The Vikings figure to win Sunday’s game against the Rams decisively. But they will not have the services of rookie right tackle Phil Loadholt, who is out with an ankle injury.
Artis Hicks will probably step in, and spend most of his time Sunday attempting to block Rams left defensive end Leonard Little.
The Vikings’ other inactives are WR and Week Three hero Greg Lewis, rookie CB Asher Allen, RB Albert Young, LB Erin Henderson, WR Darius Reynaud, and DT Letroy Guion.
The Rams, meanwhile, are relatively healthy. Their inactives are FS Anthony Smith, DT Dorell Scott, SS James Butler, G/T John Greco, OG Roger Allen, WR Ruvell Martin, DL Victor Adeyanju, and third QB Keith Null.
Quarterback Marc Bulger (bruised rotator cuff) is active, but will back up Kyle Boller.