EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. –The Vikings return to the friendly confines of TCF Bank Stadium, where they look to improve on their 8-3 record in their two-year stint on the campus of the University of Minnesota. They will do so without DT Sharrif Floyd (knee/ankle), LB Eric Kendricks (ribs) and DE Justin Trattou (foot).
Also on defense for the Vikings, LBs Anthony Barr (low back) and Audie Cole (finger) both battled through injuries this week, Barr is questionable and Cole is probable. DT Tom Johnson (knee), who was listed on this week's injury report but fully participated in Thursday and Friday's practices, is probable. DE Everson Griffen (neck) participated in practice on a limited basis this week and is also listed as probable. S Harrison Smith (neck) was a midweek addition to the injury report but is probable to play on Sunday.
On the offensive side of the ball, WR Stefon Diggs (hamstring) was able to fully participate in Friday's practice and is probable against the Rams. TE Rhett Ellison (concussion) and T T.J. Clemmings fully participated in all of this week's practices and both are probable for Sunday. C Joe Berger (chest) was held out of Wednesday's practice before working back to a full participant in Friday's practice; he is probable against the Rams.
The Rams defense has also been battling through injuries heading into Week 9, DE Chris Long (knee) has been ruled out on Sunday. Fellow DEs Robert Quinn (knee) and William Hayes (thigh) and S T.J. McDonald are all listed as questionable heading into Sunday's matchup.
Offensively for St. Louis, RB Tre Mason (ankle) was able to fully participate in Friday's practice, while RB Chase Reynolds (thigh) returned to practice Friday on a limited basis, both are officially listed as questionable by the Rams. T Rob Havenstein (ankle) is also listed as questionable on the injury report after not participating in any practices for St. Louis this week.
As a reminder, a player listed as out on Friday's injury report has a 0% chance of playing on Sunday, a doubtful listing gives a player a 25% chance of playing, a questionable listing gives a 50% chance of competing and a played listed as probable is a virtual certainty to suit up and play on Sunday.