The following Chicago Bears players are inactive for this afternoon's contest:
The Bears will start Julius Peppers and Shea McClellin at defensive end, while Stephen Paea and Corey Wootton will start at defensive tackle. DT Jeremiah Ratliff is active and will make his season debut. He hasn't played in an NFL game since last November and will be on a snap count.
For the Minnesota Vikings, the following players are inactive:
Audie Cole will make his second straight start at middle linebacker in place of the recently-demoted Erin Henderson. Xavier Rhodes will start for Robinson. John Carlson will be the primary pass-catching tight end in place of Rudolph.
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