KEYS TO THE GAME
Vikings: Allen was limited in practice for a second consecutive day Thursday so he could rest his right shoulder. Allen suffered a grade-3 sprain of the shoulder on Nov. 2 against Houston but has continued to play in games. He did not practice last Wednesday or Thursday. ... LB Vinny Ciurciu, who did not play Sunday at Jacksonville because of a hand injury, was limited in practice for a second consecutive day Thursday. ... LB David Herron was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday because of a shoulder injury. ... TE Garrett Mills was limited in practice for a second consecutive day Thursday because of an ankle injury suffered Nov. 16 at Tampa Bay. Mills did not play last Sunday. ... Williams was limited in practice Thursday because of a shoulder injury that he has continued to play through in recent weeks. ... DT Letroy Guion did not practice Thursday because of an ankle injury.
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