Not how they drew it up

A projected depth chart from early August looks like ancient Vikings history. As many as five probable starters could be lost for the season. And it’s fair to say only two of these players — Kyle Rudolph and Alex Boone — finished Sunday’s game in a manner predictable on Aug. 1:

Pos. Early August starter Sunday vs. Houston

QB Teddy Bridgewater Injured reserve; out for season

RB Adrian Peterson Injured reserve; could return

WR Stefon Diggs Did not play, injury

WR Charles Johnson Former No. 2 guy played only 12 snaps

TE Kyle Rudolph Quiet game, but strong season so far

TE Rhett Ellison Did not play, injury

LT Matt Kalil Injured reserve; likely out for season

LG Alex Boone Battling injuries but keeps playing

C John Sullivan Released in late August

RG Brandon Fusco Suffered concussion on first drive

RT Andre Smith Did not play, injury; now on IR