The P/PTSD Perspective: Critical Players Absent, a Flurry of Roster Moves, & The Suspendable Hit

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The P/PTSD Perspective: November 25th, 2023

1) Vikings Announce the Absence of a Pair of Players Ahead of Pivotal SNF Game: The margin in the Denver loss — a 21-20 game — was ultra thin. One thinks of the Akayleb Evans absence, in particular, since Mekhi Blackmon got outjumped on the game-winning touchdown. Would having the long and strong Evans in the game have made a difference?

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2) Dalton Risner Opens Up About Denver Return, Love for Josh Dobbs, and Maybe Getting the Middle Finger: The man began his career in Denver (he was even a Broncos fan growing up). Very predictably, he had some people he knew in the area and heard his name called a ton. Unfortunately for the left guard, the Vikings had to travel back home with a loss rather than a win.

3) Vikings Make a Flurry of Roster Moves Before Week 12: The GM has definitely been a busy man. Kevin O’Connell has been making things work with the players who are available to him, but the ongoing injury troubles have made life difficult. Thankfully, things are looking more optimistic at several key positions, QB and WR foremost among them.

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4) Broncos Safety May Face League Discipline after Vicious Hit on Vikings QB Josh Dobbs: Hard not to look back at that moment and think about what could have been. After all, the Vikings lost by just a single point. Kareem Jackson’s illegal hit led to a turnover and three points for Denver. In the end, the veteran safety was suspended for the play but there was no flag thrown.

5) 4 Big Surprises from This Vikings Winning Streak: Alas, the winning streak is now gone, but pulling off five-straight victories kept the season afloat. In fact, those victories put Minnesota in the driver’s seat to hop into the playoffs, an outcome that was borderline unfathomable after the Week 5 defeat to the Chiefs and loss of Justin Jefferson.

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Enjoy the extra reading, Vikings fans.

K. Joudry is the Senior Editor for Vikings Territory and PurplePTSD. He has been covering the Vikings full time since the summer of 2021. He can be found on Twitter and as a co-host for Notes from the North, a humble Vikings podcast.