Packers-Vikings: Player notes

Injury updates, news on individuals from each team

TE Donald Lee was rewarded for his productive first half of the season when he signed a four-year contract extension worth $11.9 million. Lee is tied for second on the team with 29 catches. He had four receptions for 78 yards Sunday, including a 48-yard catch-and-go in the second quarter that led to a field goal.

FS Nick Collins will be sidelined at least two weeks after suffering a sprained ligament in his left knee during the third quarter of the win Sunday at Kansas City. Rookie Aaron Rouse will make his first start against Minnesota on Sunday.

RB Ryan Grant had to leave Sunday's game in the fourth quarter because of a mild concussion. His status for the upcoming contest is unknown. Grant made his first career start and had 92 all-purpose yards (55 rush, 37 pass) before getting hurt.

TE Bubba Franks is expected to remain out at least two more weeks as he recovers from a sprained knee. Franks has missed the last two games.

DT Corey Williams suffered a game-ending knee injury in the third quarter Sunday, but the injury wasn't considered to be serious.

QB Brett Favre had his second-best prolific game of the season, throwing for 360 yards on 24-of-34 accuracy. He brushed off two early interceptions by rallying the Packers to the win with a 60-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jennings with three minutes left in the fourth quarter. Favre has thrown three TD passes of at least 60 yards in the last two games.

WR Greg Jennings co-starred with Brett Favre as game-winning heroes for the second straight game. Jennings was on the receiving end of an 82-yard touchdown on the first play of overtime at Denver in the previous contest. Jennings had two TD receptions Sunday and leads the team with six.

WR Donald Driver led the club Sunday with five catches for 99 yards, highlighted by a 44-yard grab in the fourth quarter that led to a field goal. The yardage total was Driver's highest since he had 126 in Week 3 against San Diego. He's in a five-game dry spell without a touchdown and has only two this season.

CB Charles Woodson iced the victory Sunday with a last-minute 46-yard interception return for a touchdown. Woodson has two defensive scores in 2007, the first time he's done that in a season in his 10-year pro career. He returned a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the win over Washington in Week 6.

WLB A.J. Hawk came up with his first interception of the season Sunday, which led to the first of Greg Jennings' touchdown receptions in the third quarter.

QB Tarvaris Jackson continues to deal with injury issues. His most recent setback was a concussion suffered late in the second quarter of Sunday's game against San Diego. If Jackson is sufficiently recovered, he will start Sunday at Green Bay. The second-year player already has missed two games this season because of a groin strain and another start because of a broken finger.

QB Brooks Bollinger has been forced into action the past two games because of injuries to the Vikings starter. Both times Bollinger has played well and it at least has to be on coach Brad Childress' mind that the veteran might deserve a start. On Sunday, Bollinger completed seven of 10 passes for 95 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in two-plus quarters of action. He had a 133.3 rating.

RB Adrian Peterson continues to prove he deserved to be the No. 1 pick in the draft. Peterson's latest accomplishment was setting the NFL single-game rushing record with 296 yards on 30 carries and three touchdowns Sunday against San Diego. Peterson has 1,036 yards rushing on the season, making him the only NFL's only 1,000-yard rusher at this point, and is on pace to break Eric Dickerson's rookie rushing record of 1,808 yards set in 1983.

WR Bobby Wade saw extensive action Sunday, especially in the second half, despite playing with a knee injury. Wade finished with only one reception for 12 yards but he did throw some key blocks on Adrian Peterson's long runs.

WR Troy Williamson missed the week of practice and Sunday's game to be with his family in the South Carolina area after the death of his grandmother. Williamson is expected back on Wednesday.

WR Robert Ferguson tied his season-high with three catches for 24 yards against the Chargers. Ferguson, like Bobby Wade, made his biggest contributions with his down-field blocking. Ferguson has vowed not to shave until he catches a touchdown pass. He would love to do that against his former team, the Packers, on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

CB Antoine Winfield sat out Sunday's game against San Diego because of a hamstring injury. It was only the third game Winfield has missed in three-plus seasons with the Vikings.

CB Marcus McCauley started and played the entire game at left corner in place of Antoine Winfield. The rookie was very solid. What made his performance all the more impressive was that he had been demoted out of the nickel package a week earlier and did not get a defensive snap against Philadelphia.

FS Dwight Smith returned Sunday against San Diego after missing two games because of a hamstring injury. Smith made a nice diving play to breakup a pass and appeared to be back at full speed.

DE Erasmus James played for only the second time this season. James has missed time this season because of knee and shoulder problems.

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