The Minnesota Vikings announced Percy Harvin will miss the rest of the season due to the ankle injury he suffered four and a half weeks ago. Jared Allen also is dealing with injuries, but his ailments are not severe enough to force him to miss any games. Allen also responded to inquiries that he may face retaliation from the Chicago Bears for a hit that ended Lance Louis’ season. Christian Ponder may have a shorter leash than he has had in any game this season.
The Minnesota Vikings are in the heat of the playoff chase, but they also need to think about the future. The Vikings need to make a decision on several free agents and how to improve several areas.
The Minnesota Vikings had an anemic pass rush in 2007. So, the team went out and acquired the individual sack leader that season during the offseason. There were concerns over some off-field issues, but he has become one of the team’s best playmakers and leaders.