Do Brett Favre and the Vikings Really Need Sidney Rice?

Football Maniaxs@@FantasymaniaxsSenior Writer IAugust 25, 2010

One of the worst preseason stories a Fantasy Owner can read about is injuries and surgery. Sydney Rice's offseason long battle with a hip injury suddenly required surgery and he will probably miss half of the 2010 season.

Rice had 83 receptions for 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns last year, resulting in a Pro Bowl season.

The speculation now turns to how this affects the Minnesota Vikings offense and, in particular, their 40-year old quarterback.

I'm not trying to minimize the injury. The Vikings are a better team with a healthy Rice in the lineup than one that is injured. He had a huge impact in their 34-3 playoff win over Dallas when he caught six passes for 141 yards and three touchdowns.


Can they survive the impact of this loss? How has Brett Favre coped in the past with similar situations?

Let's find out>>>