Whine and cheese was the order of the day Monday in Seattle, where quarterback Matt Hasselbeck received the bad news -- a Grade 2 sprain of his left knee that was rolled up by E.J. Henderson.
While film of the play clearly showed that Seahawks fullback Mack Strong pushed Henderson into Hasselbeck's knee, he told reporters Monday that he's convinced the injury was intentional.
"I'm sure he didn't try to put me out for a long period of times, but they didn't want me to finish the game, either," said Hasselbeck -- adding that if Brad Johnson had been the QB on that play, Seahawks players would not have injured him.
Perhaps Hasselbeck will feel differently after viewing the film of the game, where it will show that there was no bad intention on Henderson's part. But until then, let the paranoia set in.
* Chester Taylor briefly took over the NFL rushing lead after Sunday's games. Through six games, he has 590 yards on 137 carries -- five yards ahead of Denver's Tatum Bell. Monday night, New York Giants running back Tiki Barber reclaimed the lead in yards with 647 yards on 129 carries.
* The Vikings have three wide receivers that are likely to be listed on the injury report for next week. Troy Williamson and Travis Taylor both have concussions and Marcus Robinson has a lower back strain. Brad Childress said he expects all three players to be ready for next Monday's game.
* The Vikings will honor Warren Moon during Monday night's game. Moon was named to the NFL Hall of Fame this year and spent a couple of very productive seasons with the Vikings late in his career.
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