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Eric Kendricks out vs. Jacksonville after pre-game injury

The Vikings' linebacker hurt his calf during warmups.
Eric Kendricks

The Minnesota Vikings defense took a major blow before the opening kickoff on Sunday as Eric Kendricks was ruled out with a calf injury. The Vikings linebacker was injured during pre-game warmups and came up lame during a drill was ruled out for the entire game shortly before kickoff.

The loss of Kendricks is a big one for the Vikings as he ranks third in Pro Football Focus' overall grades among qualifying linebackers. 

With the All-Pro out of the lineup, Jacksonville drove down the field on the opening drive to put Minnesota in a 6-0 hole early in the game.

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