Minnesota Vikings: TJ Hockenson suffers season ending knee injuries

Things have gone from bad to worse for the Minnesota Vikings as they’ve lost two straight games dropping their playoff percentage to 28% and they’ve now lost TJ Hockenson to a season ending knee injury. Hockenson left this weekend’s Lions game with the injury as he had four catches for 58 yards in the loss. Hockenson was having a career year in his first full season with the Minnesota Vikings recording 960 yards a which set a career high for the tight end.

The loss is another key injury in a dreadful season for the Minnesota Vikings injury wise. The team has somehow remained afloat despite an early season ending injury to Kirk Cousins, missing Justin Jefferson for a majority of the season, and dealing with several other significant injuries throughout the season.

Despite all the injuries the Minnesota Vikings sit at 7-8 still alive in the playoff hunt with games against the Packers and the Lions remaining. Beating the Packers could give the Vikings a serious shot at the playoffs as the Lions may not have anything to play for in the final game of the season.

Minnesota Vikings: Can the Vikings find their way back to the playoffs?

The Minnesota Vikings will need some help to get into the playoffs but, they have a serious shot if they can win their final two games. The Rams and the Seahawks hold the final two playoff spots with the Rams facing the Giants and the 49ers and the Seahawks facing the Steelers and the Cardinals. The Rams could trip up against the Giants who’ve been a tough out all year and the 49ers may need to win their final game to clinch the top seed in the NFC. For now the priority for the Vikings remains winning the games in front of them.