.vikings.com’ and you’ll be good to go.  Get all the latest Vikings-related info while you’re on the go.

The entire vikings.com site should be available on your mobile device early in 2010.


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Vikings vs. Steelers Preview Videos

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on October 23, 2009 – 8:48 am

Thanks to our friends at NFL Network and NFL Films, vikings.com is loaded with video previews for Sunday’s showdown with the Steelers.  Click the links below to view the various videos.

General Preview

NFL Films gives fans an overview of both teams and what to look for on Sunday.

Steel City Showdown Set for Sunday

Favre vs. Roethlisberger.  NFL.com’s Vic Carucci breaks down the Week 7 matchup between the Vikings and Steelers.

Weather Update For Sunday

For only the second time this season, the Vikings will be playing outdoors.  Check out the latest forecast for Sunday’s game.

NFL Network Playbook: Vikings vs. Steelers

Joe Theismann shows how Brett Favre will contiue to roll vs. the Steelers.

Vikings-Steelers Breakdown

Can the Steelers defense stop Adrian Peterson? NFL Total Access delves into the matchup.

Vikings-Steelers Discussion – Friday, Oct. 23

The NFL Total Access crew discusses what to look for in the Vikings-Steelers Week 7 matchup.


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Check It Out – Vikings Mic’d Up

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 23, 2009 – 7:49 am

Both Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress and FB Fahu Tahi were mic’d up for last Sunday’s Vikings-Ravens game. You can watch Childress mic’d up by clicking here and you can watch Tahi mic’d up by clicking here.

In the Childress video, you can hear him explain to Ravens coaches why he’s kept his beard, as well as listen to interaction between the head coach and Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh, Vikings QB Brett Favre and RB Adrian Peterson.

The Tahi piece features pregame conversation with Peterson, teaching points on the sideline from RBs coach Eric Bieniemy and postgame celebration after the Ravens missed a potential game-winning kick. Also, the Tahi feature highlights a couple of big-time collisions between Tahi and Ravens LB Ray Lewis.


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vikings.com Mailbag Is Posted

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 23, 2009 – 7:39 am

This week’s vikings.com Mailbag feature has been posted. You can read it by clicking here. The vikings.com Mailbag is posted every Friday.

Do you have a question or a comment? Send your questions/comments to the vikings.com Mailbag. You can submit your questions/comments to me by sending an email to wobschallm@vikings.nfl.net.

I can’t post every question/comment, but I’ll answer them all.


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