MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have had one of those nail-biter seasons, and there’s not much left to chew on with their chance of making the playoffs now in low-percentage territory.
The math problem won’t be any easier to solve without Adam Thielen.
The venerable wide receiver was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday, so the only way he could return from his sprained ankle this season would be with the Vikings playing deep into January.
“Adam’s such a great player. He’s been so productive. He’s a great leader on our team, so it’s tough to not have him,” quarterback Kirk . . .