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Injury & Insult: Stitches and a Bizarre Press Conference

November 1, 2010

Halloween was a strange day for the Vikings. It started with ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reporting that Vikings head coach Brad Childress may be in jeopardy of losing his job and ended with Brett Favre being carted off the field and Randy Moss declaring he would no longer be answering the media’s questions.

On a play that did not draw a penalty flag, Brett Favre took a nasty hit on the chin from Patriots defensive tackle Myron Pryor. Pryor can expect to hear from the league office this week for a hit where he led with his helmet directly under Favre’s chin. On the play, Favre suffered a laceration that required 8 stitches.

Despite speculation of a concussion, Favre appeared to be just fine in his post-game press conference. However, with strict concussion guidelines in place by the NFL this season, Favre will likely undergo further testing this week. In order to play next week against the Arizona Cardinals, tests on Favre’s brain will have to be similar to tests conducted prior to the season.

If Favre’s press conference seemed normal, Randy Moss’ was anything but. It’s never a good sign when Moss starts a sentence with, “This is no disrespect to the Minnesota Vikings and their organization…” Using just under five minutes in front of the podium, Moss told members of the media that he will not be speaking to them anymore this season. He instead used his time to praise his former organization, the New England Patriots. He told his former coach, teammates, and fans that he missed them, and then went on to criticize his current team’s play calling and game plan.

Even though Randy Moss’ press conference was filled with the most fireworks, it was Favre who pinpointed the cure for his team, “We gotta win a game. No secret there.”

The Vikings now sit at the bottom of the NFC North with a 2-5 record. A lot has gone wrong for this team, but their locker room is still brimming with talent and veterans who know that winning games will cure all that ails them. This group hopes to rebound next week in the friendly confines of Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

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  1. November 1, 2010 7:20 am

    In full meltdown mode. At least we’ll get some good draft picks.

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