GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Hello from Lambeau Field on the kind of chilly morning worthy of John Facenda narration; it's expected to be 19 degrees at 1 p.m. ET, when the Vikings face off against the Green Bay Packers for the fifth time in the past 12 months. And as the Vikings try to end a four-game losing streak in Green Bay, they'll have both running back Adrian Peterson and wide receiver Greg Jennings on the field.
Both players were questionable for Sunday's game -- Peterson with a strained groin, Jennings with a strained right Achilles tendon -- but both are on the active roster. Peterson and Jennings had both said they would play, but Jennings was probable for last Sunday's game in Seattle, too, and wound up on the inactive list.
He said this week he felt fresh after not playing last Sunday, and he'll get to start against his former team. In fact, it seems the Vikings will start both of their regular receivers today; they didn't announce a lineup change at receiver, which should mean Jerome Simpson is back in the lineup after the Vikings didn't start him in Seattle following his drunken driving arrest. We'll see how much they use Simpson in relation to Cordarrelle Patterson today -- and how much the cold temperatures affect their passing game -- but at the moment, it appears the Vikings might be done disciplining Simpson.
Here is the Vikings' full list of inactives: