The Eagles and Vikings will have their rematch of the 2018 NFC Championship Game this Sunday. However, both teams will be missing some players that played in that memorable game last season.
#MINvsPHI Injury Report
OUT – Tashawn Bower, Everson Griffen, Marcus Sherels, Trae Waynes
QUESTIONABLE – Dalvin Cook
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) October 5, 2018
The Vikings will be without two key members of their defense in Everson Griffen, and Trae Waynes. Dalvin Cook being a game-time decision is also note-worthy, although the Eagles run defense has been the best in the NFL so far this season.
#MINvsPHI Status Report
Out: DE Barnett (shoulder), RB Sproles (hamstring)
Questionable: RB Clement (quadricep), DT Ngata (calf)
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 5, 2018
The Eagles defense will be without Derek Barnett, who injured his shoulder during last Sunday’s game against the Titans. This will be the first game of Barnett’s career that he will miss.
The offense will also be without Darren Sproles this week for the 3rd game in a row. Sproles suffered an injury while practicing for the Buccaneers game, and just hasn’t been able to shake off this hamstring issue. It’s upsetting to see Sproles go through an injury like this in his farewell season.
Corey Clement hasn’t practiced all week, which isn’t a good sign for his availability for the Vikings game. Haloti Ngata apparently suffered his calf injured at practice this week, with no one really knowing how severe of an injury it being. If Ngata can’t go, the Eagles Defensive Line will have to deal with a lot of adversity against a tough Vikings offense.
We will know more about all these injuries and uncertainties when each team releases their inactive list 90 minutes prior to kickoff on Sunday.