The Washington Redskins will play host to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. For the Redskins it's another game against a tough defensive unit, something this team is getting used to. Another thing this group is used to this season is injuries.

After replacing four of their starting offensive linemen last week against the Seattle Seahawks, the team is staring down the same possibility once again this week as those four guys are all listed as questionable for Sunday.

Jay Gruden addresses injuries at press conference

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden addressed this week's Redskins injury report at his daily afternoon press conference Friday afternoon. While Gruden was quick to point out that Matt Ioannidis (hand), and Arthur Jones (shoulder) were listed as out for Sunday, the rest of his list wasn't exactly quick.

“Out will be Matt Ioannidis, Arthur Jones," said Gruden. "And then questionable: Trent Williams, Jamison Crowder, Shawn Lauvao, Spencer Long, Morgan Moses, Ty Nsekhe, Montae Nicholson, Niles Paul, Brian Quick, Jordan Reed, Brandon Scherff, and Zach Brown."

While the current injury list is an improvement over what the team had last week when 21 players were listed on the report mid-week, it's still a serious situation.

Gruden said that tight-end Jordan Reed didn't practice Friday and would be evaluated by team doctors tomorrow and may be a game-time decision. Also, tight-end Niles Paul hasn't practiced the last part of this week after being limited Wednesday, Gruden says he's still in the concussion protocol.

The biggest injury the Redskins have had to endure this season has been to their leader, left tackle Trent Williams.

As stated in the past, Trent is going to need surgery on his injured left knee but is trying to make it through the season before having the procedure. The problem has been that Williams has been in too much pain to play. Gruden said, "It was nice to see him put his helmet on," referring to the fact that Williams action in practice Friday was his first in a long time.

Early Redskins playoff picture

With the season officially at the half-way point and Washington sitting at 4-4, they find themselves in the midst of a logjam in the NFC standings. The Eagles are currently the top seed with an 8-1 record. Behind Philadelphia are the Saints, the Vikings, and the Rams with a 6-2 record. The Seahawks, Panthers, and Cowboys all have three losses, and the Lions, Falcons, Redskins, and Packers all have four losses.

The Redskins still have to play the New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, and Dallas Cowboys (again) and already own tie-breakers over the LA Rams and Seattle Seahawks with head-to-head wins this season.

The Philadelphia Eagles and Cowboys both currently hold an advantage over Washington as the Redskins have dropped three games in total to those two teams (Eagles twice, Cowboys once).

The Redskins also still have two games against the 1-7 New York Giants, one against the 4-5 Arizona Cardinals, and one against the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers, who are both 3-5.