Moss Out For Monday's Game

What has been speculated all week has been confirmed -- Randy Moss will miss Monday's game with the Colts and end his consecutive-games streak at 103 regular-season games.

With questions swirling about the severity of Randy Moss hamstring injury, coach Mike Tice left little doubt Saturday what his plan is. Moss was downgraded to doubtful, won't play and likely won't even make the trip to Indy.

For Moss, it will end a streak of 103 straight games -- a wide receiver record second only to Cris Carter on the Vikings.

VU is being told Moss is anxious to return against Green Bay and both he and Tice felt it was better for the team to shut him down this week and hope to have him closer to 100 percent for next week.

* Moss won't be the only starter out Monday. It looks like Mewelde Moore will be deactivated, opening the door for Michael Bennett and Onterrio Smith to each make a claim for his starting role.
* With Moss inactive, recently signed rookie Ben Nelson will get his first action. Nelson doesn't have great size or speed, but he catches just about everything thrown at him.
* The Vikings plan to try to use a full rotation up front to wear down the Colts offensive line. Darrion Scott is expected to be activated, which will give the Vikings eight defensive linemen to choose from Monday.
* Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison will likely set the all-time NFL record Monday for most receptions for a QB-WR, breaking the current mark held by former Bills Jim Kelly and Andre Reed.

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