Vikings' Pat Williams Out Against Eagles

Bruce Ciskie

by Bruce Ciskie

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The Minnesota Vikings have just announced game-day inactives for their Wild Card game against Philadelphia.

After a week of hope over the health of defensive tackle Pat Williams, who has missed two games with a broken shoulder blade, the Vikings have announced Williams is inactive.

The big question heading into the 3:30pm Eastern kickoff is whether Eagles coach Andy Reid will try to take advantage of this. Long known as a pass-happy play-caller, Reid does have the talent in the backfield to exploit the Vikings defensive front, which has missed Williams each of the last two games.

His absence may also hurt the effectiveness of the Vikings' other linemen, who aren't used to getting tons of attention from blockers on running plays.

It's also worth noting that starting end Ray Edwards is out, meaning Brian Robison starts opposite Jared Allen.

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