Just when you didn't think it could get a whole lot worse for the Minnesota Vikings, it did.
On the play after Adrian Peterson appeared to suffer a nasty knee injury, Christian Ponder was sacked on a helmet-to-helmet hit by Redskins' defensive tackle Barry Cofield. After the play, Ponder was taken back to the locker room, likely to be checked for a concussion, because the shot he took was a pretty big one.
This follows a shot that he took in the first quarter from Redskins' safety Reed Doughty as he tried to slide after a quarterback scramble. Doughty was penalized on the play, and the Vikings scored a touchdown as a result.
The Vikings and Redskins are still tied at ten with 10:42 remaining in the third quarter of play at FedEx Field. At this point, we're just going to stop asking if it can get any worse, because every time we ask it, it seems that it does.