Patriots vs Vikings injury report for NFL Thanksgiving Day 2022
It’s going to be a complicated game for the Vikings with one of their key players still out due to a concussion. Indeed, the
With their showdown set for Thanksgiving night on November 24th, the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings have released their final injury reports ahead of their Week 12 clash in Minneapolis.
Vikings vs Patriots: How do they stack up?
As they approach this game against each other, the Patriots and Vikings are coming off some very different encounters in Week 11. Where the Pats are concerned, they were able to overcome an extremely strong defensive performance by the New York Jets to emerge with a 10-3 victory. In truth, were it not for the apparent capitulation of QB Zach Wilson, the Patriots would probably not have been so lucky. On that note, it’s worth pointing out that the Jets have since taken the decision to bench their misfiring signal caller.
Where the Vikings are concerned, in the space of a week Minnesota went from one of the best performing teams in the league with an 8-1 record to being dismantled by the Dallas Cowboys in a 40-3 loss. Now 8-2 and facing a Patriots team that is just beginning to find its footing with a 6-4 record, it goes without saying that the Vikings will be looking to get back to winning ways. With all of that said, here is a look at the injury report for both teams as they prepare to face each other at 8:20 p.m. ET at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Vikings Injury Report
It should come as no surprise, that Christian Darrisaw continues in concussion protocol which of course is a major blow to the Vikings, as he is without doubt one of their best options when it comes to run blocking. What that means, is that we will likely see the Patriots employing a number of players to assist in containing Vikings’ star running back Dalvin Cook. Indeed, New England’s run-stoppage currently ranks 13th in the league, with 114.5 yards allowed per game. They are also 17th in average yards per carry at 4.47. This is all to say that we can most definitely expect the Patriots to make it group effort where Cook is concerned, with Blake Brandel likely getting the nod in Darrisaw’s absence. There is some good news, in that Wide receiver Justin Jefferson, who had an issue with his toe, as well as linebacker Za’Darius Smith have both been cleared to play on Thanksgiving night.
|CB - Andrew Booth Jr (Knee)||-||DE - Dalvin Tomlinson (Calf)|
|T - Christian Darrisaw (Concussion)|
|CB - Akayleb Evans (Concussion|
Patriots Injury Report
The big news coming out of New England’s camp is that center David Andrews has actually travelled with the team to Minnesota, though he still remains listed as questionable. A tough player who is seemingly comfortable with pain, Andrews’ presence can be considered essential to eht Pats chances of success. If it comes to pass that he can’t play, we can expect to see the Vikings’ Smith pose a much bigger threat to New England’s Mac Jones. Regarding who will replace Andrews, that responsibility will more than likely fall on the shoulders of veteran James Ferentz. Keep a close eye on this one.
|OL - Isaiah Wynn (Foot)||-||C - David Andrews (Thigh)|
|T - Yodny Cajuste (Calf)|
|DB - Marcus Jones (Ankle)|
|Wr - DeVante Parker (Knee)|