Time to start looking at the bumps and bruises
It’s Wednesday, and that means that teams around the NFL are starting to put together their injury reports in anticipation of this Sunday’s NFL schedule. The Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Chargers have done just that ahead of their clash at U.S. Bank Stadium, so let’s take a look at both of those reports here now.
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It’s a swap of picks well down the track
Through the first two games of the 2023 NFL season, the running game for the Minnesota Vikings has the fewest yards in the league. On Wednesday, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and company took a step that they hope will change that.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Vikings have agreed to a trade with the Los Angeles Rams that will see them acquire running back Cam Akers. The deal is for a swap of draft picks in the 2026 NFL Draft. Once we know what picks those are, we’ll be sure to let...
The Vikings’ latest acquisition Dalton Risner gave his first interview with reporters in the locker room on Wednesday. It was an interesting and surprisingly candid interview from Risner, who talked about why he remained a free agent so long, his role, and other things. The interview is available here:
A couple takeaways:
1) It seems unlikely that he’ll play on Sunday.
2) He sort of admitted the reason he remained on the market was a difference in what he wanted to be paid and what teams were willing to offer him.
3) He also mentioned that he was planning to...
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More questions about the new guard
Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Minnesota Vikings fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate in the weekly emailed surveys.
It is, once again, time for another of our SB Nation Reacts surveys about our Minnesota Vikings, and this one has to do with the team’s most recent addition.
Along with our usual question about how confident you are in the direction of the team, we have a pair of questions about offensive lineman...
Contract hold-in seems a long time ago
In all this seriousness Danielle Hunter has been having a heck of a start to his season, registering 4 sacks, 5 TFL, and 4 qb hits.
How does that stack up for Mr. Hunter?
Danielle Hunter “got that dawg in him” plays through first two games of each season compared with his yearly earnings:
Join Tyler Forness and guest Alex Katson on this episode of The Real Forno Show as they discuss the highly anticipated Vikings vs Chargers game coming up this Sunday. Get exclusive insights into the impact of Kellen Moore on the Chargers’ offense and the intriguing situation surrounding Brandon Staley’s defense. Don’t miss out! SKOL!
Join Tyler Forness on The Real Forno Show as he dives into the upcoming clash between the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Chargers. Both teams are desperate to avoid a 0-3 start, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.
The Vikings have shown flashes of brilliance...
Vikings are down but not out of the postseason
The Vikings started the season 0-2, largely if not entirely due to having a 7-1 turnover deficit over those two games. That puts them in a significant hole they need to climb out of if they’re to make the postseason.
NFL Football Operations has produced an updated postseason probability chart updated for the 17-game season- and 7 playoff teams- that looks like this:
As a 0-2 team, the Vikings have just a 22% chance to make the postseason according to this updated chart. That’s basically the same probability as the Vikings...
Move Makes Clear Vikings’ Priorities
After meeting with Dalton Risner over a month ago, with no offer extended and no movement on signing him for a month afterward according to local beat writer Darren Wolfson, the Vikings and Risner made a deal for the top free agent guard to come to Minnesota.
My guess is that the deal was done because Risner was willing to come down on price. He had a market value of $9.5 million in annual average contract value according to Spotrac, based on comparable signings adjusted for performance, but the Vikings were able to sign him...
What are the early games around the division saying for Minnesota?
We’re now two weeks into the NFL Season with the conclusion of yesterday’s Monday night contests and, safe to say, it’s been a wild ride of a season so far for not just your Vikings, but many others around the league.
The 0-2 record the Vikings possess is far from ideal, especially considering the effect of frustrating crucial turnovers and penalties. There is no ‘good’ way to lose but it has been particularly painful knowing that we had a shot at winning both games. We didn’t get blown against...
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The best news yesterday was obviously the signing on offensive gord Dalton Risner. It is a relief to almost all fans and a long time coming. The hope is that he will contribute greatly to better pass protection. This is also the expectation and it will be interesting to observe those that praise him now but then turn on him later.
I will say that considering he did not go through training camp or the preseason that he could be fairly rusty. It could take...
The signing Vikings fans have been dreaming of has finally come to fruition.
After a frustrating 0-2 start, the Minnesota Vikings finally decided to shore up the interior offensive line by signing the top free agent at the position. The Vikings have agreed to terms with former Denver Broncos offensive guard Dalton Risner, sources tell Ian Rapoport. It’s a one-year deal worth $4 million, with $2.25 million guaranteed at signing.
Risner, 28, was drafted in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft and started 62 games in his four seasons with the Broncos. Risner quickly established himself as an...