Injuries are part of life in the NFL, but, when you're in the middle of a two-game losing streak, getting back on track requires having everyone you need on the field.
It doesn't look like that will happen for the Vikings Sunday. Marcus Robinson continues to have back pain that has severely limited him in practice. He is expected to miss a third straight game Sunday, which leaves the Vikings' thin receiver corps even weaker.
In addition to Robinson, linebacker Napoleon Harris could also miss his second straight game with a dislocated wrist. Harris was replaced by Dontarrious Thomas last Sunday and tied for the team lead with eight tackles.
While neither Robinson nor Harris has been officially ruled out for Sunday, there is a good chance that both of them will be on the sidelines Sunday as they try to recover and give the Vikings a push for the second half once they return.
* With Fred Smoot arranging funeral services for his half-brother, who died Sunday in an automobile accident, the Vikings promoted rookie cornerback Charles Gordon from the practice squad to supply additional depth at the position. Gordon appeared to be a lock to make the team in training camp after a strong off-season and limited preseason, but injuries hurt the rookie's chances and he was cut and re-signed to the practice squad early in the season.
* The Vikings are barely ahead of the 1979 Vikings team for the lowest scoring team in Viking history. The team is averaging just 16.25 points a game -- slightly ahead of the 16.18 ppg the team managed in 1979.
* Fans attending the Vikings-Packers game Sunday are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation. The Vikings Women's Organization and Second Harvest Food Bank will have drop-off barrels located outside each of the entrance gates at the Metrodome from 10 a.m. until noon. Second Harvest is the largest hunger relief program in Minnesota.
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