After suffering a concussion in Week 7, Minnesota tight end John Carlson was one of seven players listed as inactive by the Vikings. Carlson has only managed to haul in three passes in 2012 while starting tight end Kyle Rudolph continues to flourish in the No. 1 role, and was one of four offensive players ruled out in Week 8 for head coach Leslie Frazier's team.
Among the seven Tampa Bay players held out of action is 24-year-old cornerback Myron Lewis, a third-round pick by the Bucs in 2010. Lewis joins fellow defenders Keith Tandy and Najee Goode on the inactive list in Week 8, and continues to be forced to watch from the sideline despite Tampa Bay's obvious struggles in their secondary this season.