Optimistic Report Regarding Vikings WRs

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 20, 2009 – 8:28 am

With Percy Harvin dealing with migraines and Sidney Rice missing practice time this week due to an illness, the Vikings had both WRs listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.

Without both players on Sunday night in Carolina, the Vikings would be missing significant pieces of their scoring attack. Harvin is 2nd on the team in receptions and receiving yards and he leads the NFL with 1,780 all-purpose yards, including 986 kickoff return yards and 2 kickoff return TDs. Rice leads the Vikings in receptions with 67 and he leads the NFC in receiving yards with 1,075.

But this report from the Pioneer Press’ website suggests that both players might be suiting up for the Vikings. That would be good news for the Purple, who suddenly have even more incentive to defeat Carolina because of the New Orleans Saints loss to Dallas last night. A win tonight would slice the Saints hold on the NFC’s #1 seed to just 1 game, with the Vikings holding the tie-breaker.

Harvin and Rice’s official status for tonight’s game won’t be known until 90 minutes prior to kickoff, when the Vikings and Panthers are required to submit their list of inactive players.

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7 Responses to “Optimistic Report Regarding Vikings WRs”

  1. By Suzi on Dec 20, 2009 | Reply

    Great news, and was a great game! Now we need Philly to lose, right?

  2. By PAVikesFan on Dec 20, 2009 | Reply

    Unless we win 2 games or win out, it doesn’t matter what Philly does, but, if we lose 2 games and they win out, we’ll be tied and they would have the tie-breaker…Regardless, we don’t want to lose any games here, hopefully we get it going and gather some momentum heading into the playoffs

  3. By Cheese Heads for Favre on Dec 20, 2009 | Reply

    Lets look forward not back, NOSaints are human after all and will lose again. Dome-Field-Advantage is within reach. Keep winnin…

  4. By PAVikesFan on Dec 20, 2009 | Reply

    The Saints are human…This loss could actually be beneficial to them, it could re-focus thier entire team and get them going again, the pressure is off now and they can once again play loose…Regardless, the NFC is all about the domes this post-season

  5. By Suzi on Dec 20, 2009 | Reply

    Thanks for clarifying that!

  6. By flvikesFan on Dec 20, 2009 | Reply

    what gives the vikings the tie breaker over the saints?

  7. By PAVikesFan on Dec 20, 2009 | Reply

    IF we end up with the same record, the Saints would have more conference losses, so we would own the tie-breaker for having a better conference record than them

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