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Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings: Inactive Lists For Both Teams

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Who will be sitting out the final game of the season? Let’s check the inactive lists.

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We’re about ninety minutes away from kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium, as the Minnesota Vikings will play host to the Chicago Bears to close out the 2016 regular season. Both teams have released their inactive lists for today’s matchup, so let’s take a look at both of those, starting with the visiting team.

Chicago Bears

  • WR Daniel Braverman
  • DB Deon Bush
  • CB Bryce Callahan
  • RB Ka’Deem Carey
  • LB Leonard Floyd
  • FB Paul Lasike
  • LB Pernell McPhee

Couple of big losses for the Bears on the defensive side with Callahan and Floyd being out. McPhee is a significant loss as well. Hopefully the Vikings can take advantage of their absences.

And now, on to the home team.

Minnesota Vikings

  • G Willie Beavers
  • G Alex Boone
  • WR Stefon Diggs
  • RB C.J. Ham
  • QB Taylor Heinicke
  • RB Adrian Peterson
  • WR Laquon Treadwell

With the Vikings moving Andrew Sendejo to injured reserve yesterday, they don’t have to list him on the inactive list. With Boone being out, it appears that the Vikings will start Brandon Fusco at left guard and keep Joe Berger at right guard with Nick Easton starting again at center. This is the eighth different offensive line combination the Vikings have used this season. In 2016, the same five offensive linemen started in all 16 games.

Have to say I’m a bit unhappy about both Heinicke and Ham being inactive today, too. I thought they could use a little run in a game like today’s, but it won’t happen. Isaac Fruechte, who was just called up from the practice squad, is active. Diggs will end the season with 903 receiving yards, meaning it’s up to Adam Thielen to get at least 40 yards if the Vikings want to break their 1,000-yard receiver drought.

That’s a look at the inactive lists for today’s matchup, folks. We’ll have the Open Thread for the first quarter up and running at around 11:00 AM Central.