We're an hour and a half away from kickoff at the Metrodome, ladies and gentlemen, and that means it's time to take a look at the inactive lists for both participants in today's contest. As we always do, we will take a look at both lists, starting with the visitors.
Like we said in our check of the injury report, Lester is inactive and will be replaced by Quintin Mikell at safety. No other real surprises on the Carolina injury report.
And now, on to the home team.
Not surprisingly, newly-acquired Josh Freeman is inactive, so Christian Ponder will back up Matt Cassel. Jamarca Sanford resumes his starting role in the secondary, as will Chris Cook. Blair Walsh is also active for the Vikings.
There are your inactive lists for both teams that we'll be seeing at the Metrodome this afternoon, folks. The Open Thread will be popping up any moment, so keep an eye out for that, and we'll be waiting for kickoff at noon Central time.