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NFC Championship Game Thread: Vikings-Eagles

Post by dead_poet » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:08 am

Per Rapoport, Thielen is expected to play despite being in plenty of pain (low back). Sendejo (concussion) and Alexander (illness, rib) also expected to play. Per Schefter, Sendejo has passed the concussion protocol.

I worry about Thielen's effectiveness if the injury is as it sounds. :(
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Post by dead_poet » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:13 am

Per Goessling, Bradford expected to serve as #2. Teddy likely inactive.
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Post by dead_poet » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:16 am

Cris Carter will be honorary captain for the Vikes today (was cut by the Eagles).
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Post by purplehaze » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:44 am

SKOL BABY!!!!! IT IS OUR TURN!!!!! :govikes:
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Post by Lash Man » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:52 am

SKOL SKOL SKOL SKOL :smilevike:
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Post by Lash Man » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:54 am

dead_poet wrote:Per Rapoport, Thielen is expected to play despite being in plenty of pain (low back). Sendejo (concussion) and Alexander (illness, rib) also expected to play. Per Schefter, Sendejo has passed the concussion protocol.

I worry about Thielen's effectiveness if the injury is as it sounds. :(
Thielen is a Viking warrior he will give everything he has and be very effective against the Eagles
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Post by purplehaze » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:12 am

dead_poet wrote:Per Rapoport, Thielen is expected to play despite being in plenty of pain (low back). Sendejo (concussion) and Alexander (illness, rib) also expected to play. Per Schefter, Sendejo has passed the concussion protocol.

I worry about Thielen's effectiveness if the injury is as it sounds. :(
Damn Theilen injured scares me a little. With Philly’s pass rush and the shuffling of our O-line we need him for those quick slants like the Giants had success with earlier this year against them.
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Post by Texas Vike » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:23 am

Lower back stuff is unpredictable. He might very well get a shot and loosen up and feel just fine. Of course, the opposite could also happen--he stays stiff and just doesn't feel right.

We need him, that's for sure. I have a fuzzy memory of when he sustained that injury. I am pretty sure that he still played very well (made that amazing catch where the defender got called for PI and Thielen still came down with it) after sustaining the injury, which gives me some optimism that he can do it again today.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:27 am

I hate that it is the late game today.

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Post by w_huisman » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:35 am

“Light pole Crisco engineer”. Wonder how much that job pays! :rofl:

Seriously wonder who thought that was a good idea.....
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Post by dead_poet » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:51 am

Texas Vike wrote:Lower back stuff is unpredictable. He might very well get a shot and loosen up and feel just fine. Of course, the opposite could also happen--he stays stiff and just doesn't feel right.

We need him, that's for sure. I have a fuzzy memory of when he sustained that injury. I am pretty sure that he still played very well (made that amazing catch where the defender got called for PI and Thielen still came down with it) after sustaining the injury, which gives me some optimism that he can do it again today.
Was it the ball where Case sailed it and he jumped out of his shoes only to have the corner hit him hard and carry him in the air backwards 5 yards?
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Post by Texas Vike » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:12 am

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Texas Vike wrote:Lower back stuff is unpredictable. He might very well get a shot and loosen up and feel just fine. Of course, the opposite could also happen--he stays stiff and just doesn't feel right.

We need him, that's for sure. I have a fuzzy memory of when he sustained that injury. I am pretty sure that he still played very well (made that amazing catch where the defender got called for PI and Thielen still came down with it) after sustaining the injury, which gives me some optimism that he can do it again today.
Was it the ball where Case sailed it and he jumped out of his shoes only to have the corner hit him hard and carry him in the air backwards 5 yards?

You know what's amazing? The answer is yes, but he's done that so many times that I can't be sure that we're referring to the same play! Man, I love Thielen. I hope that dude can play and be effective today. The pride of Detroit Lakes deserves it.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:29 am

If Thielen isn't effective, I would hope Michael Floyd or LA Quan Treadwell could step up. Neither of those two have sine a thing all year.

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Post by dead_poet » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:40 am

Apparently Thielen is dealing with a couple of slight fractures in his back :shock: :(
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