The Minnesota Vikings earned an incredible comeback victory in opposition to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, utilizing Joshua Dobbs’ arm (and legs) to win 31-28.
Nonetheless, accidents as soon as once more have been an enormous story within the aftermath of that recreation with a number of playmakers on offense happening all through the afternoon.
Here’s a fast have a look at among the Vikings who left due to damage, and what their standing appears to be like like within the aftermath of the win.
RB Cam Akers
Cam Akers was dominated out of the sport through the second half due to an ankle damage, and following the sport, Kevin O’Connell stated during his press conference that the worry is that Akers suffered an Achilles damage in Atlanta.
Minnesota acquired Akers by way of commerce following their Week 2 loss in opposition to the Eagles, and since then, he has been a little bit of a boon to their speeding assault. He has totaled 30 carries for 113 yards and a landing over his 5 video games in Minnesota whereas additionally including 8 receptions for an extra 57 yards.
Whether it is certainly an Achilles tear for Akers, it is going to be his second such damage over his four-year NFL profession. It’s by no means straightforward to come back again from that damage, however hopefully, he is ready to make a restoration and are available again sturdy for subsequent season.
QB Jaren Corridor
Jaren Corridor received his first NFL begin on Sunday, and total, he was chic whereas within the recreation. The rookie seemed the a part of a beginning QB by finishing 5 of his six passes for 78 yards, together with a 47-yard dot to Alexander Mattison on the sideline.
Nonetheless, his recreation was reduce quick due to a concussion throughout Minnesota’s first purple zone drive of the day. On a scramble as he ran in direction of the purpose line, he sustained a success to the pinnacle and instantly got here out. Joshua Dobbs got here in to play QB the remainder of the best way and earned a comeback win, however hopefully, Corridor is ready to heal up over the course of the week.
WR Ok.J. Osborn
Ok.J. Osborn additionally left Sunday’s recreation with a concussion suffered on a primary half reception. It is rather fortunate that it’s all he suffered contemplating how scary the hit was within the second. He was capable of stand up and onto a cart after a pair minutes, although, and gave a thumbs as much as the gang as he rode off the sphere.
To that time within the recreation, Osborn had caught a pair of passes for 17 yards, and within the absence of Justin Jefferson, he has stepped up for the offense. Now, Jefferson is eligible to return for Week 10 in opposition to the Saints. Hopefully Osborn is ready to get wholesome over the course of the week and provides Minnesota’s beginning QB (whether or not it’s Dobbs or Corridor) a full recipe of receivers.
Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The School of Idaho and managing editor of PurplePTSD.com. When he’s not writing concerning the NFL, Josh enjoys working, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Take a look at his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.