It seems to happen every season: the Green Bay Packers have a considerable amount of players out with injury. For the Vikings, all is well if Adrian Peterson is well, but they'll be without occasional rusher Percy Harvin.
The Green Bay Packers hit the turf against rival Minnesota Vikings early Sunday afternoon in Wisconsin. The weather is forecasted to be sunny with occasional clouds, reaching a high of 48 degrees. Both teams have released their inactive lists for the game.
The Packers will not have the services of safety Charles Woodson, running back Johnny White, cornerback Sam Shields, linebacker Clay Matthews, linebacker Terrell Manning, wide receiver Donald Driver and defensive end C.J. Wilson.
The Packers are, once again, really banged up. Matthews is out for his fourth game of the season with a hamstring injury. Driver is out with a thumb injury. White is sidelined with a concussion. Woodson is missing his fifth straight game with a collarbone injury. Manning is out with a shoulder issue, Wilson a knee injury and Shields an ankle injury.
The Vikings will have to do without backup quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, wide receiver Percy Harvin, cornerback Brandon Burton, linebacker Audie Cole, offensive lineman Mark Asper, tight end Allen Reisner and defensive end D' Aundre Reed.
Harvin is the only inactive player to be listed on the Vikings' official injury report. An ankle injury has kept the wide receiver from playing in a game since a Week 9 loss to Seattle. On the season, he has 62 catches for 677 yards and three touchdowns. Rushing, Harvin has 22 carries for 96 yards and two touchdowns.