With Percy Harvin dealing with migraines and Sidney Rice missing practice time this week due to an illness, the Vikings had both WRs listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.
Without both players on Sunday night in Carolina, the Vikings would be missing significant pieces of their scoring attack. Harvin is 2nd on the team in receptions and receiving yards and he leads the NFL with 1,780 all-purpose yards, including 986 kickoff return yards and 2 kickoff return TDs. Rice leads the Vikings in receptions with 67 and he leads the NFC in receiving yards with 1,075.
But this report from the Pioneer Press’ website suggests that both players might be suiting up for the Vikings. That would be good news for the Purple, who suddenly have even more incentive to defeat Carolina because of the New Orleans Saints loss to Dallas last night. A win tonight would slice the Saints hold on the NFC’s #1 seed to just 1 game, with the Vikings holding the tie-breaker.
Harvin and Rice’s official status for tonight’s game won’t be known until 90 minutes prior to kickoff, when the Vikings and Panthers are required to submit their list of inactive players.
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